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Marco Polo called his 13th-century travelogue of the Marvels of the World in Italian Il Milione or Oriente Poliano. 

Driven by the same curiosity for the new and the unexplored, we are researching the history of famous historic hotels. We are producing fine books about them and update these books frequently.

We love what we are doing, we are historians, writers, story- and history-tellers. 

We became a faithful companion of educated travellers. Please take your time and browse our book catalogue. We appreciate your custom, we are glad that you are here.

Andreas Augustin

The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English) Classic Edition

The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English)

Price: € 29.00

The incredible tale of the legendary Strand Hotel, The most famous hotel of Yangon: New edition 2017 including 20 pages, the new Stran...

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The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

The incredible tale of the legendary Strand Hotel, The most famous hotel of Yangon: New edition 2017 including 20 pages, the new Stran...

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Hotel Ritz – Madrid, Spain (Spanish) Classic Edition

Hotel Ritz – Madrid, Spain (Spanish)

Price: € 29.00

Ritz. — Mucho más que un nombre. Sinónimo de calidad y excelencia y eufemismo que describe un mundo fuera del alcan...

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Hotel Ritz – Madrid, Spain (English) Classic Edition

Hotel Ritz – Madrid, Spain (English)

Price: € 29.00

The Ritz Madrid was built in 1910, following the hotel-concept of the legendary César Ritz. Ritz is a synonym for quality, for e...

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Reid’s Palace – Madeira (English) Edition Raconteur

Reid’s Palace – Madeira (English)

Price: € 33.00

This book is of course the story of a visionary man called William Reid, the sojourn of ‘Sisi’, the restless Empress of Aus...

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I had Tea at Reid’s – Madeira (English) Treasury Paperbacks

I had Tea at Reid’s – Madeira (English)

Price: € 15.00

‘I had tea at Reid’s’ is your companion to Tea at Reid’s and to tea in general. Andreas Augustin successfully d...

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SO – Singapore (English) Individual Books

SO – Singapore (English)

Price: € 88.88

The SO SINGAPORE is a piece of art — and so is this unique strictly limited collector's 2016 edition — by Andreas ...

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Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English Leather Edition) Collector’s Books

Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

The hand bound leather cover makes this a very special vintage collectors edition. Only 20 pieces of this edition were produced. They a...

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Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English) Classic Edition

Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English)

Price: € 29.00

Welcome to the Grand Hôtel Métropole Palace, as this wonderful hotel has been called on its opening day in 1901. Come an...

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The Mena House Treasury – Cairo, Egypt (English) Treasury Paperbacks

The Mena House Treasury – Cairo, Egypt (English)

Price: € 15.00

During the 1880s, an oriental palace rose in stone and mortar from the desert, decorated by the most lavish interior design ever seen. ...

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The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand (English) Edition Raconteur

The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand (English)

Price: € 38.00

The Amazing Tale of Bangkok's Legendary Hotel Jim Thompson, the silk king, owned it, the late Peter Ustinov loved it, Graham green...

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The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand (English Leather Edition) Collector’s Books

The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

The leather bound books form a limited edition of famoushotels books. They are hand bound and – upon request – autographed ...

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Publisher's recommendations

 

 

Dear wonderful Readers;

With our books about The Most Famous Hotels in the World we are changing the way people look at famous hotels. Our exhibitions at famous hotels open doors into a fascinating past. Enjoy our research, we have done everything imaginable to turn it into wonderful and entertaining books.

 

This season, for example, at Half Moon, Jamaica, chairman Guy Steuart and general manager Sandro Fabris present our THE HALF MOON TREASURY — Secrets of A Legendary Resort (a Treasury Paperback).

 

The new STRAND YANGON (Classic Edition) appeared recentely. In SO SINGAPORE (Individual Books) we worked with Tony Chisholm, employing elements designed by Isabel Miaja and Karl Lagerfeld. The Mandarin Oriental RITZ MADRID (Classic Edition) presents an updated English and a Spanish edition under general manager Christian Tavelli.

In Paris, general manager Gerald R. Krischek-Cruypelans publishes with us PRINCE DE GALLES in an exceptional coffee-table book (Edition Raconteur). 

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

‘Wherever you go, try to stay at the most famous hotel, even if you can only afford the smallest room!'

Aristotle Onassis

1906–1975

Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men

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