thomas mann in front of the Frankfurter Hof

Author Thomas Mann, the German Nobel Prize laureate, wrote to his brother Heinrich in 1907: ‘What makes a true Grand Hotel I have only recently found out in Frankfurt, at the Frankfurter Hof. Here, one knows what one pays for – and does it with a sort of joy.’ ... more


The Westin Excelsior, Rome

The Westin Excelsior, Rome (1906)

“The Excelsior - like the Colisseum or the Vatican - is a synonym of Rome. Located at the apex of the Via Veneto, the…more