HIS­TORIC MILE­STONES

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In 1960, the houses known as the At­lantic, the Miner, and the Sev­astopol be­came an­nexes of Grand­ho­tel Moscow-Pupp. In to­tal, the ho­tel gi­ant thus of­fered 1,080 beds. The ho­tel man­aged three restaurants, the Florentina Bar, the Old Bo­hemian Pub, a café and a self­ser­vice shop for the spa guests as well as hair­dresser's and a per­ma­nent porce­lain, glass and hunt­ing equip­ment ex­hi­bi­tion and shop. Con­tem­po­rary advertisements de­servedly de­note Grand­ho­tel Moscow-Pupp as the largest com­mu­nity cen­ter in Karlovy Vary. 1964 The first post-war ma­jor re­con­struc­tion of Grand­ho­tel Moscow-Pupp was con­ducted from 1964 to 1968. In some as­pects, it was very in­sen­si­tive to the tra­di­tional ho­tel. Ma­jor crit­i­cism was aroused by the con­struc­tion of the new roofed ex­ter­nal ve­randa. On top of that the glass mu­sic pav­il­ion, known as the Florentina Bar, was pulled down. 1965 The Hall of the Grand­ho­tel Pupp was the venue of an in­ter­na­tional meet­ing of politi­cians and jour­nal­ists, which demon­strated the po­lit­i­cal thaw be­tween the East and the West. In this year, the Grand­ho­tel Moscow-Pupp was the site of sev­eral scenes of the Czech film en­ti­tled Svatba s pod­minkou (Mar­riage on Con­di­tion). 1966 The English and French lounges were built es­pe­cially for wed­dings and ban­quets. An au­to­matic shoe cleaner was in­stalled at the main ho­tel en­trance as the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal novelty. From May un­til Oc­to­ber, the first post-war tourist groups from the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many and West Ber­lin ar­rived at Grand­ho­tel Pupp for one to three-week stays. Pop­u­lar guests: Sheikh Abdullah Jabir Sab­bah, Princess Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran, Soviet cos­mo­naut Yuri Ga­garin. 1967 In April, Parkho­tel was put into op­er­a­tion af­ter its re­con­struc­tion along with the Cer­e­mo­nial Hall with its newly de­signed and upto-date Florentina Bar, which fea­tured an il­lu­mi­nated glass dance floor. The park­ing space in front of Parkho­tel was also fin­ished. 1968 French ac­tor Pierre Brice, famous thanks to his film role of In­dian chief Vin­netou, stayed at the Grand­ho­tel Moscow dur­ing the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. While he was stay­ing at the ho­tel, it was sur­rounded by crowds of au­to­graph hunters.

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