Hotels lost in History HOTELS

Hotels lost in History

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Many legendary hotels were lost in history. As a testimonial to their fame and to keep the memory alive, we run this list, alphabetically by country/city.

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Feuilleton 338 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 338

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Our book GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST PETERSBURG, is an account of life and times at the former Russian capital and the story of Russia's most famous and oldest hotel. It was the playground of Russian aristocrats, artists and famous travelers. Until today it is the meeting point of a yearly gathering of the Romanov family.

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Goldener Adler, Innsbruck Adrian Mourby

Goldener Adler, Innsbruck

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Not necessarily a Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World, still — our roving correspondent couldn’t resist. He has seen a lot of impressive guest lists but Innsbruck's "Golden Eagle“ certainly ranks top. With digital information to be obtained while you walk the hotel’s corridors the Goldener Adler is planning to set the trend for interactive history information in in Austria's capital of Tyrol.

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Feuilleton 337 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 337

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Maybe it was the exquisite cheesecake I had for tea this afternoon. At 4.30, to be precise (as you know, formal Afternoon Tea follows strict rules. Five o’clock tea, for example, starts punctually at four). However, I find this discussion very distressing and it is a great shame that it has spoilt what has otherwise been an extremely good day. A friend of mine has ...

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Feuilleton 336 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 336

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With Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, detective extraordinaire Hercule Poirot returned to the screen. Andreas Augustin discovers large gaps between solid pillars of hard facts, hanging in thin air like suspension bridges between two solid rocks, which fluctuate violently in the wind of the researcher’s curiosity.

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Feuilleton 335 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 335

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Book enthusiasts know summer is high season for books. If you are „Couchsurfing in Iran“ (by Stephan Orth), enjoy „The Art of the Wasted Day“ (by Patricia Hampl) or the New York Times recommendation „The Milk Lady of Bangalore“ by Shoba Narayan, you might also like to put the following titles on your reading list. And there is Hotel Baron in Aleppo. ...

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Feuilleton 334 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 334

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Ralph Hitz, from lift boy to chain manager; Aloha Wanderwell – Around the World in a Ford T, Lucien Fournereau painted sunken worlds

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Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality PERSONALITIES

Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality

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Rarely has the creativity of a single personality left such a deep impact on an industry. At 14, he was a lift boy at the Viennese Hotel Sacher. From there he took a large portion of Austrian wit across the Atlantic. At 30 he managed the largest hotel chain of the United States.

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (1) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (1)

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In 1873, a journey around the world took Jules Verne's novel character Phileas Fogg 80 days. It can very well take you to 80 hotels. The first part of the journey takes us from England to Scotland.

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Zoooom–In Hotel History HOTELS

Zoooom–In Hotel History

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With Closr we create descriptive and informative presentations of famoushotels history images.

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Feuilleton 333 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 333

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FEUILLETON No. 333 — Ritz all over — The Strand Yangon's New Pool — Raffles under Renovation – Letter from China — All Hotels — All our Books —

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Letter from China Zhang Guangrui

Letter from China

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Exchanging letters with Professor Zhang Guangrui, Andreas Augustin asks questions and learns about the history of Chinese hospitality.

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