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Ritz Madrid

The Ritz Madrid is one of the classic elegant European grand hotels. It welcomes us with all the luxruy of a bygone time, elegant and refined, yet state-of-the-art und in fact very contemporary. From the preface of our book on the Ritz: "...

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Inglaterra Spain

Inglaterra

At the front of the Plaza, facing the old Consistorial, the Fonda Inglaterra (Inn) was established in 1857. This was a first rate establishment, which made all sevillians feel proud. The local press at the time reported how the city finally had lodg...

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Palace Madrid Spain

Palace Madrid

In 1912, the Palace opened only two years after the Hotel Ritz on the other side of the squre had opened its doors. The Palace was always the more democratic hotel, while the Ritz was reserved for Royals and Noblemen. This has changed, of course, an...

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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,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

A hotel with two names! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see...Read More

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

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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  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a...Read More

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The Peninsula

'I feel like a million dollars!' became the immortal first impression of a lady walking through the corridors of The Peninsula at...Read More