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Excelsior Rome - the book


The Carletti collection was a great source of VIP pictures (here Ursula Andress under siege of two journalists, while on location at the Excelsior).

Welcome to the latest addition of our library! After years of research and collecting material never published before, we proudly present the WESTIN EXCELSIOR ROME.

We look behind the scenes of this legendary institution, tell its story from its opening in 1906, its heydays and its downs; famous managers and legendary members of staff.The story of the success of this Romanhotel that reigns Via Veneto

You can order it on-line here.

cover rome excelsior by andreas augustin,painting by manfred markowski, famoushotels

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Select photographs of Roman attractions by Wolfgang Kalny.

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Again, cover artist Manfred Markowski has painted the cover, an early 20th century view of the Excelsior.

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We unearthed the original drawings of the hotel.

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We have chosen over 200 historic photographs
from a vast collection of images. Historic photographs, flyers, catalogues and hotel advertising material is published on 160 pages.

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Rare documents: historic invoices and receipts

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Most beautiful: a 1920s brochure of the Excelsior.

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The private collections of former and current members of the staff were a fantastic source. Here pictures from the Gastone Pizzoli collection.

 gastone pizzoli collection - famoushotels books by andreas augustin

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The Carlettis are the resident photographers at the hotel. Their collection was a great source of VIP pictures (here Ursula Andress)

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What would a hotel be withou its friendly staff?

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VIPs arriving at the Excelsior.

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Sometimes the concierge is even more famous than his clientele. Before Walter Ferrari retired he has told us his story.

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With Villa La Cupola the Excelsior built one of the most remarkable suites in the world. The dome and all walls have wonderful frescoes, painted by artists. For New Year’s eve 1999/2000 the rate rose to US$10,000 per night (today 20,000). 

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Rome - the eternal city - presented as the story of a legendary hotel.The Canopus (above, by Wolfgang Kalny) is an elongated lake in the gorunds of the Villa of Emperor Hadrian surrounded by a colonnade.

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