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...
At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable hotel is the Grand Hotel, one of the few buildings in Cambodia to have survived the Khmer Rouge regime, ...
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:
At the Binnenalster, Hamburgs "city-lake", the second prestigious hotel of the city, one of the most enjoyable retreats of the country. It was here that we launched the third book in the series THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD (1989).
The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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