Adrian Mourby

Le Royal Mourby of Monceau Adrian Mourby

Le Royal Mourby of Monceau

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A pianist will come and play in your suite, just for you. It sounds good in practice but does it work in theory? Our contributing editor investigates ...

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MOURBY AU LAC* Adrian Mourby

MOURBY AU LAC*

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To say that the Baur au Lac is an institution is a bit like saying Elizabeth II is a queen, finds A. Mourby.

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PARIS: Mourby of Meurice Adrian Mourby

PARIS: Mourby of Meurice

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There is no hotel in Paris with a history as long as that of Le Meurice — finds A. Mourby

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Langham London: Antonín Dvorák’s Breakfast Adrian Mourby

Langham London: Antonín Dvorák’s Breakfast

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"Why seek far afield when the good is close by?" Contributing Editor Adrian Mourby knows where to breakfast.

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LONDON: Mourby of St Pancras Adrian Mourby

LONDON: Mourby of St Pancras

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This railway hotel next to Kings Cross Station (now known as The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel) is an intensely beautiful building and one of the greatest achievements of Victorian Neo-Gothic in the world.

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Mourby to Tango Adrian Mourby

Mourby to Tango

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From Our Roving Ambassador and Occasional Tango Correspondent, Adrian Mourby, who found that London’s Waldorf Hilton has introduced the tango to Great Britain in 1910.

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Mourby of Lavenham Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Lavenham

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Some hotels are world famous, some are not. The Swan Hotel in Lavenham is quintessentially English, says famoushotels - travelling amabassador Adrian Mourby while trying to find his way to the bar.

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Mourby of India Adrian Mourby

Mourby of India

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Evidently it was in a  bar at The Imperial that Jawaharlal  Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten agreed the partition of India and Pakistan.

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Meeting Cromwell - A Piece of English History Adrian Mourby

Meeting Cromwell - A Piece of English History

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The Lygon Arms in Broadway looks exactly how you’d expect an old Cotswold inn to appear. Stone fireplaces, heavy wooden doors, uneven flagstones, ...

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USA/Boston: Beyond the Mirror’s Reflection Adrian Mourby

USA/Boston: Beyond the Mirror’s Reflection

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John F Kennedy announced his candidacy for Congress, Longfellow and Jacques Offenbach were inspired, Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X were employed. And Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of A Christmas Carol while a guest there.

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Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite Adrian Mourby

Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite

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The first suite named after a former bellboy. Billy Garioch finds his name on room 502 at Edinburgh's "Caley".

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Gritti Venice: Hemingway’s Window Adrian Mourby

Gritti Venice: Hemingway’s Window

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Not only can I look down from Hemingway’s window, I can also sit in his chair.

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