Historical Hotels - Hotel des Indes - The Hague - The Netherlands

In 1858, baron W.D.A.M. van Brienen van de Groote Lindt (a personal advisor
of King William III of The Netherlands) ordered to build a city palace in
The Hague.

The Hague

In the 1860's, hotelier Paulez became owner of this city palace. He offered this to
his daughter and her husband Friedrich Wirtz. The couple transformed the city palace
to an hotel.

In 1881, Prince Frederick of The Netherlands (uncle of King William III) opened
the hotel.

On the initiative of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the first Peace Conference was
held in The Hague in 1889.

On January 23rd. 1931, Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballet dancer, died in 
this hotel.

A few months later, festivities around the B-Day of Emma, Queen Consort of 
The Netherlands were celebrated in Hotel des Indes.

The Hague the Netherlands

Nowadays the hotel is a part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

On next link you'll find more about this historical hotel:

Own pictures of The Hague

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