Entries tagged with: Austria

Bauer (Gruenwald) Italy

Bauer (Gruenwald)

The Bauer (Grünwald has been dropped from the name) is one of the last great Venice establishments still in private hands, with a strict, utilitarian facade and subdued interiors providing a refreshing antidote to all the gilded and baroque exce...

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Goldener Hirsch Austria

Goldener Hirsch

"Jingle your golden room keys and for one blissful moment you’ll feel as if time has stood still. For six centuries the thick walls of this house have been breathing in history. In every silent corner you feel the heart of this unique hotel. It...

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Grand Hotel (Vienna) Austria

Grand Hotel (Vienna)

Together with the Hotels Sacher, Bristol and Imperial the Grand Hotel is one of the four most famous hotels in Vienna. Our book about its history sheds light on a long bygone era. In 1870 Viennese hotelier Anton Schneider opened his Grand Hotel at t...

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Imperial Vienna Featured

Imperial Vienna

"Stay at the Imperial and feel like an Emperor," said Charlie Chaplin during his visit. The former private palace of the Duke of Wuerttemberg, completed around 1866 and never inhabited by the duke, was converted into a hotel for the 1873 world exposi...

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Schloss Velden Austria

Schloss Velden

For over 100 years Hotel Schloss Velden was the meeting point of the international jet set. The King of Thailand enjoyed its hospitality, the Prince of Wales, the Kings of Sweden and Norway, too. To the left, by the way: Edward, the Duke of Windsor, ...

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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

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

In Paris, the city of grand hotels, this was the first hotel to open with two names. As it was built for and named after The Prince of Wales, it was...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

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

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

    Memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration here. Talbot Kelly left us wonderful paintings and travel...Read More

The Peninsula

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