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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 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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The Savoy – London, England (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

The Savoy – London, England (English Leather Edition)

We are sorry but this book is sold out!   The hand bound leather book has become one of the most wanted collector's ite...

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Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

In 1889 the first Orient Express steamed through the ancient gates of Constantinople. Not long after, a palatial hotel was built on the...

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Hotel Imperial – Vienna, Austria (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

Hotel Imperial – Vienna, Austria (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 170.00

The fine cover of the leather bound edition to the left. Only 50 books of this edition were produced by our dedicated bookbinders. They...

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Hotel Bristol – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch Leder Edition) Leather Bound

Hotel Bristol – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch Leder Edition)

Price: € 73.00

Die Geschichte des 1892 eröffneten Wiener Hotels Bristol ist voller interessanter und liebevoller Details. In episodenhaften Erz&a...

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Premier Palace Hotel – Kijev, Ukraine (Russian Leather Edition ) Leather Bound

Premier Palace Hotel – Kijev, Ukraine (Russian Leather Edition )

We are sorry but this book has been eagerly snapped up by collectors around the world.

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Goldener Hirsch – Salzburg, Austria (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

Goldener Hirsch – Salzburg, Austria (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 133.00

Since 600 years the Goldener Hirsch is a landmark of Salzburg, of Austria! This book tells the story of this hotel and the history of ...

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The Imperial – New Delhi, India (French Leather Edition) Leather Bound

The Imperial – New Delhi, India (French Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

Édition en cuir: Quel est le fruit de la rencontre entre l’un des plus importants constructeurs de la nouvelle ville de De...

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The Imperial – New Delhi, India (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

The Imperial – New Delhi, India (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

Only 20 books per language (French is available, too!) were bound in striking red leather. These books are all autographed by the autho...

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Grand Hotel Europe – St. Petersburg, Russia  (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

Grand Hotel Europe – St. Petersburg, Russia (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

 Aa a collector's item, this book has been bound by hand in leather of various colours. Along Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovsk...

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The Caledonian – Edinburgh, Scotland (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

The Caledonian – Edinburgh, Scotland (English Leather Edition)

Price: € 73.00

 Only 40 books were specially bound in burgundy red leather. About the book: By the end of the 19th century, Scotland had become ...

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Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary (English Leather Edition) Leather Bound

Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary (English Leather Edition)

We are sorry but this book is sold out!   Only 25 books of this edition were handbound by the bookbinder. About this book: Th...

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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

"You have no idea how valuable your book was for the Vier Jahreszeiten!"

Gert Prantner

2016

General Manager, Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg

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Half Moon

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Prince de Galles

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

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Strand Hotel

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    Memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration here. Talbot Kelly left us wonderful paintings and travel...Read More

The Peninsula

The Peninsula

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