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The ren­o­vated and re­fur­bished com­plex of Grandhotel Moscow-Pupp was put into op­er­a­tion in 1971. In Novem­ber same year, the ho­tel premises served as the set of a full length film shot by East Ger­man DE FA stu­dios en­ti­tled The Laut­en­sacks and based on Lion Feucht­wanger’s novel The Laut­en­sack Broth­ers. In the 1970s and 1980s, Grandhotel Moscow-Pupp was the venue of the Cze­choslo­vak Ball­room Danc­ing Cham­pi­onships and of some of the pres­ti­gious con­certs of the Prague Spring In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. More­over, reg­u­lar or­gan mati­nees were held ev­ery Sun­day. They be­came very pop­u­lar among the ho­tel and spa guest, as well as with the cit­i­zens of Karlovy Vary. 1988 In 1988, the ho­tel pro­moted its new Becherovka Snack Bar. Also that year a new Chi­nese restau­rant was opened at Parkho­tel within the frame­work of per­e­stroika and other in­no­va­tions. 1989 Re­pairs to the pipe or­gan in­stalled in the Cer­e­mo­nial Hall were com­pleted in Fe­bru­ary 1989, with the to­tal costs amount­ing to more than one mil­lion crowns. Grandhotel Pupp and its staff should be com­mended for rid­ding the en­trance of the ho­tel of the Grandhotel Moscow sign just days af­ter the out­break of the Vel­vet Revo­lu­tion on 17 Novem­ber 1989 and re­plac­ing it with the tra­di­tional Grandhotel Pupp sign. 1990 The re­con­struc­tion of a ma­jor part of Parkho­tel Pupp, which had be­gun be­fore the rev­o­lu­tion­ary year 1989, was suc­cess­fully com­pleted in 1990. 1991 Since 1 April 1991, a deluxe ho­tel casino known as the Casino Pupp has been in op­er­a­tion on the com­pletely re­con­structed premises of the for­mer Florentina Bar The story con­tin­ues in our next is­sue.

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