Hundred years after its opening, the belle epoque Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, Spain has reopened after a € 16 million renovation. Hotel Maria Cristina, was built in 1912 by French architect Charles Mewes, architect also of the Ritz in Madrid and Paris. The hotel has 136 spacious rooms and suites and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Since September of 1953, thanks to the International Film Festival, the name of the hotel Maria Cristina has been internationally recognized. Great and illustrious film celebrities have elected year after year the hotel Maria Cristina for their stay in the city during the Festival such as Gregory Peck, Glenn Ford, Julie Andrews, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Robert De Niro, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Woody Allen, Susan Sarandon, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Peter O´Toole, Harrison Ford , Mel Gibson or the Spanish Fernando Fernan-Gomez, Pedro Almodovar and Francisco Rabal.
Hotel Indigo, IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) upscale boutique brand, announced the opening of its second location in Atlanta in one of Georgia’s largest historic districts and just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The hotel, located in historic College Park, offers guests a unique hotel experience with a comfortable design that blends well with the surrounding neighborhood. The 142-room, five-story hotel offers a warm and inviting environment with each room featuring a vibrant décor with touches of starbursts and turquoise. Vintage photographs of the neighborhood can be found throughout the hotel that invite and inspire guests to explore the surrounding historic areas in the city of College Park. Common areas, including the reception area, are well furnished and reflect the region with layered marble brought in from Tate, the marble capital of Georgia. The first new hotel to open near the airport in two years, it’s close to Interstate 85 and Interstate 285. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to the nearby airport and is just a block from the College Park MARTA station, making it easy for guests to visit downtown Atlanta, a short ride away.