PERSONALITIES

Hilton, Conrad Nicholson PERSONALITIES

Hilton, Conrad Nicholson

( words)

Conrad Nicholson Hilton, (1887-1979), born in 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico, was an American entrepreneur. In 1919, he actually wanted to buy a bank. While waiting for a room at the lobby of the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, he approached the innkeeper and made him an offer.

Read More
Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress PERSONALITIES

Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress

( words)

Reid's Hotel on the flower island of Madeira, Portugal, had to wait exactly 114 years to get confirmation of what could turn into one of the greatest marketing assets of the next century to come.

Read More
Somerset Maugham arrives at the Oriental PERSONALITIES

Somerset Maugham arrives at the Oriental

( words)

"The hotel faced the river. My room was dark, one of a long line, with a verandah on each side of it, the breeze blew through, but it was stifling. The dining-room was large and dim, and for coolness"

Read More
Bristol - who or what’s behind the popular hotel name HOTELS

Bristol - who or what’s behind the popular hotel name

( words)

The Earl of Bristol has nothing to do with the city of Bristol. All hotels called Bristol have! Soon we realised that this was a dilemma all Bristol hotels around the world suffered from. They all told the same story.

Read More
Artist: Oskar Kokoschka at The Savoy PERSONALITIES

Artist: Oskar Kokoschka at The Savoy

( words)

Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka spent considerable time in London at The Savoy, where he created some of his most famous London works.

Read More
Frank Meier meets Berry Wall PERSONALITIES

Frank Meier meets Berry Wall

( words)

Back when cocktails were a serious part of life, a man named Frank Meier held sway over the bar at the Ritz in Paris.

Read More
Bucher and Durrer PERSONALITIES

Bucher and Durrer

( words)

The Forming of the Bucher-Durrer Hospitality Empire — Franz Josef Bucher and Josef Durrer were among Europe’s leading hotel pioneers in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Read More
Kracht, Carl PERSONALITIES

Kracht, Carl

( words)

Carl Kracht went to Zurich, where he married Carl Kracht and his family went to live in Zurich. He married Emma Pauline Baur, the daughter of the Swiss hotelier Theodor Baur, who owned both the famous Hotel Baur au Lac as well as the Savoy Baur en Ville.

Read More
Baedeker | Murray PERSONALITIES

Baedeker | Murray

( words)

Baedeker and Murray developed the guide book, Badeker invented the first "Star rating system".

Read More

Book Now

Booking.com

Most Popular

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...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