Tuesday, 26 July 2016

BRISTOL HOTELS IN EUROPE


ALBANIA Tirana.


AUSTRIA Bad Gastein, Salzburg, Vienna.
AZERBAIJAN Baku
BELGIUM Antwerp, Brussels, De Haan, Knokke Heist, La Roche en Ardenne.
BOSNIA MostarSarajevoTuzla.
BULGARIA Bankya, Sofia.
CROATIA Lovran, Opatija.
CYPRUS Kyrenia (Girne).
CZECH REPUBLIC Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad), Prague.
ESTONIA Pärnu.
FRANCE Aix-les-Bains, Avignon, Bordeaux, Caen, Calais, Carcasonne, Châlons-en-Champagne, Colmar, Grenoble, Le Puy, Le Touquet, Metz, MontbéliardMontaubanMulhouse, Nice, Niederbronn-les-Bains, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Paris (Le Bristol), Paris (Bristol République), Paris (Bristol Nord), Pau, Périgueux, Reims, Saint-Malo, Saint-Honoré-les-Bains, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Valencienne, Vichy.
GERMANY Bad Kissingen, Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Mainz, Munich, Potsdam, Sindelfingen.
GREECE Kos, Thessaloniki, Volos.
HUNGARY Budapest.
ITALY Abano Termo, Alassio, Bari, Battipaglia, BellariaBibioneCaorle, Capri, Cattolica, Cesenatico, Cervia, Chioggia, Cinisella Balsamo, Dogana Nuova, Enna (Sicily), Finale Ligure, Fiuggi, Florence, Genoa, Ischia (Hotel Bristol Lacco Ameno), Ischia (Hotel Bristol Terme), Jesolo Lido, Laigueglia, Lavagna, Lignano, Milan,  Milan (Hostel Bristol),  Minori, Misano Adriatico, Modica (Sicily), Naples, Pesaro, Pietro Ligure, Pineto, Pompei, Rapallo, Riccione, Rimini, Rome, Savignano Sul Panaro, Sesto, Sorrento, Spotorno, Stresa (Lago Maggiore), Tabiano Terme, Taormina (Sicily), Tirrenia, Varazze, Vasto, Viareggio, Vietri Sul Mare.
LUXEMBOURG Luxembourg City
MACEDONIA (Former Yugoslav Republic of). Skopje.
NORWAY Bergen, Oslo.
POLAND Busko Zdrój  Bytom, KielceRzeszówTarnow, Warsaw.
ROMANIA Bucharest, Galati.
RUSSIA Adler, KrasnodarPyatigorskSamaraTaganrog, TolyattiYeysk (Eisk).
SERBIA Belgrade.
SLOVAKIA Banska Stiavnica
SLOVENIA
Kosice.
SPAIN Almeria, Barcelona, Benavente, Benidorm Hotel Bristol Residencia, Benidorm Hotel Bristol Park, Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) , Gibraltar (GB), Valencia.
SWEDEN Arvika.
SWITZERLAND Adelboden, Berne, Davos, Geneva, Leukerbad, Montreux, Saas-Fee, Verbier, Villars-sur-Ollon, Zermatt, Zurich.
TURKEY Istanbul
UKRAINE Odessa, Yalta.
UNITED KINGDOM Bristol, Bristol (Brigstow), Burry Port  GloucesterGordanoIckworth (home of Lord Bristol)PaigntonNewquay


Scenes from High Times at the Hotel Bristol.
Top
: Top dog at Le Bristol, Paris, setting for Chapter 19: 'Suha Arafat and the Hope Diamond'.

Right:  Naples, favourite haunt of roguish Lord Bristol and the flighty Emma Hamilton, whose tales are told in Chapter 2, 'The Actress and the Earl-Bishop'
Far right: the Prince of Wales suite, Hotel Bristol, Vienna, see Chapter 6: 'High Noon for the King's Moll'


Friday, 22 July 2016

NORTH AMERICA


CANADA Montréal, Toronto, Wawa.
USA Bristol CT, Bristol RI, Campbell CA, Canandaigua, NY, Dillingham (Alaska), Downers Grove, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Steamboat Springs, Virginia, Washington, Wildwood Crest.





Hotel Bristol, New York: 'Upper end Times Square and in the middle of things' says this 1920s postcard. This once fashionable hotel is the location of 'The Lonely Doll and the Castor Oil King', Chapter 16 in High Times at the Hotel Bristol

Thursday, 21 July 2016

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA


ARGENTINA Buenos Aires General Roca, Mar de Plata, Parana San Miguel de Tacumán Santiago del Estero, San Juan, Termas de Rio Hondo Villa Carlos Paz
BRAZIL Belo Horizonte (2), Brazilia, Curitiba (7), Florianópolis (2), Foz de Iguaçu, Fortaleza, Guarapari, Guarulhos IpatingaLagoa SantaLondrina, Maringá, Mossoró, Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, Sao José Dos Pinhais Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo (2) Timóteo, Vila Velha, Vitoria
MEXICO Mexico City
PANAMA Panama City, Buenaventura
PARAGUAY Asunción
VENEZUELA Barinas

In the early part of the 20th century, the Hotel Bristol in Plata del Mar, Argentina,
was the 'Queen of the Riviera' and the finest hotel in all South America.
A descriptoin of its heyday is in Chapter 10,

'Gambling with Maradona', in High Times at the Hotel Bristol

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

MIDDLE EAST


JORDAN Amman
KUWAIT Kuwait City
LEBANON
Beirut
YEMEN Al-Hudayda

Right: Lobby of Le Bristol in Beirut, one of the
most famous hotels in the Middle East

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

AFRICA

ERITREA Asmara
MOROCCO Tangier
TUNISIA Tunis

The Bristol Hotel in Lagos closed not so long ago. It had some dark moments in its past, including the lynching of a middle-aged woman deemed to be a 'witch' in its grounds in 1976. Most of the stories in High Times at the Hotel Bristol are a lot more cheerful than this.

Sunday, 17 July 2016