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Hanoi: The Opening Riddle Feuilleton

Hanoi: The Opening Riddle

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The Metropole in Hanoi confronted us with the most challenging project. The material was scattered all over the world, from London to Paris, from Washington to Aix-en-Provence. But not at the hotel left alone in Vietnam itself.

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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 (we appologygse - in German only), wonderfully supported by a group of Austrian celebrities as well as the hotel's staff, who joyfully talk about their jobs, their lives and their encounters with famous guests.

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Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler? Feuilleton

Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler?

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For almost three decades Elisabeth Guertler managed the legendary Austrian Sacher hotel empire, the Viennese Opera Ball and the Lipizzan Horses at the Spanish Riding School. Remember: she had kissed the Viennese temple of hospitality, the Hotel Sacher, out of its sleeping beauty doze ...

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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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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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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 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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The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

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Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

The hotel opened in 1891. One of the first advertisements we found dates from 1899. The hotel was the former residence of Sir Edward Barns,...Read More

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Half Moon

  In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey...Read More

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 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

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One of the finest hotels in South East Asia In April 2014 the People's  Grand Hotel Xi'an reopened... Read more

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