Entries tagged with: Marriott

Cala di Volpe Italy

Cala di Volpe

We are thoroughly trained to expect backgrounds and historic context. This hotel presents one of the rare exceptions in the list of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. Here, the brain doesn’t immediately reach the right conclusion. When we se...

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Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott) Egypt

Ghezireh Palace (Cairo Marriott)

The Ghezireh Palace was the former Palace of Khedive Ismail and consists of three palaces of unrivalled beauty, surrounded by gardens, containing many choice tropical plants, grottoes, fountains and miniature lakes, the whole covering an area of upwa...

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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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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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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