Loved my stay at Malaga’s Grand Hotel Miramar

Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga, Spain / Kimberly Sullivan

Enjoyed such a wonderful stay in Malaga’s Grand Hotel Miramar, in Spain’s Andalucia region. I am a huge admirer of historic hotels, and the Grand Hotel Miraramar had it in spades. Construction began on this hotel by architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan in 1921, and it was inaugurated as Hotel Principe de Asturias in 1926, with…

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Art deco overload in Arcachon, France

I’ve already written about our visit to the Dune du Pyla – at 105 meters high, officially Europe’s highest sand dune. Very close to this impressive natural wonder in France’s Gironde region is the pretty seaside town of Arcachon. This sleepy Atlantic coastal town became a destination of the international jet-set in the mid 19th…

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Turin’s art deco galleries

When you’re in Piedmont’s capital of Turin, you must be sure to visit the city’s wonderful shopping galleries. They are ideal for the less-than-perfect weather in northern Italy, and maintain their original art deco charm. The first gallery constructed in Turin was at the request of the Marquis Natta d’Alfano, and constructed by the architect…

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