Famous Hotels FEUILLETON 333 Feuilleton

Famous Hotels 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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Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol PERSONALITIES

Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol

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In 1916, at the height of the so called Great War, the 'God of Dance', Vaslav Nijinsky, found himself and his little family stranded in Vienna.

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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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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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Dan Sweeney: An American in Asia PERSONALITIES

Dan Sweeney: An American in Asia

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During the 1920s an American was instrumental to introduce the art of "hotel posters" to leading hotels of Asia. His fine posters were used as labels or covers for hotel brochures.

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Hanoi: An Opening Riddle The Making Of Books

Hanoi: An Opening Riddle

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The Metropole in Hanoi confronted us with the most challenging project. The material was scattered all over the world, from London to Paris, from Washington to Aix-en-Provence. But not at the hotel left alone in Vietnam itself.

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Above the Clouds the Sun is always shining: Pontresina’s Kronenhof The Making Of Books

Above the Clouds the Sun is always shining: Pontresina’s Kronenhof

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Well researched history of legendary hotels suddenly was on the top of the agenda of every responsible hotel manager. In 1998 Kronenhof general manager Xaver Stocker called famoushotels.org.

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Lucien Fournereau: “Bangkok: Distractions? None!” PERSONALITIES

Lucien Fournereau: “Bangkok: Distractions? None!”

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The display of monumental architecture was a powerful Western means of visualising the East as a land of lost civilizations. ‘Ruines Khmères du Cambodge’, a water colour by Lucien Fournereau,is a perfect sample of this theory.

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Cäsar Ritz: „Dieser Phönix von einem Hotelier“ Andreas Augustin

Cäsar Ritz: „Dieser Phönix von einem Hotelier“

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Alle wissen zwar, dass es ein Ritz gibt, doch die wenigsten, dass es einen Ritz gab. Gestatten: Cäsar Ritz! Der Hotelier starb vor hundert Jahren.

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Cesar Ritz — Dieser Phoenix von einem Hotelier

Cesar Ritz — Dieser Phoenix von einem Hotelier

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We contribute articles to global press services, international magazines and newspapers. They are extracts of our books or independent travel articles. 

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The Oldest ‘Grand’ Hotel of Paris HOTELS

The Oldest ‘Grand’ Hotel of Paris

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Baron Hausmann commissioned the Pereire brothers, powerful bankers who heavily financed the reconstruction of Paris, to build a luxurious new hotel. Designed by the architect Alfred Armand, the Grand Hotel du Louvre was opened in 1855, just in time for the International Exhibition staged in Paris that year. It was the first luxury hotel in France and the first 'Grand Hotel' of Paris.

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Ritz-Carlton: The Beginning HOTELS

Ritz-Carlton: The Beginning

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Ritz-Carlton's name is based on The Carlton in London and the Ritz in Paris. The first Ritz-Carlton opened in New York in 1911.

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