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Palace Hotel
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  • 99 bedrooms
  • 99 bathrooms
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • QC Approved Listing
Property description
Inaugurated on 12 of July 1914, the Palace Hotel had from the beginning the luxury necessary for its privileged category. From the very beginning and due to the contractual nature of its construction (to accommodate, at the required standing, those willing to play appreciable sums at the casino), the Palace Hotel had the most elegant facilities: 250 rooms or apartments, electric light, hot and cold water in each room, bathrooms on each floor, elevators for people and their luggage, hallways, correspondence room, smoking room, ice factory, omnibus-car service and the famous restaurant with Romanian-French cuisine. Through the amounts followed to be invested,the construction of the hotel was one of the most important clauses of the contract, In Alphonse Heitz's offer (to be returned to the municipality after 6 years of operation), the hotel becomes a reality (for its own use) through the efforts of Baron Edgard de Marçay and the Society of Great Establishments, although impediments and postponements are not lacking in the authentic Balkan way. Located in "the most picturesque place on the Black Sea shores", the hotel is built in the eclectic style specific to the French Riviera. The main facade, designed symmetrically and monumentally, like the whole building, in fact, has as central element the entrance, flanked by two large consoles, provided at the top with Empire type garlands. Each level is individualized: the ground floor windows have a slightly arched arch, the first floor alternates balconies with hardware and masonry, the second floor has a rhythmic series of balconies with hardware on consoles, the following levels are separated by a frieze with Greek wave, and the semi-circular windows of the last level with small balconies and the same hardware, are flanked by massive consoles. The facade from the sea is higher, because the hotel follows the shore slope, introduces an asymmetrical element through the staircase that reaches the level of the key. Its impressive French neoclassical monumentality, the diversity of the quotations, based mainly on the Mediterranean tradition, gave Hotel Palace, the belonging to the category of modernity and not of traditionalism.

5-7 Remus Opreanu Street, Constanta, Constanta, Romania
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