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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English) Classic Edition

Metropole – Hanoi, Vietnam (English)

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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 Savoy – London, England (English) Classic Edition

The Savoy – London, England (English)

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Here is the story of the craddle of British hospitality — told by Andrew Williamson and Andreas Augustin. In the summer of 1889 &...

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

The Imperial – New Delhi, India (French)

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Quel est le fruit de la rencontre entre l’un des plus importants constructeurs de la nouvelle ville de Delhi et l’une des p...

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

The Imperial – New Delhi, India (English)

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What do you get when one of the most important Indian constructors of the new city of Delhi meets one of the most ambitious social lad...

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Excelsior – Rome, Italy (English) Classic Edition

Excelsior – Rome, Italy (English)

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  On 17 January 1906, the civic authorities, including the Prime Minister, the Mayor, Commendatore Cruciani Alibrandi, all the ...

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St Regis Grand Hotel – Rome, Italy (English) Classic Edition

St Regis Grand Hotel – Rome, Italy (English)

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In 1894 Cesar Ritz opened the Grand Hotel as the most elegant hotel of Rome. Auguste Escoffier was his first chef. Diplomats, heads of ...

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Hotel Sacher – Wien (Deutsch) Classic Edition

Hotel Sacher – Wien (Deutsch)

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In Wien „geht man in’s Hotel“. Aber warum gehe ich ins Hotel? Wegen der Torte? Die könnte ich mir schicken lasse...

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Hotel Sacher – Vienna, Austria (English) Classic Edition

Hotel Sacher – Vienna, Austria (English)

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The Hotel Sacher is a Viennese institution. It opened its doors in 1876. Franz Sacher invented in 1932, what is today protected by trad...

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Hotel Bristol – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch) Classic Edition

Hotel Bristol – Wien, Österreich (Deutsch)

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

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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

"The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life."

George Bernard Shaw

1856, Dublin, Republic of Ireland – 1950, Ayot St Lawrence, UK

Irish playwright, critic and polemicist

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