Resorts

Grande Hotel Beira Mozambique

The Grande Hotel of Beira, Mozambique

Beira is an important African coastal port and the second-largest city in Mozambique. In the mid-1950s the ruling Portuguese Estado Novo regime wanted to...

Count Bagno’s City of Toys: Consonno, Italy

When Count Mario Bagno purchased a large amount of land in the remote northern hills of Italy fifty years ago, he envisioned building a...

Abandoned Kaua’i Jewel: The Coco Palms

On the east coast of Hawaii's oldest island, an abandoned hotel is slowly being reclaimed by nature. It was a landmark for 40 years,...
Prora KdF resort

Prora: the Colossus of Rügen

Owner of the title “longest failed beach resort of the Third Reich” belongs to Prora, a mostly abandoned collection of buildings along the Baltic...
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Adriatic Modernism: Grand Hotel of Lopud

On the shores of small island just off the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, a (mostly) vacant modern hotel lives outs its days...
Penthouse Adriatic Club Haludovo Palace Hotel

The Penthouse Adriatic Club at the Haludovo Palace Hotel

This architectural treasure is a remnant of the short-lived Yugoslavian casino boom of the early 1970’s. The Penthouse Adriatic Club casino at the Haludovo...