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The Grand Hotel des Bains is a former
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on the
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of
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Venice
in northern
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.Historic Hotels – Hotel des Bains
/ref> Built in 1900 to attract wealthy tourists, it is remembered amongst other things for
Thomas Mann Paul Thomas Mann ( , ; ; 6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature ) , image = Nobel Prize.png , caption = , awarded_ ...
's stay there in 1911, which inspired his novella ''
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''.
Luchino Visconti Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (; 2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976) was an Italian filmmaker, stage director, and screenwriter. A major figure of Italian art and culture in the mid-20th century, Visconti was one of the fat ...
's
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of the novella was shot there in 1971.
Sergei Diaghilev Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev ( ; rus, Серге́й Па́влович Дя́гилев, , sʲɪˈrɡʲej ˈpavləvʲɪdʑ ˈdʲæɡʲɪlʲɪf; 19 August 1929), usually referred to outside Russia as Serge Diaghilev, was a Russian art critic, pat ...
died at the hotel in 1929. Over the years, the hotel was used by movie stars during the annual
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. In the 1996 film ''The English Patient'', the location was used to portray
Shepheard's Hotel 200px, Shepheard's Hotel, c. 1920s Shepheard's Hotel was the leading hotel in Cairo Cairo ( ; ar, القاهرة, al-Qāhirah, , Coptic: ⲕⲁϩⲓⲣⲏ) is the capital and largest city of Egypt. The Cairo metropolitan area, with a popu ...
in Cairo. In 2010, the hotel was closed for a planned conversion into a luxury
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apartment complex, the Residenze des Bains. As of November 2019, the building is still awaiting renovation. A large fence surrounds it, with a guard employed inside.


References

* Elaine Denby: ''Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion''


External links

*
Residenze des Bains

Architizer – Grand Hotel des Bains Residenze
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