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Is it just me or do you hate staying in European hotels that have American names?

Is it just me or do you hate staying in European hotels that have American names?

Old Sep 17th, 2001, 07:43 AM
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On a similar note, if I went to a restaurant that had on the menu, "dead chicken", "dead cow" or "ground up dead cow" I might go to another restaurant. Not sure if there is logic in that or not. Oh well, it's lunch time, let me go see if I can find a dead bird to munch on.
Old Sep 23rd, 2001, 01:48 PM
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Are these hotels trying to be American in flavor? Or do they just have American names?

I could never imagine a Parisian staying in the Paris hotel in Vegas, but I found it kinda neat. No, not real Paris, but different nonetheless.
Old Sep 29th, 2001, 03:56 PM
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I know what you mean! Somehow it isn't really "away" if the name sounds like something in the US-we stayed at the Washington Hotel in Mayfair,London,one year, it was beautiful-but didn't have that ring of The St James or the Dorchester, then we stayed at the D'Angleterre in Paris, great name? it was the British Embassy in the 1700's! I guess you just want the name of the hotel to match the country it is in...this year is Italy and the hotels are both named very Italian names.* I don't think the point of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas is to entertain the French so much as to give all of those Americans who never have and never will get to go to the real Eiffel Tower, a chance to see- sort of -what it is like, the same with the Venetian and the gondolas on the canals..We are the lucky ones, talking about the real places we get to go to~~~~~~
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 07:09 AM
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A Ramada recently opened in Belfast. The locals pronounce it RAH-mah-dah, so that it sounds like a Muslim holiday, instead of Rah-MAH-dah. I've done what I can to correct this.

Who cares what a hotel is called as long as it meets your needs? Lighten up, people.
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 08:10 AM
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If you read the thread, obviously alot of people care. Would you stay at a hotel call the "Fleabag Hotel"? I think not. Believe me, much thought goes into naming a hotel, it's not quite as unimportant as you indicate.
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 08:17 AM
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All over France I have seen cafes and streets named California, or modern, just as bad.

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