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Splendid Isolation Adrian Mourby

Splendid Isolation

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Adrian Mourby was out there again. This time to experience classic British isolation of a third kind: what would you say if it’s night, dinner time, the windows of the dining room of your hotel loom brightly lit in the not to far distance, and all that’s between you and a decent Martini is the British Channel. Oh yes, and your mobile isn’t working.

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Weekend Feuilleton ‘The incredible History of Alpinie Entertainment’, or ‘The Schedule of Diversion’ Feuilleton

Weekend Feuilleton ‘The incredible History of Alpinie Entertainment’, or ‘The Schedule of Diversion’

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What have Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Angela Merkel, Prince William and Bill Gates in common? They all patronised one of the greatest Swiss temples of hospitality …

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Seefeld Book Launch turned into Charity Feuilleton

Seefeld Book Launch turned into Charity

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The doyenne of Austrian hotel business, Elisabeth Guertler, and a celebrity crowd turned Seefeld Book Lauch into Charity for Mountain Rescue. Invited guests included the governor of the county Tyrol and other VIPs. A Story A Legend - HOTEL ASTORIA by Andreas Augustin became an instant success.

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PARIS: Prince de Galles Andreas Augustin

PARIS: Prince de Galles

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2 August 1929 started like any other ordinary day all over Europe. Man and women went to work. Many were looking forward to their summer holidays and, for many children, that Friday marked the last day of school of the year.  From the American Cathedral in Paris, down the road, the bell tolled. Opposite the revolving door of the Prince of Wales Hotel — Hôtel Prince de Galles, on that perfect wonderful August morning, Musetta, the flower girl, whispered her song.

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Hotel Bristol Vienna TV Documentary Andreas Augustin

Hotel Bristol Vienna TV Documentary

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The Hotel Bristol in Vienna is at the crossroads of the most important thoroughfares of the Austrian capital as well as of events of today and history. The TV documentary is narrated by Andreas Augustin (in German only).

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AA’s Notes from a Journey Andreas Augustin

AA’s Notes from a Journey

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Andreas Augustin’s personal blog about his journeys, introducing current and future projects.

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The Path of History HOTELS

The Path of History

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The Most Famous Hotels in the World display splendid exhibitions, based on meticulous historic research. Exhibitions are the result of our research, displaying carefully chosen excerpts of our books. You see: Walls can talk.

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Hoteliers About Our Work PERSONALITIES

Hoteliers About Our Work

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Since 1986, we have listed over 450 hotels, numerous individual hotels were researched, their history recorded, and successful books published. Here is what some of our partners have to say about our work.

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Travel Risk Warning TRAVEL

Travel Risk Warning

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Travel Risk Warning - the Map

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Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal TRAVEL

Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal

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Alois Negrelli drew up the first acceptable plan to build the Suez Canal. It was clear from its very beginning: the Suez Canal is one of the most important achievements in the history of travel and transport. Opened in 1869 the story goes back to 246 BC.

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Asian American Hotel Owners Association Stan Turkel

Asian American Hotel Owners Association

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Indian Americans constitute less than one percent of Americas population and incredibly own about half the 50,000 hotels in the United States. Furthermore, about 70% of all Indian hotel owners are named Patel, a surname that shows that they are members of a Gujarati Hindu subcaste.

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Keeping Archives HOTELS

Keeping Archives

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Rarely hotels have professionally organised archives. Before we can start our research work, we have to build an archive. 10 essential considerations for hoteliers.

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