Andreas Augustin

“I hope he is not going to die at my hotel!” Andreas Augustin

“I hope he is not going to die at my hotel!”

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For most of us the worst and certainly final of all nightmares is to die abroad. But some had made it a point to die at a certain place. History is full of these incidents. Some hotels become the departing point of the final journey. The horror of a hotelier is the customer, who has arrived to depart. In Austria one hotel even has its own cemetery.

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SCHLOSS SCHÖNBRUNN Andreas Augustin

SCHLOSS SCHÖNBRUNN

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Der Neue Guide für Schloss Schönbrunn … Wieder einmal haben sich Andreas und Carola Augustin auf ein Thema konzentriert, dass sie seit Jahrzehnten begleitet. Generationen-übergreifend - sozusagen! MEHR ...

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Calling for Corona Memorabilia Andreas Augustin

Calling for Corona Memorabilia

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The Most Famous Hotels in the World, The Library of Hospitality, is calling for the submission of Corona related documents — in short all and everything documenting the events occurring during/because of Corona — hotel / restaurant / transport & tourism in general related times of 2019/2020.

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Feuilleton 398: Born to Survive Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 398: Born to Survive

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Now that we have waited long enough for the situation to change, I believe the time has come to change the situation. Reopening hotels isn’t enough. People are hesitant to travel, people don’t want to fly, tourism industry is going to the bins.

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The Story of Trader Vic  — Bergeron, Victor J (1902-1984) Andreas Augustin

The Story of Trader Vic — Bergeron, Victor J (1902-1984)

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Victor J (Trader Vic) Bergeron was an irascible, one-legged genius, who founded a multimillion-dollar food and drink empire called Trader Vic’s. While everybody believed his restaurants originated in Polynesia, Victor was actually born in San Francisco. He had not lost his left leg to a shark, but amputated when he was six to prevent his death from tuberculosis of the knee.

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Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler? Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler?

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For almost three decades Elisabeth Guertler managed the legendary Austrian Sacher hotel empire, the Viennese Opera Ball and the Lipizzan Horses at the Spanish Riding School. Remember: she had kissed the Viennese temple of hospitality, the Hotel Sacher, out of its sleeping beauty doze.

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Feuiletton 361 — Hotel Mumbai, American Hotels owned by Indians Andreas Augustin

Feuiletton 361 — Hotel Mumbai, American Hotels owned by Indians

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America — Hotel Mumbai - the new movie by Dev Patel +++ The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel (1893) is Encouraging Return of Stolen Items +++ The Indian Americans constitute less than one percent of Americas population and incredibly own about half the 50,000 hotels in the United States +++++

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Feuiletton 360 — The Letter Andreas Augustin

Feuiletton 360 — The Letter

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Time flies, only my father takes slow boats and sends letters via surface postal services. Yesterday an envelope arrived containing photographs, and an interview, typed on a typewriter! After the MS Serendipity has safely moored at the jetty of Colombo’s harbour, he has met the chairman of the Galle Face Hotel, Sanjeev Gardiner

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The Most Famous Hotels in the World Jury Meeting 2018/December Andreas Augustin

The Most Famous Hotels in the World Jury Meeting 2018/December

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Minutes of the December 2018 Jury Meeting London

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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 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 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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