Page from Il Milione

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

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

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

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

The Mena House Treasury – Cairo, Egypt (English)

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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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I Had Tea at the Nellie – Cape Town, South Africa (English) Treasury Paperbacks

I Had Tea at the Nellie – Cape Town, South Africa (English)

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‘I had Tea at the Nellie’ (pardon: The Mount Nelson Hotel) is your faithful companion to tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Ho...

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The Sacher Treasury – Vienna, Austria (English) Treasury Paperbacks

The Sacher Treasury – Vienna, Austria (English)

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The Hotel Sacher is a Viennese institution. It opened its doors in 1876. Franz Sacher, the father of the Original Sacher Torte, invente...

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Villa Rothschild und Falkenstein Grand – Königstein/Falkenstein im Taunus, Deutschland (Deusch) Treasury Paperbacks

Villa Rothschild und Falkenstein Grand – Königstein/Falkenstein im Taunus, Deutschland (Deusch)

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Die beiden Bücher erzählen die Geschichte der Villa Rothschild, die 1894 in Königstein von der Frankfurter Bankiersfamil...

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The Cafe Central Treasury –  Vienna/Wien, Austria/Österreich (English/Deutsch) Treasury Paperbacks

The Cafe Central Treasury –  Vienna/Wien, Austria/Österreich (English/Deutsch)

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This book is bilingual (Deutsch & English): Heinrich Ferstel built it, the world visits it. The Café Central at the Palais F...

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The Grand Hotel Treasury – Vienna, Austria (English) Treasury Paperbacks

The Grand Hotel Treasury – Vienna, Austria (English)

  In 1870, the Grand Hotel in Vienna was the first hotel on the Ringstrasse. We are sorry but this book about the oldest o...

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The Peninsula Treasury – Hongkong, China (English) Treasury Paperbacks

The Peninsula Treasury – Hongkong, China (English)

‘The Secrets of The Peninsula revealed ...'  that's how the book's blurb started. It was the second TREASURY boo...

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The Raffles Treasury – Singapore (English) Treasury Paperbacks

The Raffles Treasury – Singapore (English)

The first of all Treasury books, appeared in 1987, to celebrate Raffles centennial. It was the first paperback (Treasury) book in the F...

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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

"So much of who we are is where we have been."

William Langewiesche

American author, airplane pilot

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