Andreas Augustin

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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Feuilleton 341 — Why not in the Grand Style? This winter: Egypt Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 341 — Why not in the Grand Style? This winter: Egypt

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With autumn / fall looming over the horizon, days are getting cooler, and so we are all looking forward to winter — but maybe in warmer places. We like to go South. Why not – in the classic style of the grand tour – to Egypt this year?

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Feuilleton 339 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 339

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Sommerfrische Built as the retreat for a prince, converted into a hotel for the perfect vacation, grown into a world class resort. The history of Schloss Velden is the fascinating tale of one of the legendary and unique hotels of Europe.

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Feuilleton 338 Andreas Augustin

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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Feuilleton 337 Andreas Augustin

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 Andreas Augustin

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 Andreas Augustin

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 Andreas Augustin

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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Cesar Ritz — Dieser Phoenix von einem Hotelier Andreas Augustin

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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Semmering — Endstation Schwindsucht Andreas Augustin

Semmering — Endstation Schwindsucht

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550 Menschen leben in der Gemeinde Semmering, dem mondänsten Hausberg der Wiener in den Niederösterreichischen Alpen. Hier florierte einst der Fremdenverkehr. In den letzten 10 Jahren (2008-18) ging er um 50% zurück.

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Grand Oriental Palace Hotel Andreas Augustin

Grand Oriental Palace Hotel

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Savoy, Grand Hotel oder Bristol — das hat schon was. Da steigt man doch gleich lieber ab als im Gasthaus zur Blauen Blunze. Hotelnamen haben einen besonderen Klang. Manche versprechen weltweit Qualität, andere erreichten als Solitäre globalen Ruf und wurden zum Synonym für die Destination, an der man sie findet. Manche sind schlicht irreführend.

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Imperial New Delhi Andreas Augustin

Imperial New Delhi

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The history of the Hotel Imperial brought me back to this hotel which I had been visiting for almost 20 years. Here, I witnessed the 'fastest turnaround in the hotel industry' — and the book Imperial New Delhi became a best-seller.

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