What can one offer to the seasoned traveler who has seen it all: The historic but formal and often rather staid 5-star-Grand Hotels, the oh-so-hip (but uncomfortable) designer hotels, the exotic hideaways that require 15-hour-journeys, and the uniform luxury hotel chains that look the same in any location around the world ?
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And what to offer the traveler who is tired of paying close to $ 1.000 for a standard luxury hotel room, tired of needing a Ph.D. – degree in engineering to figure out how the lighting system works, tired of minibars where a Coca Cola costs $ 12 and a Mars bar $ 8, tired of having to pay $ 45 for a movie and $ 50 for a Continental breakfast consisting of mediocre coffee, pasteurized orange juice and stale croissants ? What about… some authentic? Something simple, yet perfectly executed? Something timeless, with a unique charm ?