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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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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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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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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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Frankfurter Hof – the new book

Since 1876 the Frankfurter Hof ranks among the most famous hotels in the world. Its façade is a reminiscence of glorious… [more]

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Strand - Oldest Postcard found


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104 good reasons to call the staff

The Teleseme —  by the push of a button you could order a glass of milk, fresh towels or your… [more]

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Meeting Cromwell - A Piece of English History

Adrian Mourby meets Cromwell at the Lygon Arms in Broadway. A piece of English history.  [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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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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Breakfast with Michel Rey

He is the doyen of Swiss Hospitality and became certainly one of the longest serving hotel general managers of the world. From… [more]

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Splendide Royal (1887)

The Splendide Royal in Lugano is one of the rare seasonal resort hotels among the Select members of The Most Famous Hotels…more

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