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Excelsior – Rome, Italy (English) Classic Edition

Excelsior – Rome, Italy (English)

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  This is a reprint of the original edition, with various updates (2018).  On 17 January 1906, the civic authorities, inc...

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The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English) Classic Edition

The Strand – Yangon, Myanmar (English)

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It has taken us almost 20 years to research the history of The Strand, the incredible and legendary most famous hotel of Yangon. ...

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Ritz – Madrid, Spain (Spanish) Classic Edition

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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Ritz – Madrid, Spain (English) Classic Edition

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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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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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. 

The first copies of THE HALF MOON TREASURY are being released – exclusively to our readers (and before its official launching date). 

We have released a reprint of our successful book THE WESTIN EXCLESIOR ROME, the most famous hotel on Via Veneto. 

The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar), for example, receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. METROPOLE HANOI and ORIENTAL BANGKOK were relaunched in brand new edtions. The Oriental book is the first to present the (very) complete list of all authors who had ever visited.

We dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

aa at famoushotels dot org

‘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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At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...Read More

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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

Bristol Vienna

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