Want to stay in chic Kensington? Then try Ambassadors Hotel London Kensington, a large and comfortable three star hotel in London with compact and well equipped...... more
Want to stay in chic Kensington? Then try Ambassadors Hotel London Kensington, a large and comfortable three star hotel in London with compact and well equipped rooms, WiFi throughout, a soft drinks bar and a business centre with internet terminals.
This 3 star London airport hotel is located within just 10 minutes of Heathrow Airport! Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham Rugby Stadium are also close by, and...... more
This 3 star London airport hotel is located within just 10 minutes of Heathrow Airport! Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham Rugby Stadium are also close by, and Feltham Station provides access to Central London. All rooms have a TV with DVD, WiFi and CD player.
In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She was...... more
In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She was fascinated by the country's contradictions: ancient religions amid urban chaos, the staggering disparity between rich and poor, and Indian familial tradition and the lure of Western novelty. From three decades of deeply sympathetic observation came the inspiration for these stories, in which the characters' beliefs are challenged as they interact with those outside their culture. British and American expatriates mingle with Indian friends, colleagues, and servants, and the stories follow the change, or failure to change, that results. Hari, a young Indian servant, hopes for his amiable British boss's help in escaping a prearranged wedding. An American embassy worker named Melanie becomes disillusioned when her married lover uses her to get a visa. At a Himalayan retreat, a wealthy group gathers to seek spiritual enlightenment, but their altruism is tested when they are asked to buy dowries for a poor Indian family. Through witty dialogue and engaging scenes, Moynihan examines how both easterners and westerners struggle for dignity. Replete with humor and poignancy, Yoga Hotel is a stunning literary debut from a writer who understands the complexity and universality of human hopes, fears, and desires.
Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy - Shane O'Sullivan
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2008 Pages: 560 Publisher: Union Square Press On June 5th 1968 aT LA's Ambassador Hotel. Robert F. Kennedy celeated. HIS victory in the...... more
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2008 Pages: 560 Publisher: Union Square Press On June 5th 1968 aT LA's Ambassador Hotel. Robert F. Kennedy celeated. HIS victory in the California Democratic primary with a ROUSING victory speech anticipating a successful run for the presidency. Moments later. gunshots shattered that dream: like his other before him. Bobby Kennedy lay mortally wounded at the hand of an assassin. The police quickly apprehended Sirhan Sirhan. who the world believed had single-handedly masterminded the shooting. Shockingly . that may not be so. as documentary filmmaker Shane O Sullivan presents powerful new evidence to the contrary ...
First Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Los Angeles, California July 1963 - Samuel Reshevsky
First Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Los Angeles, California July 1963 To help bring to the United States chess of the...... more
First Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Los Angeles, California July 1963 To help bring to the United States chess of the highest quality in the world, Mrs. Gregor Piatigorsky and her husband, the world renowned cellist, created the Piatigorsky Cup as a symbol of excellence in chess. Along with the trophy went the finest playing conditions and the highest prizes ever offered for any chess event. For the first time since 1932, a world chess champion appeared in an American tournament when Tigran Petrosian, USSR, joined seven other of the greatest international grandmasters in a month of competition at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Players, in addition to Petrosian, included Paul Keres, also of the Soviet Union; Miguel Najdor...
Tp24 Low Energy Ambassador 8 Arm Ceiling Light In Antique Brass Finish
This is a seriously big, dedicated low energy light fitting with an antique brass finish. Suited to larger properties, entrances, lobbies, hotels, restaurants...... more
This is a seriously big, dedicated low energy light fitting with an antique brass finish. Suited to larger properties, entrances, lobbies, hotels, restaurants etc. Low energy lighting to make a statement. Features switching dimming. Low energy lighting form tp24.
