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Hotel Astoria Vienna HOTELS

Hotel Astoria Vienna

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Built in 1912 by the hotelier Anton Hanl in „fin du siècle“- style, the HOTEL ASTORIA opened its doors as the most modern hotel in the whole city. 125 rooms equipped with hot and cold running water, telephone and central heating were “state of the art” back then.

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Hotels in Pop Music HOTELS

Hotels in Pop Music

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Procul Harum — Grand Hotel — Puttin' on The Ritz, Hotel California, … There are plenty of songs about hotels. The most famous ones are listed here:

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Hilton — Training in 1956 HOTELS

Hilton — Training in 1956

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A short synopsis of Hilton's training programs in 1956 and Confessions of a London Hilton Trainee (1963)

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Baur au Lac: “I want to transfer 10 million from our joint account.” HOTELS

Baur au Lac: “I want to transfer 10 million from our joint account.”

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"I want you to transfer 10 million kronor from the joint account." — it was impossible for me not to overhear the elderly Swedish couple giving instructions to their banker at Zurich's Baur au Lac hotel.

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The Third Hotel HOTELS

The Third Hotel

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Andreas Augustin tackled the impossible — and produced a book about the long missing third hotel of the Sarkies brothers. The Strand, Yangon (Myanmar) became a bestseller.

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Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894 Grand Hotel Lviv  – the book – available shortly. Reserve your personal autographed book now...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

We found records of the Galle Face Hotel dating back to 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez...Read More

Savoy (Baur en Ville)

Savoy (Baur en Ville)

This is Zurich's oldest grand hotel. When it opened on December 24, 1838, it marked a milestone in the history of the hotel industry. In...Read More

Bergues, Des

Bergues, Des

In our world, it is no longer a given that simple restraint represents true elegance. To be recognized as one of the oldest purpose-built Grand...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed. Architect Ernest Hébrard, who was largely responsible for...Read More