Entries tagged with: Grand Hotel

Astoria Belgium

Astoria

In 1907, the urban visionaries, King Leopold II, asked Monsieur Devillers to replace the old hotel Mengelle by a modern and very elegant hotel to accommodate the crowned heads who will visit the L’exposition universelle in 1910. A magnificent s...

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Frankfurter Hof Germany

Frankfurter Hof

Whenever I am in Frankfurt, I always seek a chat with head concierge and legend-of-the-house Juergen CARL, who is one of the most interesting personalities of the trade. Later I find myself sitting on the terrace in the charming courtyard, enjoying d...

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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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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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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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St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome Italy

St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome

"A new Rome is being added to the Rome of the Ceasars, the Rome of the Popes and the Rome of the Kings. This new Rome belongs to the golden colony of travellers and cosmopolitans. Its palace lies at the Grand Hotel, just as those of the old Romes lie...

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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