Mena House Egypt

Mena House

  The Mena House presented us with a remarkable challenge — we had to verify its opening date which appeard to be wrong (1865?). We unearthed its true opening date, had to alter the published date from 1865 to 1896, and came across some...

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The Nile Egypt

The Nile

Flying under the flag of Hilton, "Conrad Hilton's 'Jewel on the Nile' opened with great fanfare and a cast of several Hollywood celebrities and journalists ..." (press text, 1959) The Nile welcomed all Egypt's VIP visitors. Heads of States, film s...

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Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott) Egypt

Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott)

The Ghezireh Palace was the former Palace of Khedive Ismail and consists of three palaces of unrivalled beauty, surrounded by gardens, containing many choice tropical plants, grottoes, fountains and miniature lakes, the whole covering an area of upwa...

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Winter Palace Egypt

Winter Palace

With the opening of the Luxor Hotel in 1886/7 the nobility of Europe arrived at Luxor to visit the nearby Valley of the Kings. 20 years later the Winter Palace - under the same management company - was opened. "One is immediately struck by the Victor...

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Old Cataract Egypt

Old Cataract

Built in 1899, under the impulse of Thomas Cook, The Old Cataract opened in January 1900. It is an architectural jewel. The exterior is typical of the late Victorian era, while on the inside the hotel exudes a rich arabesque feel with lavishly decora...

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Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

Indochine 1923/1924. The construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner,...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

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

The hotel opened in 1891. One of the first advertisements we found dates from 1899. The hotel was the former residence of Sir Edward Barns,...Read More

Plaza Athénée

Plaza Athénée

1867 saw the opening of the Grand Hôtel Athénée on Rue Scribe by Louis Raphaël Bischoffsheimto provide...Read More