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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 in a differen...

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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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Grand Hotel Europa Austria

Grand Hotel Europa

The Grand Hotel Europa is regularly in the social limelight of the Tyrolean provincial capital in the heart of Innsbruck. Its Baroque Hall from 1883 is the chosen venue for functions of all kind. Connecting worlds - at Grand Hotel Europa in Innsbru...

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Arlberg Hospiz Austria

Arlberg Hospiz

The heraldic motto of THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD is "Hospitium Gaudium Maximum Est", which casually translated means: "hospitality gives great pleasure". Talking about hospitality, the Arlberg Hospiz is one of the original places of hospital...

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Grand Hotel (Vienna) Austria

Grand Hotel (Vienna)

Together with the Hotels Sacher, Bristol and Imperial the Grand Hotel is one of the four most famous hotels in Vienna. Our book about its history sheds light on a long bygone era. In 1870 Viennese hotelier Anton Schneider opened his Grand Hotel at t...

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Sacher Wien Austria

Sacher Wien

The Hotel Sacher is a Viennese institution. It opened its doors in 1876. At that time, Franz Sacher, the father of the Original Sacher-Torte, had already invented his sweet little taste-bud teaser. In our new book about the history of the Sacher, yo...

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Sacher Salzburg Austria

Sacher Salzburg

Located on the bank of the river Salzach, facing the old city, this illustrious hotel fits perfectly in a town that unites so tastefully architecture, music and culture. Its guestbooks bear testimony to a colourful history. During summers we love ...

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Schloss Velden Austria

Schloss Velden

For over 100 years Hotel Schloss Velden was the meeting point of the international jet set. The King of Thailand enjoyed its hospitality, the Prince of Wales, the Kings of Sweden and Norway, too. To the left, by the way: Edward, the Duke of Windsor, ...

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Goldener Hirsch Austria

Goldener Hirsch

"Jingle your golden room keys and for one blissful moment you’ll feel as if time has stood still. For six centuries the thick walls of this house have been breathing in history. In every silent corner you feel the heart of this unique hotel. It...

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Fuschl Austria

Fuschl

This beautiful castle at the lake Fuschl became famous as backdrop for Schloss Possenhofen in the legendary "Sissi" movies starring Romy Schneider. The recent renovations have transformed it into a splendid hotel with great charm and a perfect locati...

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If you haven't been to the Metropole, you haven't been to Vietnam! "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I...Read More

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