Andreas Augustin

THE NEXT STEP — PREMIERE PALACE KIEW, UKRAINE Andreas Augustin

THE NEXT STEP — PREMIERE PALACE KIEW, UKRAINE

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"I need to admit, Premier Palace was one of a few hotels, which never closed. We became a safe shelter for international and domestic travelers, who appeared in Kyiv these days. It was crucial especially last days before lockdown as guest were worried about getting home and no one knew whether this trip will be safe. ...

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THE NEXT STEP Andreas Augustin

THE NEXT STEP

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How do our hotels survive the current crises? I want you to meet the innovative managers and to learn how they cope with this unprecedented situation. I will introduce you to the ideas of the hoteliers of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. And we start with Claridge's in London. General Manager Paul Jackson sent me these lines.

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5 Rooms 5 Acts Andreas Augustin

5 Rooms 5 Acts

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5 Rooms 5 Acts is a strong signal from an European city hotel. The classic Viennese Hotel Regina entertains – Corona-adjusted – a limited audience to an evening full of dance, music and storytelling.

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Wien: Claus Peymann liest Thomas Bernhard Andreas Augustin

Wien: Claus Peymann liest Thomas Bernhard

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Eine glückliche Fügung bringt den Autor dieser Geschichte in das Wiener Akademietheater, wo er dem Theatermacher Claus Peymann gegenübersitzt. Der gibt an diesem Abend seine Leseshow "Claus Peymann liest Thomas Bernhard — Meine Preise“. Dabei kommt es zu einem interessanten Regieeinfall.

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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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Kitchen Revolt at The Savoy: 16 fiery cooks took their long knives Andreas Augustin

Kitchen Revolt at The Savoy: 16 fiery cooks took their long knives

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During the last 24-hours The Savoy Hotel has been the scene of disturbances which in a South American Republic would be dignified by the name of revolution. Three managers have been dismissed and 16 fiery French and Swiss cooks (some of them took their long knives and placed themselves in a position of defiance) have been bundled out by the aid of a strong force of Metropolitan police.

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Cäsar Ritz: „Dieser Phönix von einem Hotelier“ Andreas Augustin

Cäsar Ritz: „Dieser Phönix von einem Hotelier“

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Alle wissen zwar, dass es ein Ritz gibt, doch die wenigsten, dass es einen Ritz gab. Gestatten: Cäsar Ritz! Der Hotelier starb vor hundert Jahren.

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Scent of a Woman Andreas Augustin

Scent of a Woman

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Author Andreas Augustin visits a good old friend. Once called one of the “Maidens of the East”, today one of the Grand Old Ladies of South East Asia. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok keeps its reign as the most famous hotel of Thailand, while for many travelers it is simply the best hotel in the world.

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Der Grosse César — Ein Abend im Ritz / Abendkritik Andreas Augustin

Der Grosse César — Ein Abend im Ritz / Abendkritik

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Die Leseshow in Wien begeisterte das Publikum, von denen sich einige auf unsere Umfrage mit folgenden kritischen Bemerkungen eintrugen.

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