2017 Hyndman, Kempinksi, Rome
"Time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand; And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps-in the comer: the welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing." — Troilus and Cressida, William Shakespeare
Dear Friend of The Most Famous Hotels in the World;
My "Breakfast with ..." of today is dedicated to Amanda Hyndman, the woman who inspired Carola Augustin to curate the 365 photographs of the AUTHORS' and the ROYAL COLLECTION for the new AUTHORS' WING, who encouraged us to install the permanent history exhibition THE ORIENTAL JOURNEY — all this collected in our new book THE AMAZING TALE OF BANGKOK'S LEGENDARY HOTEL. She is leaving The Oriental Bangkok after 5 years — retiring to a different life. She will not be forgotten.
Adrian Mourby finds his "Eden" in Rome. And Kempinski celebrates 120 years of hotel business — and no one knows exactly, why.
I wish you an inspiring journey
Breakfast with Amanda Hyndman
For five years, Amanda Hyndman was the General Manager at the helm of the flagship of the Mandarin Oriental group ‘The Oriental ' in Bangkok. Her elegance and personal appearance was legendary. (All personal portraits by Michelle Chaplow)Read more
MOURBY OF ROME 2
When Cavalier Rufini took his census of Roman hotels for Pope Pius IX in 1855, the city was found to possess many small hotels and inns, some dating back to medieval times. Read more
Kempinski, Hoteliers since 1952
The use of the name 'Kempinski‘ for a hotel chain by the same name of the former Jewish owners of various Berlin restaurants sparks controversy. Read more