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Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894 Lviv or Lemberg can be described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western Europe. Formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian, empire, Lviv is home to the historic Grand Hotel. Red carpe...

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Bergues, Des Customer

Bergues, Des

In our world, it is no longer a given that simple restraint represents true elegance. To be recognized as one of the oldest purpose-built Grand Hotels in the world in our list is already something special. Operating it with such elegant understatemen...

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Le Royal Featured

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed. Architect Ernest Hébrard, who was largely responsible for creating modern Phnom Penh, had his very own ideas about its construction   A visionary planner, h...

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Raffles Hotel Customer

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 Grand Marble Dining Salon to seat 500. A French chef was engaged to celebrate the opening night, the e...

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Galle Face Customer

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a breakthrough in every respect, and from 1869 onwards the Galle Face was commonly hailed as "the most lux...

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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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The Randolph Customer

The Randolph

We have landed in Oxford, England. The purchase of The Randolph by A.J.Capital/Graduate Hotels has brought a much needed injection of money into a great local institution. Read the full story by Adrian Mourby here. A lot of work needed doing includi...

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Chelsea Customer

Chelsea

A renovated staircase in New York's latest reopening of a legend. Highly praised famous hotel.  This Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World belongs to an endangered species. It was at the centre of a permanent clash o...

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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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Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The doorman opens the car. Arrived – home. The chief concierge greets from the concierge box, the r...

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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 ...

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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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