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At the Ritz Bar: E. Berry Wall, ‘best-dressed American in Europe’ and Ritz’ legendary barkeeper Frank Meier (‘Frank of the Ritz’). You can actually download his cocktailbook from the Ritz page.

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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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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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