In the final quarter or so of Bobby, writer-director-actor Emilio Estevez finally starts tightening his grip on the viewer as we head inexorably toward the...... more
In the final quarter or so of Bobby, writer-director-actor Emilio Estevez finally starts tightening his grip on the viewer as we head inexorably toward the film's climax: the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen. In the course of these scenes--among them Kennedy's acceptance speech after winning the California Democratic presidential primary (the senator is seen only in file footage), his death at the hands of gunman Sirhan Sirhan, and the chaos and despair that ensued--Estevez steadily ratchets up the sense of tension and dread. Knowing exactly what's coming, while the characters onscreen don't, is excruciating, as is our grief at hearing RFK's own words, so eloquent, so hopeful and inspiring, as we watch the horrible events unfold and wonder what might have been (sure it's manipulative--but it works). But the rest of Bobby isn't nearly as compelling. Nor is it really about Kennedy, despite its obvious adulation of the man whom many thought would defeat Richard Nixon in the '68 general election. In the tradition of, say, an Irwin Allen disaster flick, we're invited into the lives of nearly two dozen folks, most of them at least partly fictional, who were at the Ambassador Hotel that June day, including guests, staff (kitchen workers, switchboard operators, management, etc.), campaign workers, reporters, and more. There are lots of movie stars in the cast, and some of them (Sharon Stone, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy) are very good. But caring about the quotidian minutiae of these people's existences is a chore, and Estevez crams so many issues into his story (the Vietnam war, drugs, alcoholism, voting irregularities, adultery, racism, immigration, communism... even L.A. Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale's streak of consecutive shutouts) and tries so obviously to establish parallels between then and now that too much of the movie feels gratuitous and forced. A warts-and-all film about Robert Kennedy's extraordinary life and career would be welcome. Unfortunately Bobby isn't it. --Sam Graham
Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors - Alain Stella
A unique glimpse inside a world of luxury, tradition, and splendor. Many historic homes in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these historical...... more
A unique glimpse inside a world of luxury, tradition, and splendor. Many historic homes in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these historical sites are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hotel particulier, to a Belle Epoque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement. Alain Stella invites us over the threshold inside the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassador residences in Paris - from China and Peru to Egypt and Poland. Tapestries inspired by Goya's drawings grace the lavish salons at the Spanish residence. Jean Prouve and Charlotte Perriand created a minimalist interior at the Japanese residence that evokes the refined style of a traditional Japanese home. The palace of Eugene de Beauharnais - home to the German ambassadors since 1818 - retains its elaborate Empire style, intact since the time of...
Y.K. Pao Sir Y.K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918--1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private ship-owner. His Hong...... more
Y.K. Pao Sir Y.K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918--1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private ship-owner. His Hong Kong-based company World-Wide Shipping diversified into property, hotels, retail, media, telecommunications, airlines and banking -- a hugely influential business empire at a time of rapid regional growth. A philanthropist with extensive international connections, Pao became an unofficial Chinese ambassador at large, forging a strong relationship with the architect of China's reform, Deng Xiaoping, at the dawn of China's economic transformation and during the discussions about Hong Kong's future. Anna Pao Sohmen was ...
Advantages: ok value for money. Disadvantages: The rooms are small
..., on walking distance (about 75m) is a bus stop. There are also plenty of cafes and bars nearby as well as two supermarkets. A recommendation is "The Prince of Teck" Pub. The pub is about 2 minutes walk from the hotel, a cosy pub. We have drank some beer while enjoying the football on TV. Very nice pub and a must.
Ambassador Hotel Rooms
The hotel rooms are non smoking and have central heating...
Advantages: Clean, basic, reasonably priced, well-situated Disadvantages: Could be better decor in rooms, buffet a bit hit and miss
...When our coach pulled up outside the back of Hotel Ternopil, I saw a large impersonal hotel, which looked like it had no charm or individuality, a throwback from the Soviet era. My first impressions were not entirely inaccurate, but the hotel is well situated, by Lake Ternopil, and has had a good re-vamp.
Whilst the outside of the hotel, which is in good condition, does look unappealing...
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