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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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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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Premier Palace Kiev Ukraine

Premier Palace Kiev

FROM PALAST HÔTEL TO PREMIER PALACE In the years of 2009–2012, the Premier Palace Kyiv commemorates 100 Years of Building the Legend, three years of celebrations of the erection of the first modern hotel in Kyiv. The history of the hote...

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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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St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome Italy

St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome

  What a thrilling research time we have spent at the Grand Hotel Rome, as it was called when we started our work. When we checked out, it had been renamed St. Regis Rome. It sits right in the the heart of Rome, all the city's great...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Thailand

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all "best-hotels-in-the-world" publications. Moreover, it is an institution of hospitality. It offers ± 4...

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Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg Germany

Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg

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).

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Nara

Nara

Opened on 17 October 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway...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