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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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Why do we travel? To get away or to get somewhere? I usually find time to read when I travel. Ironically I get away by travelling and get carried away by reading. Book enthusiasts know it is always high season for books.

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Feuilleton 339 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 339

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Sommerfrische Built as the retreat for a prince, converted into a hotel for the perfect vacation, grown into a world class resort. The history of Schloss Velden is the fascinating tale of one of the legendary and unique hotels of Europe.

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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 from his journeys, introducing current and future projects.

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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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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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FamousHotels in the Press

FamousHotels in the Press

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We contribute articles to global press services, international magazines and newspapers. They are extracts of our books or independent travel articles.

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Press- and Archives HOTELS

Press- and Archives

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Open for publishers and on-line researchers we are determined to help you with all your queries. We do hold a library featuring almost every hotel of note on earth. We have original files, digital images, books and documents … more

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Our Award PERSONALITIES

Our Award

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The Most Famous Hotels in the World bestows the KEEPER OF THE ARCHIVES award as special thanks to those individuals who deserve special recognition for their preservation and provision of archived material of hotel and travel related history.

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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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Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More

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Grand Hotel d’Angkor

At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...Read More

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More

Bristol Vienna

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More

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Bristol Vienna
(Originally opened 25. 6. 1892; New wing and today's hotel opened in 1916.)

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening... Read more

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