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Mourby of India

By Adrian Mourby, Contributing Editor

Before arriving at The Imperial in Delhi I’d… [more]

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Xian - People’s Hotel - Chinese/English

The Renmin Dasha family is reunited.
人民大厦大家庭今天团聚了。

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The Oriental: Bikini Model causes scandal

50 years ago, on 30 July 1964, pretty blond haired model Kiki Sackmann created a sensation when she wore a bikini during a fashion… [more]

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Tracks - the Arlberg and the Culture of Skiing

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The origins of tourism: Skiing

By Andreas Augustin

The Austrian… [more]

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Vienna/Austria and Xian/China

While visiting Xi'ans Terracotta Army you can now stay in ultimate luxury at the People's Grand Hotel. And in Vienna, the Imperial… [more]

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Premier Palace Kiev

While the Ukraine is making the headlines with its troublemsome government, one hotel is making the headlines since 1909, when… [more]

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The Oriental: True Age of the Grand Old Lady

The Age of The Oriental, Bangkok's most famous hotel, has been subject to many specualtions. For a very good reason!

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Hotels lost in History

They are history. Famous hotels of the past, the grand hotels of a bygone era. Here we list them.  [more]

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The (first) King’s speech

Most of us have seen the movie The King's Speech, but who actually knows who has delivered the first Royal radio… [more]

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César Ritz (1)

Cesar Ritz, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850. He began his hotel career at the age… [more]

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Breakfast with Stephen Antram

The most spectacular luxury hotel opening of 2014 China took place in Xian. Stephen Antram did it.

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Mount Nelson: Breakfast with Xavier Lablaude

At the launch of 'I Had Tea at the Nellie — The Mount Nelson Treasury' — meet Xavier Lablaude of the legendary… [more]

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Istanbul/TR: Breakfast with Pınar Kartal Timer

Pinar Kartal Timer

She is the General Manager of the iconic Istanbul Pera Palace Hotel, now under… [more]

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Great Irish playwright G.B. Shaw or ‘how to dance the Tango’.

 

Reid's Palace (1891)

Query: warm, paintable, batheable, comfortable, flowery STOP Winston and Clementine Churchill - that was the short but memorable…more

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