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Hotels lost in History HOTELS

Hotels lost in History

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Many legendary hotels were lost in history. As a testimonial to their fame and to keep the memory alive, we run this list, alphabetically by country/city.

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (1) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (1)

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In 1873, a journey around the world took Jules Verne's novel character Phileas Fogg 80 days. It can very well take you to 80 hotels. The first part of the journey takes us from England to Scotland.

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Chaïm Soutine — Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys HOTELS

Chaïm Soutine — Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

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LONDON: Chaïm Soutine — First ever exhibition to assemble Soutine’s remarkable portraits of service staff from the fashionable hotels and restaurants of Paris in the 1920s.

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Agatha’s Secrets HOTELS

Agatha’s Secrets

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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, like suspension bridges between two solid rocks, which fluctuate violently in the wind of the researcher’s curiosity.

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London Ritz since 1906 HOTELS

London Ritz since 1906

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Cesar and Marie Ritz opened the London 'Ritz' after Savoy disaster

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The First Grand Hotel HOTELS

The First Grand Hotel

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London: In January 1774 David Low opened the first so called 'Grand Hotel' in the world. He invited the Duke of Bedford's chief agent to the opening. The hotel was intended for residence by a wealthy clientèle, with a top price of 15s. a night for a suite of two rooms. Best seat in church included!

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First Movies at Hotels HOTELS

First Movies at Hotels

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At the Hotel Scribe, in Paris, on 25 December 1895, Auguste and his brother Louis Jean Lumière showed the first motion picture.
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Oriental-Mania HOTELS

Oriental-Mania

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Around 1900, the Orient was a myth to many. Hotels were baptised 'De L'Orient' or 'Oriental' and inspired legends and fables. For most of us, today, the term Oriental Hotel appears to be linked to the city of Bangkok. That lead to the believe that there always was only one Oriental Hotel.

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The Lady’s True Age HOTELS

The Lady’s True Age

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‘How old is this establishment?’ is often one of the first questions asked about any famous historic hotel. Modesty is not a consideration when answering: the older the better. The Oriental in Bangkok had its very own way of handling this affair.

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The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel (1) HOTELS

The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel (1)

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Geneva’s Hotel des Bergues is a restrained and elegant building and the oldest purpose-built hotel in Switzerland ...

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Xian - People’s Hotel HOTELS

Xian - People’s Hotel

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When we visited the People’s Hotel Xian in Western China for the first time in September 2013, it was a hollow shell, full of workers, noise and dust. We had all reasons to expect a stony road of research ahead of us. But Xian knows how to preserve treasures — such as an army of thousands of terra-cotta warriors – and a grand hotel.

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong HOTELS

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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A video from Mandarin Oriental Dream Wonderland — this time a most realistic affair — pre checking in a very special client. Enjoy a smile but don't forget: they are dead serious about all this..

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Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The Oriental Hotel was born in Kobe's...Read More

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

The Hotel Majestic is one of the very special historic hotels of Barcelona that lives its history, while having safely arrived in today's...Read More

Half Moon

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its...Read More