Feuilleton 352 — Mark Twain’s worst hotel on Earth Feuilleton

Feuilleton 352 — Mark Twain’s worst hotel on Earth

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It is a conversation between American writer and globe trotter Mark Twain and a fellow traveller on a train to Maryborough, a city and a suburb in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.  1895, November

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Feuilleton 351 — The Christmas Tree Extravaganza Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 351 — The Christmas Tree Extravaganza

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One never thinks that hotels have Christmas trees, too. But in fact there is a real competition of who has the largest and shiniest. Fine in countries of fur trees. But it could prove really difficult a 110 years ago, in Africa, for example ...

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Feuilleton 350 - Happy Birthday Famous Hotels Feuilleton

Feuilleton 350 - Happy Birthday Famous Hotels

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Today, let me lean back and conjure up 28 November 1986. Since early morning, a signboard at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore displayed: LAUNCH OF THE BOOK "RAFFLES"

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Feuilleton in Reflection of the Armistice — 11. November 1918 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton in Reflection of the Armistice — 11. November 1918

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This is a weekend of remembrance and appreciation; it is “Armistice”. 100 years ago, World War I, the so-called Great War, ended on this date. The unthinkable war between European nations – Germany and Austria with its allies against France, England, Russia and the rest of the world – was over.

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Feuilleton 348 — Half Moon Jamaica - It’s all about people Feuilleton

Feuilleton 348 — Half Moon Jamaica - It’s all about people

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All that matters in hospitality are people. We meet them, need them, interact with them. We must not take it for granted that they serve us. They could merely do their jobs, but their smile can make our day, their effort by going the proverbial extra mile can change our life.  I have met a remarkable team at Jamaica's Half Moon.

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Hanoi: The Opening Riddle Feuilleton

Hanoi: The 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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Feuilleton 347 - Ritzy Things You Should Know Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 347 - Ritzy Things You Should Know

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Putting on the Ritz and others: Have you ever asked yourself what “Puttin' on the Ritz“ means? Or where the name „Ritz-Carlton“ originated. Glad you asked.

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Feuilleton 346 — Path of History Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 346 — Path of History

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This week's newsletter, if you wish, could occupy exactly 2 Minutes and 16 seconds of your valuable time. As many of you know, upon completion of a book, we are translating our research results into smashing exhibitions. We call them The Path of History.

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Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah

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On 14. March 1931, at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Ceylon (today Sri Lanka), the restaurant served for Lunch … ——— Why do I tell you all this? Because details matter. Because history is the source of our future. Because we care.

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Feuilleton 343 — Like the Emperor of China Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 343 — Like the Emperor of China

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It is the best of all times to visit China. Trust me. Andreas Augustin presents PEOPLE‘S GRAND HOTEL XIAN in the library THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD®. Cover painting by Manfred Markowski.

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Ein Hotelier als Kavalier — vom Scheitel bis zur Zehe Andreas Augustin

Ein Hotelier als Kavalier — vom Scheitel bis zur Zehe

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Würde sich uns Herr Cäsar Ritz nicht als solcher ausdrücklich vorstellen, man müßte diese feine und vornehme Erscheinung für einen der vornehmsten und distinguiertesten aristokratischen Gäste seines Hotels nehmen. Aus dem Buch „Der Grosse Cäsar“ von Andreas Augustin

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From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty

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The history of the Indian Royalty shows how they were adept at blending the Indian spirit with western sensibilities. The Royalty was not only building up a huge aspirational value back home but also creating matchless and enormously successful business opportunities for some of the top class brands globally.

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