HIS­TORIC MILE­STONES

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Dur­ing the years from 1948 to 1951 and af­ter be­ing re­leased from na­tional ad­min­is­tra­tion, Grand­ho­tel Pupp be­came an or­ga­ni­za­tional unit of the Cze­choslo­vak Ho­tels na­tional en­ter­prise within the frame­work of gen­eral cen­tral­iza­tion. 1948 In July, the third year of the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val was held in Mar­ián­ské Lázně (Marien­bad) and Karlovy Vary (Carls­bad). A three-day beauty pageant was held at Grand­ho­tel Pupp as a part of the fes­ti­val. Rosa Ko­zlowska from Poland be­came the beauty queen, the first run­ner-up be­ing Věra Chytilová who later gained fame as a film di­rec­tor. The first post-war vis­i­tor at the Grand­ho­tel Pupp from an ex­otic country was the Ma­haraja of Dharam­pur, In­dia. 1950 The fifth year of the Film Fes­ti­val moved from Mar­ián­ské Lázně to Karlovy Vary where Grand­ho­tel Pupp be­came its main venue. 1951 Grand­ho­tel Pupp was of­fi­cially re­named to Grand­ho­tel Moscow be­fore the open­ing of the 6th Karlovy Vary In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. 1955 Treat­ment at the Grand­ho­tel Pupp will be pro­vided also to for­eign­ers. 1957 In Septem­ber 1957, Grand­ho­tel Moscow was the venue of the XVIII con­tin­u­ous train­ing course for physi­cians, a ma­jor pro­fes­sional and tra­di­tional event in Karlovy Vary. 1958 In 1958, when the spa town cel­e­brated the 600th an­niver­sary of it found­ing, news be­gan ap­pear­ing in the Carls­bad Spa Mag­a­zine about im­por­tant guests stay­ing at Grand­ho­tel Moscow. The press dubbed Grand­ho­tel the “tourism barom­e­ter.” In 1958, 385,000 main cour­ses were con­sumed in to­tal, 77,934 for­eign­ers from 51 coun­tries and do­mes­tic spa guests stayed in the rooms. 1959 The guest rooms were grad­u­ally fur­nished with new pic­tures and deluxe ra­dios. More than 500 em­ploy­ees worked at the var­i­ous ho­tel fa­cil­i­ties in the sum­mer sea­son.

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