Avenida Palace Portugal

Avenida Palace

Avenida Palace Hotel is the grandest old-fashioned hotel in Lisbon, an antiques-filled link to the past. The fact that it has been built by the same architect who projected Rossio's Train Terminal shows us that a railway architect can do marvellous t...

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Palacio Portugal

Palacio

George, the driver, picks me up at Lisbon airport. Having arrived from Madeira, the Portuguese island in the Atlantic ocean, I prefer the airy atmosphere of the posh seaside resort of Estoril to the city of Lisbon. The Palacio at Estroil is the right...

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Reid’s Palace Portugal

Reid’s Palace

Query: warm, paintable, batheable, comfortable, flowery STOP Winston and Clementine Churchill - that was the short but memorable telegramme WC sent to his friend in Madeira in 1949. The answer came like a shot. REID'S HOTEL! Here head concierge J...

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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

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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

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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

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"When in Toronto, it would be a crime to miss The Royal York. The thriving modern metropolis has grown up around this landmark hotel."Read More

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  The Mena House presented us with a remarkable challenge — we had to verify its opening date which appeard to be wrong (1865?). We...Read More