Phoenicia Lebanon

Phoenicia

The Phoenicia was - like the St George - always top of our list, but certain circumstances made it impossible until recently to accept it into the group of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. Here Lyndon Johnson stopped over in 1962, it was home to...

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Le Bristol (Beirut) Lebanon

Le Bristol (Beirut)

Since 1951 the Bristol in Beirut is one of the great hotels of the Middle East. Born into the heydays of Beirut, then called the "Paris of the Middle East", it has survived various wars and emergencies.

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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...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

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...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

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

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...Read More