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FAMOUSHOTELS BOOKS

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THE LIBRARY OF HOSPITALITY

YOUR BOOK will be personally autographed by the author

ANDREAS AUGUSTIN

Andreas Augustin

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Since 1986, we are researching and producing books about legendary famous hotels.
Each book is a single piece of art, individually inspired, carefully built, written by Andreas Augustin.

Each book written by Andreas Augustin is personally autographed by the author.
Some other vintage books have been made available for this special occasion (see bottom of page). 
Dedicated gifts and Christmas packing

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frankfurter hof cover

FRANKFURTER HOF
Available in German or English
No respectable hotel book library is complete without this centrepiece of European hotelkeeping. It was here that genious hotelier Cesar Ritz had to put all his skills to work to save the ailing enterprise and turn it into the leading hotel of the continent. Germany’s rolemodel of great hotelkeeping ... More…

Reid's Palace book cover

REIDS PALACE MADEIRA
This book is of course the story of a visionary man called William Reid, the sojourn of ‘Sisi’, the restless Empress of Austria, the marketing operation ‘Winston Churchill’, the fashionable sea-bath, its flowers and trees, its legendary parties and fabled afternoon teas, all part of the fairy-tale and unique Reid’s atmosphere.
... More…

andreas augustin istanbul pera palace

PERA PALACE ISTANBUL
The thrilling story of the Orient Express hotel, Kemal Attatürks Istanbul-home, of Agatha Christie fame ... More…

excelsior rome

EXCELSIOR ROME
In the eternal city of Rome, at the legendary Via Veneto, stands the Excelsior.  More…

SALZBURG GOLDENER HIRSCH

GOLDENER HIRSCH
Since 600 years a landmark of Salzburg, of Austria ... from Mozart to The Sound of Music.  More…

davos cover

GRAND HOTEL BELVEDERE DAVOS
Die unglaubliche Geschichte des Alpinen Entertainments oder Der Stundenplan der Zerstreuung
(Deutsch, mit Zitaten u. a. von Hermann Hesse, englischen Originalzitaten von Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle und anderen)... More…

GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST. PETERSBURG
Along Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Street stretches one of the finest hotels of the continent. More…

GRAND HOTEL ROYAL (Corinthia), BUDAPEST
Opened in 1896 as the largest hotel of Europe ... More ...

GRAND HOTEL WIEN BY ANDREAS AUGUSTIN

GRAND HOTEL VIENNA
Its historic facade dates back to 1870, so does its history… More…

hotel imperial by andreas augustin

IMPERIAL VIENNA
The best-selling book about the construction of modern Vienna and its palatial hotel ... More ...

cover hotel regina wien

HOTEL REGINA WIEN
Author Stefan Zweig penned his hand written catalogue of autographs right here at the Hotel Regina ... More…

bristol vienna by andreas augustin

HOTEL BRISTOL VIENNA
Opened in 1892, the Viennese Hotel Bristol’s story is full of exciting events, famous guests and lovely anecdotes. More ..

diana andreas augustin book

DIANA MAJESTIC Milan
The metropolis of fashion and its designers’ preferred hotel ... More ...

RITZ MADRID (new edition 2017)
The synonym for the elegant world of yesterday — the Grand Hotel of Spain today and tomorrow ... More...

grand hotel florence by andreas augustin thomas cane 

GRAND HOTEL FLORENCE (new edition 2017)
The development of the cradle of renaissance to one of the most important tourist destinations — and its Grand Hotel (St. Regis) ... new edtion to be out in 2017. 

HOTEL SACHER WIEN
Viennese institution of Sacher Torte fame, and old world charme ... more ...

LONDON HILTON ON PARK LANE BY ANDREAS AUGUSTIN

LONDON HILTON ON PARK LANE
American hotelkeeping inspired British traditional innkeeping… More ...

cala di vole by andreas augustin

MEET YOU AT THE CALA DI VOLPE, SARDINIA
The Tale of the Prince who landed on an island — the Aga Khan and his Sardinian dream hotel ... More…

hanoi metropole by andreas augustin

METROPOLE HANOI
Skillful written history of a very important Legend — from Indochine to Indochic ... More ...

cover park hotel vitznau by andreas augustin

PARK HOTEL VITZNAU
Available in English or German
Lace Lucerne’s dream like castle — PALACE EDITION — the story of modern Swiss hotelkeeping ... More ...

xian peoples grand hotel by andreas augustin

PEOPLE’S GRAND HOTEL XIAN

North-West China’s legendary hotel, designed to welcome Western travellers, steeped in Chinese traditions ... More…



kiew premiere palace by andreas augustin

PREMIER PALACE KIEV More…
Available in English, Ukrainian or in
Russian language
1912 façade as a smart compromise between Art Nouveau, Art Deco and something new. More ...

schloss velden by andreas augustin

SCHLOSS VELDEN
A dreamy castle at Austria’s Lake Woerth, and its sometimes less romantic story ... More…

grand hotel rome by andreas augustin

ST REGIS GRAND HOTEL ROME
In 1894 Cesar Ritz opened the Grand Hotel as the most elegant hotel of Rome. More…

caledonian edinburgh by andreas augustin

THE CALEDONIAN EDINBURGH
The Caledonian Hotel — “a social study and a well cut synopsis of the history of Edinburgh.” ...
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imperial new delhi by andreas augustin

THE IMPERIAL NEW DELHI
Available in English or French
From 1911 “New” Delhi to 1936 opening of the Imperial through India independence into the very present. More…

bangkok cover by andreas augustin

THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK
In the early 1860s, a seafarers’ home at the River Meinam in Siam, the ‘Kingdom of the White Elephant’, ... More ...

the peninsula hong kong by andreas augustin

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG
“Anyone who comes to Hong Kong should stay at the Peninsula at least once!” James Clavell told author Andreas Augustin ... More ...

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I HAD TEA books are a treasure trove of facts.
Amazing, Amusing, A must.

Andreas Augustin successfully dilutes any legitimate concerns about an   institution that raises questions like if tea or milk comes first,  scones with cream under or on top of jam, pinkie up, down or away?...”

Andreas   Augustin presents another enlightening book on a subject every   philosopher of note had something to say about. To tea or not to tea ...  is certainly no longer the question.”

reids tea book by andreas augustin

I HAD TEA AT REID’S ... ... More…

mount nelson tea book by andreas augustin cover

THE MOUNT NELSON TREASURY “I HAD TEA AT THE NELLIE”
Capetown’s legendray pink hotel at the foot of the table mountain… More…

mena house by andreas augustin

THE MENA HOUSE TREASURY
Pyramids & Hieroglyphics, the building of the Suez Canal, the true story of Verdi’s Aida, the making of the Mena House ... More…

CAFE CENTRAL VIENNA BY ANDREAS AUGUSTIN

THE CAFE CENTRAL TREASURY
Available in Deutsch & English
Heinrich Ferstel built it, the world visits it. The Café Central at the Palais Ferstel is one of the most famous coffee houses of the world. More…

 

royal edition of bangkok

The leather bound books form a limited edition of only 20 books per edition. They are hand bound and – upon request – autographed by the author.

AVAILABLE LEATHER BOUND EDITIONS:

HOTEL METROPOLE HANOI EUR 73.00

THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK (ROYAL EDTION) EUR 73.00 

IMPERIAL HOTEL NEW DELHI EUR 73.00 (FRENCH OR ENGLISH) 

THE CALEDONIAN EDINBURGH EUR 73.00

 

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