Adrian Mourby

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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Grand Hotel Majestic “gia Baglioni” Adrian Mourby

Grand Hotel Majestic “gia Baglioni”

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The Grand Hotel Majestic stands on an old road into the Roman colony of Bononia. Bologna’s oldest hotel celebrated its centenary in 2012.

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Catwalk Star at Le Bristol, Paris Adrian Mourby

Catwalk Star at Le Bristol, Paris

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Fa-raon, the 21-month white Burmese, is the hotel's biggest star. He was purchased personally by general manager Didier Le Calvez and turns out to possess a natural talent when it comes to catwalk.

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A Tale of Two Astorias. Adrian Mourby

A Tale of Two Astorias.

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The name “Waldorf” is forever linked to ”Astor” in the public imagination. It was John Jacob Astor I, the wealthiest man in the United States at the time of his death in 1848 who was ultimately responsible.

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A Hotel to Stay - A Train to Remember: VSOE takes you to the Pera Palace Adrian Mourby

A Hotel to Stay - A Train to Remember: VSOE takes you to the Pera Palace

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On 1 September 2010 two momentous things happened in Istanbul. The Venice Simplon Orient Express arrived for its annual visit and the same day the Pera Palace Hotel reopened its doors.

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La Mamounia Prize for Literature Adrian Mourby

La Mamounia Prize for Literature

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The legendary La Mamounia has garnered a number of prizes since its spectacular reopening in 2009, but now it’s launching its own award, the Literary Prize of La Mamounia.

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Amsterdam: the Dylan Hotel Adrian Mourby

Amsterdam: the Dylan Hotel

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In seventeeth-century Amsterdam yellow bricks were used to indicate private land, discovers Adrian Mourby.

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