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The Real Basel to Welcome its Next Design Hotel, The Passage

February 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM | by | ()

There is no place like Basel, Switzerland. It is one of the great cultural hubs of Europe, uniquely positioned where France, Germany and Switzerland come together. Basel has been a destination for trade fairs since the 15th century and that legacy continues today. It is the home of Art Basel, the largest art fair in the world, and Baselworld, for those of us that just cannot have too much jewelry.

Basel today is nirvana for the modernist. It has attracted some of the biggest names in architecture and design, who have collectively made Basel a living museum of design. Of course, the importance placed on design must extend to Basel’s hotels, and they do not disappoint. On March 10th, a new kid on the block will open its doors in downtown Basel – The Passage.

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Will Ferrell Needs Some Help with His Art Basel Hotel Stay

September 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM | by | ()

Funnyman Will Ferrell did what a lot of us do when trying to find a good hotel---he asked a local. But it just so happened that his local friend was tennis camp Roger Federer.

Page Six reports that Ferrell chatted up Federer at the US Open last week about hotel rooms for Art Basel in Switzerland.

A witness said: “Will was telling Roger he went to Art Basel this summer and stayed at the Hilton by the train station. He said he was unimpressed with his room, and then asked Roger if he could get him an upgrade for next year.”

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