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Feuilleton 348 — Half Moon Jamaica - It’s all about people Feuilleton

Feuilleton 348 — Half Moon Jamaica - It’s all about people

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All that matters in hospitality are people. We meet them, need them, interact with them. We must not take it for granted that they serve us. They could merely do their jobs, but their smile can make our day, their effort by going the proverbial extra mile can change our life.  I have met a remarkable team at Jamaica's Half Moon.

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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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From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty

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The history of the Indian Royalty shows how they were adept at blending the Indian spirit with western sensibilities. The Royalty was not only building up a huge aspirational value back home but also creating matchless and enormously successful business opportunities for some of the top class brands globally.

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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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Zoooom–In Hotel History HOTELS

Zoooom–In Hotel History

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With Closr we create descriptive and informative presentations of famoushotels history images.

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From India in Style (7): Residing Abroad L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (7): Residing Abroad

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Not just travel, Indian royalty were also creating second homes in the international playfields of the rich and famous or in the exclusively secluded places that kept them away from the public eye.

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From India in Style (6): Royal Luggage L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (6): Royal Luggage

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When the Indian Royalty travelled abroad, they travelled in style. Even their luggage planning was a big affair. Bespoke, monogrammed luggage with the Royal family's insignia, were specially crafted out of finest leather by the likes of Louis Vuitton.

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From India in Style (5): Western Music and Arts L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (5): Western Music and Arts

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Being an Indian royal was all about the finer things in life, cultured discernment and a predilection for arts, letters and fashion. The exposure the royal class had to the West, cultivated in them love for western music and arts.

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From India in Style (4): Royal Cars L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (4): Royal Cars

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After being insulted at a Rolls Royce showroom during one of his foreign travels, the Maharaja of Alwar bought seven Rolls-Royce and employed them to cart his city’s municipal waste.

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From India in Style (3): Shoes L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (3): Shoes

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Indira Devi, the Maharani of Cooch Behar, had a fetish for shoes. Salvatore Ferragamo, the legendary Italian shoe designer, reveals in his Autobiography about the time the Queen ordered more than a hundred pairs of shoes.

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From India in Style (2): Diamonds are Forever L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (2): Diamonds are Forever

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India's kings and queens always had a deep fondness for jewellery. The “Patiala Necklace,” – the House of Cartier – Maison Boucheron — all these names were associated with the maharajas of the subcontinent.

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