Hotels tagged with: Prince Of Wales

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Bahamas

British Colonial Hilton Nassau

A favourite Nassau Bahamas vacation landmark setting the standards of hospitality in Nassau since 1900, the hotel reopened as the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau in October 1999. Hilton's 18-month, $68-million restoration converted the timeless c...

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Frankfurter Hof Germany

Frankfurter Hof

Whenever I am in Frankfurt, I have always been seeking 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 courty...

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Great Western Royal England

Great Western Royal

Today known as the Hilton London Paddington, this hotel is something very special. Allow me to take you back in time, when a man had a dream: to travel from New York to the heart of London. Sound odd? Well, not if you’ve heard of Isambard Ki...

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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

One of our personally researched hotels. We unearthed its true opening date, had to alter the published date from 1860s to 1896, and came across some legendary stories of greatest entertainment value.  The hotel stands in front of the Gr...

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Prince de Galles Featured

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936), influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see above) Prince of Wales Hotel and ...

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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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Ritz Paris France

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha you extend your stay. Sit down in the garden. Breath the air Proust never enjoyed (he was an indoor fanat...

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Schloss Velden Austria

Schloss Velden

For over 100 years Hotel Schloss Velden was the meeting point of the international jet set. The King of Thailand enjoyed its hospitality, the Prince of Wales, the Kings of Sweden and Norway, too. To the left, by the way: Edward, the Duke of Windsor, ...

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The Caledonian Featured

The Caledonian

  At the end of Princess Street presides the Queen of Edinburgh, the 'Caley'. Lush green gardens offer a walk in the park to museums, shops and the old castle district on the hill. After checking-in at the Waldorf Astoria Edinbur...

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The Savoy England

The Savoy

The Savoy has reopened on 10.10.2010 after an extensive renovation. The hotel is back to its great heritage, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and certainly fit for the next decade. The two Tonys and Peter, the doormen, still greet yo...

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Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

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

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...Read More

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More

Bristol Vienna

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More

Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The hotel was of western style, located in...Read More