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Grand Hotel (Florence) Italy

Grand Hotel (Florence)

    The magnificent Ball Room   A perfect network of overnight sleeper trains connects major Central European cities with Florence. When my train pulled into Florence station, the first rays of the sun created this stunning silho...

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Grand Hotel Belvedere

One of the grand palatial hotels of the European Alps. Best known for being the heart of affairs during the World Economic Forum, it boasts a rich history, starting in 1875.    A well researched book commemorates the history of this l...

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Grand Hotel Europe Russia

Grand Hotel Europe

The Grand Hotel Europe is – together with the Hotel Astoria – still the most popular hotel in St. Petersburg. It is constantly ranked among the top of the top. ‘The mind wanders back to the early days of this restaurant, ...

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Imperial New Delhi India

Imperial New Delhi

"The privileged among us experience a special feeling of ‘coming home’ when checking into a hotel, just as lovers of fine art are struck with profound admiration when confronted with a particularly beautiful piece on a gallery wall. The...

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London Hilton on Park Lane England

London Hilton on Park Lane

Overlooking Hyde Park, the London Hilton on Park Lane stands tall but never still. In 1963, when it opened its doors, it was a novelty, a scandal, a sensation ... and a temptation. This Hilton hotel revolutionized British inn keeping. A suite on the ...

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Mena House Egypt

Mena House

  The Mena House presented us with a remarkable challenge — we had to verify its opening date which appeard to be wrong (1865?). We unearthed its true opening date, had to alter the published date from 1865 to 1896, and came across some...

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Ritz Madrid Featured

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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St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome Italy

St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome

  The St. Regis Rome, historically known as the Grand Hotel Rome, is a brainchild of hotel-genius César Ritz, who not only initiated the purchase of the hotel by the London based Savoy Hotel group, but who also masterminded its opening...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

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...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

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

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