Entries tagged with: Charlie Chaplin

Caledonian Hotel Scotland

Caledonian Hotel

At the end of Princess Street presides the Queen of Edinburgh, "The Caley", over lush green gardens, offering a walk in the park to museums, shops and the old castle district on the hill. After checking-in at the Caledonian, I take a moment to enjoy ...

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Danieli Italy

Danieli

In 1822, Giuseppe Dal Niel, nicknamed "Danieli" was able to rent a part of the palazzo, built in the 13 century by Doge Enrico Dandolo, transforming it into a hotel. He founded the Hotel Royal, which also came to be known by his name "Danie...

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Grand Hotel (Florence) Italy

Grand Hotel (Florence)

The magnificent Ball Room A perfect network of overnight sleeper trains connect major European cities with Florence. When my train pulled into Florence station, the first rays of the sun created this stunning silhouette of towers, domes and Tuscan...

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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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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

This 1886 hotel stands in front of the Great Pyramid in Cario, Egpyt - one (and the last remaining) of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We recommend to take a room with a balcony facing the pyramid. You could also try the 18-hole golf course, ...

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends) Featured

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 have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its history I have - childishly - fallen in...

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The Westin Excelsior, Rome Italy

The Westin Excelsior, Rome

"The Excelsior - like the Colisseum or the Vatican - is a synonym of Rome. Located at the apex of the Via Veneto, the Roman avenue made so fashionable by Fellini in La Dolce Vita, the hotel still rises regally above the street commanding Fellinesque ...

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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