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Hotel Sacher Vienna: In 1905, Archduke Otto of Austria (right; 1865–1906) dined at one of the separees of the Sacher with his brother, Archduke Ferdinand Karl (1868–1915). More:


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One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words*

This photo was taken by Casey Cronin. The style of room service reflects the style of a hotel. The Half Moon Hotel on Jamaica… [more]

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There Is Only One “Oriental”! No?

Around 1900, the Orient was a myth to many, and the name was perfect to create a special atmosphere. 'De L'Orient' or 'Oriental'… [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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Pera Palace, Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel

Andreas Augustin about his book: "For me, Istanbul is the most exotic city of Europe. Its location at the crossroads… [more]

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CH/Davos: Der Stundenplan der Zerstreuung — Grand Hotel Belvédère – Das Buch

GRAND HOTEL BELVÉDÈRE
DIE UNGLAUBLICHE GESCHICHTE DES ALPINEN ENTERTAINMENTS
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Premier Palace Kiev

While the Ukraine is making the headlines, Premier Palace stands firm like a rock. In 1909, construction had started of the Palast… [more]

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NEW YORK: Hotel Albert

Stan Turkel from New York: the original… [more]

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PARIS: The lost Bristol Hotel

The long lost Hotel Bristol in Paris seems to have inspired legends. Was it inspired by the Earl of Bristol, and did it inspire… [more]

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The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel

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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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