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The Great César — Life and Times of César Ritz PERSONALITIES

The Great César — Life and Times of César Ritz

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The Ritz Robbery — César Ritz, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850, began his hotel career at the age of 15 in Switzerland, but he truly learnt his trade in the French capital, Paris.

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Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol PERSONALITIES

Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol

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In 1916, at the height of the so called Great War, the 'God of Dance', Vaslav Nijinsky, found himself and his little family stranded in Vienna.

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

“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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Oberoi Mohan Singh PERSONALITIES

Oberoi Mohan Singh

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The story of the Oberoi emporium is the saga of a famous family, an important part of the heritage of India.

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The Charles Chaplin Journeys PERSONALITIES

The Charles Chaplin Journeys

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Charles Chaplin was the most popular movie actor, producer, director and composer of the 20th century. He was also a connaisseur of fine hotels. PICTORIAL

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Wanderwell, Aloha PERSONALITIES

Wanderwell, Aloha

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Aloha Wanderwell – nomen est omen – was a Canadian adventurer (* Idris Hall at Winnipeg 13 October 1906; † at Newport Beach, California 4 June 1996). the first woman to drive around the world in a customised Model T Ford.

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Carte, Richard D’Oyly PERSONALITIES

Carte, Richard D’Oyly

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Richard Carte – D’Oyly was his middle name – was born in London’s Soho on 3 May 1844, The entrepreneur built The Savoy Hotel, London.

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William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915) PERSONALITIES

William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915)

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If you can’t export the scenery, we’ll import the tourists." William Cornelius Van Horne, renaissance man — amateur geologist, first-rate gardener, caricaturist, conjuror, mind reader, violinist, practical joker, gourmet and marathon poker player.

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Writers at Hotels: Thomas Mann PERSONALITIES

Writers at Hotels: Thomas Mann

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For many writers a hotel was the ideal refuge from their daily life. Often a necessity, sometimes a treat, always an inspiration.

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Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde PERSONALITIES

Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde

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Wilde scorned the idea of plumbed-in washstands with running cold and hot water at the Savoy: ‘What is it good for? If I want hot water, I call for it.’

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The Marriott Definition Statement PERSONALITIES

The Marriott Definition Statement

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2016 Marriott issued this mission statement. We also present some interesting videos, offering interesting insight in the life and development of a hoteliers' family.

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Radisson, Pierre Esprit PERSONALITIES

Radisson, Pierre Esprit

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When a fine hotel opened in downtown Minneapolis in 1909, the manager sponsored an essay contest with high school students on what to name this great new hotel. The winning name was 'Radisson'. Who was Pierre Esprit Radisson?

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