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Imperial New Delhi The Making Of Books

Imperial New Delhi

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The history of the Hotel Imperial brought Andreas Augustin back to this hotel which he had been visiting for almost 20 years. He witnessed the 'fastest turnaround in the hotel industry' — the book Imperial New Delhi became a best-seller.

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The Cover Artists The Making Of Books

The Cover Artists

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They are no ordinary artists — they capture the essence of a hotel in one single piece of art. The cover artists of famoushotels.

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Raffles Singapore — A Literary Journey The Making Of Books

Raffles Singapore — A Literary Journey

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The very first book in the series The Most Famous Hotels in the World® was launched in 1986, at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. I was living right above the Tavern and remember a friend who almost fell over the balustrade of my terrace watching one of the serving girls.

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SO SINGAPORE — COME NOW STOP DON’T STOP STOP The Making Of Books

SO SINGAPORE — COME NOW STOP DON’T STOP STOP

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In 2014, project manager Tony Chisholm invited us to Singapore. COME NOW– STOP–DON’T STOP–STOP was the message. A brand new hotel in a historic building. Could we please research the history of the building?

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Ritz Madrid - The Birth of a Hotel The Making Of Books

Ritz Madrid - The Birth of a Hotel

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1906: With its Prado Museum, its Asturias quarter, its medieval and baroque landmarks and the close proximity of attractions such as the Escorial, Madrid was becoming an attractive destination for the rich new tourists. But there wasn’t a hotel in the city up to their discerning standards.

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Grand Hotel Royal Budapest The Making Of Books

Grand Hotel Royal Budapest

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There never was a better time to visit the Grand Hotel Royal, the largest hotel on the continent in 1896. Hungary has finally returned into the arms of Europe, Budapest is sparkling and shining as it used to be a hundred years ago, tourism is booming. The Grand Hotel Royal, closed in 1991, has been saved and reopened by Alfred Pisani, the far-sighted owner of Corinthia hotels.

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The Savoy London - the making of The Making Of Books

The Savoy London - the making of

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In 2000, Michael Shepherd, General Manager of The Savoy (later GM London Hilton Parklane) was sitting on a very old history book about The Savoy. It had been written by Stanley Jackson in 1964. He knew that we update our books every year - he needed a fast moving publishing partner and in fact ...

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Making Of Oriental Bangkok The Making Of Books

Making Of Oriental Bangkok

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In 1994, Kurt Wachtveitl, a general manager almost as famous as the hotel he run, invited us to Bangkok, where I had the privilege of meeting a few fantastic 'assistants':

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Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel The Making Of Books

Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel

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Istanbul is the exotic exciting city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its unique position overlooking the ‘white’ Marmara Sea, the deep-blue Bosphorus and the peaceful waters of the Golden Horn is perfectly enhanced by this amazing hotel, full of tales.

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Frankfurter Hof — A German Hotelstory The Making Of Books

Frankfurter Hof — A German Hotelstory

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Since 1876 the Frankfurter Hof ranks among the most famous hotels in the world. Its façade is a reminiscence of glorious days, of splendid festivities and heydays of a young empire.

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Hanoi: An Opening Riddle The Making Of Books

Hanoi: An Opening Riddle

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The Metropole in Hanoi confronted us with the most challenging project. The material was scattered all over the world, from London to Paris, from Washington to Aix-en-Provence. But not at the hotel left alone in Vietnam itself.

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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

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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

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  "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