Welcome to the hotel california
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
Any time of year, you can find it here
Don Felder, Glenn Fry, Don Henley, "Hotel California"

Hotels emerged in the Gilded Age as destinations, the places for the wealthy, particularly in New York, to go and be seen. Some hotels have become almost legendary, such as the Waldorf-Astoria or the Algonquin Hotel, whose dining room became the favoured hangout of the "Algonquin Round Table", made up of writers such as Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, the founding editor of The New Yorker, and George S. Kaufman. Some hotels, such as the ones in the W Hotel chain, have revived the idea of the hotel as a luxury destination for the wealthy and chic, as places to see and to be seen. Some fictional hotels, such as the Hotel California or The Royale, are used as metaphors for Hell.

The Nano Excel Corporation is in the process of building adifferent type of hotel, the Nanotel Hotel and Resort, to be located in Hyderabad’s HITEC City.

The Nanotel Hotel hopes to make it’s mark by being a "healthcare hotel and resort", using paint that incorporates nano photo catalysts to prevent dust from collecting on walls, nanotech based antibacterial towels and bedsheets and water purifying showers.

Nano Excel Corp. hopes to have the first of a chain of Nanotels open by the middle of April. If the first one goes over well, Nano Excel plans to open two more Nanotel resorts in the city of Goa later this year.