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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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Feuilleton in Reflection of the Armistice — 11. November 1918 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton in Reflection of the Armistice — 11. November 1918

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This is a weekend of remembrance and appreciation; it is “Armistice”. 100 years ago, World War I, the so-called Great War, ended on this date. The unthinkable war between European nations – Germany and Austria with its allies against France, England, Russia and the rest of the world – was over.

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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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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

Galle Face

Galle Face

  "So pleasant a change from the dreary ordinariness of most modern hotels. This is an Island of charm on a charming Island." Simon...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

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

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Imperial Vienna
(1873, 28 April)

"Stay at the Imperial and feel like an Emperor," said Charlie Chaplin during his visit. The former private palace of... Read more

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