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Savoy revalues its five hotels at pounds 400m

The Savoy Group took a big step towards becoming "a normal company" yesterday, revaluing its five luxury hotels, including Claridge's, the Connaught and the flagship Savoy itself, at almost pounds 400m. Until now the company, which also owns the Lygon Arms in Worcestershire and a handful of central London restaurants, has merely acknowledged that the value of its hotels was considerably greater than the out-of-date figures in its books.

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Hemingway would approve

Hemingway conjured up an enduring image of Spain that still lingers in the mind's eye. "Climbing all the time we crossed the top of a col, the road winding back and forward on itself, and then it was really Spain ... the driver had to honk and slow down to avoid running into two donkeys that were sleeping in the road," he wrote in The Sun Also Rises.

Advice costs Savoy 10% profits

The Savoy Group spent more than pounds 500,000 on professional advisers during Granada's successful bid for its largest shareholder Forte last January. The cost of the advice knocked more than 10 per cent from interim profits at the luxury hotel group, it emerged yesterday.

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Namesakes; Where is ... Granada?

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Fat marmots whistled from the surrounding rocks

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Girardelli relives past glory

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'Rocco has lost everything his father built'

Granada raid: Forte senior grieves as pounds 3.8bn bid ensures son lose s the family hotel and leisure chain that was lifetime's work

DANCE : Lorca, where are you now?

WHAT British audiences know of live flamenco is largely due to the efforts of one man, Francisco Sanchez. It was his idea 10 years ago to pick off the top performers from Spain's premier annual flamenco festival, and send them round the world each year as Cumbre Flamenca. "Cumbre" - the summit, the best of Andalusian culture. And few disputed it.

A room at the top

The Savoy Group of hotels is a symbol of all that is most stately, rarefied and splendid about our national traditions: unchanging monuments in a naughty world, places where the wealthy can climb between linen sheets, sink into hand-made feather mattresses and count their blessings.

city slicker Granada

In January, Granada traditionally commemorates the capture of the Alhambra from the Moors, and their expulsion from Spain. And the old city has a lively new function as the jumping off-point for a winter sports centre
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