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Hospitium Gaudium Maximum Est

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Dear Traveller and Hoteliers;

As per January 2018, over 450 HOTELS have been selected by the jury and listed as Select Members of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. You find them on a map, in a timeline and sorted by countries. We appreciate your support and the submissions of SUGGESTED HOTELS.

The Friends of The Most Famous hotels in the World include people from all four corners of the world. Please subscribe to our newsletter "Feuiletton" — we welcome anyone who is interested in our work. Please share your experiences and historical material with us. As a result, over 1000 stories await you in our READING ROOM. Last but not least, please visit our exclusive library of BOOKS

Yours sincerely

Andreas and Carola Augustin
Travel and Hotel Historians

News

AA’s Notes from a Journey HOTELS

AA’s Notes from a Journey

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Andreas Augustin’s personal blog from his journeys, past, 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. Most exhibitions are the result of our research, displaying carefully chosen excerpts of our books. You see: Walls can talk.

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What Hoteliers Say About Our Work PERSONALITIES

What Hoteliers Say 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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Ritzy Things You Should Know HOTELS

Ritzy Things You Should Know

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Putting on the Ritz and others: Have you ever asked yourself what “Puttin' on the Ritz“ means? Or where the name „Ritz-Carlton“ originated. Glad you asked.

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Der Grosse César — Ein Abend im Ritz / Abendkritik PERSONALITIES

Der Grosse César — Ein Abend im Ritz / Abendkritik

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Die Leseshow in Wien begeisterte das Publikum, von denen sich einige auf unsere Umfrage mit folgenden kritischen Bemerkungen eintrugen.

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Mourby of Books HOTELS

Mourby of Books

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Two books by Adrian Mourby, famoushotels roving reporter and tireless collector of hotel anecdotes, should interest all hotel aficionados: "Rooms of One's Own — 50 Places That Made Literary History" and his latest work "Rooms with a View — The Secret Life of Great Hotels“.

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Zoooom–In Hotel History HOTELS

Zoooom–In Hotel History

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With Closr we create descriptive and informative presentations of famoushotels history images.

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Hotel Bristol Vienna on Artivive HOTELS

Hotel Bristol Vienna on Artivive

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A wall comes to live. Augmented Reality can be found in famoushotels exhibitions like at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna.

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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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