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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