Bristol Vienna Featured

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, ‘originally opened’ in 1892, because today, it stands ...

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Half Moon Featured

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone, Jr. of The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Richard Reynolds of the Reynolds Metal Company and Jamai...

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Prince de Galles Featured

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936), influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see above) Prince of Wales Hotel and ...

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends) Featured

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the so called exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its history I have - romantically - fallen in love with many elements of its past. I think you...

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Strand Hotel Featured

Strand Hotel

  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a name in South East Asian hotel industry! Talbot Kelly left us wonderful paintings and travel descri...

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Ritz Madrid Featured

Ritz Madrid

The Ritz Madrid is one of the classic elegant European grand hotels. It welcomes us with all the luxruy of a bygone time, elegant and refined, yet state-of-the-art und in fact very contemporary. From the preface of our book on the Ritz: "...

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Imperial Vienna Featured

Imperial Vienna

"Stay at the Imperial and feel like an Emperor," said Charlie Chaplin during his visit. The former private palace of the Duke of Wuerttemberg, completed around 1866 and never inhabited by the duke, was converted into a hotel for the 1873 world exposi...

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People’s Grand Hotel Xian Featured

People’s Grand Hotel Xian

One of the finest hotels in South East Asia In April 2014 the People's  Grand Hotel Xi'an reopened after the most extensive renovation in its history. Once the first grand hotel of the modern People's Republic, it is today one of...

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Astoria Featured

Astoria

In 1907, the urban visionaries, King Leopold II, asked Monsieur Devillers to replace the old hotel Mengelle by a modern elegant hotel to accommodate the crowned heads who will visit the L’exposition universelle in 1910. The Exposition Univ...

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The Caledonian Featured

The Caledonian

  At the end of Princess Street presides the Queen of Edinburgh, the 'Caley'. Lush green gardens offer a walk in the park to museums, shops and the old castle district on the hill. After checking-in at the Waldorf Astoria Edinbur...

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Grand Hotel Belvedere Featured

Grand Hotel Belvedere

One of the grand palatial hotels of the European Alps. Best known for being the heart of affairs during the World Economic Forum, it boasts a rich history, starting in 1875.    A well researched book commemorates the history of this l...

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  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More

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Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The hotel was of western style, located in...Read More

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Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

The Hotel Majestic is one of the very special historic hotels of Barcelona that lives its history, while having safely arrived in today's...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More