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.