In 1988, we arrived in one of the most exciting cities of the world: Hong Kong. We were officially appointed to research the history of its grand old lady, The Peninsula.
All books at a glance — The Exhibition
At the WEF World Economic Forum, former soccer president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter meets UN Secretary General Kofi Anan at the Grand Hotel Belvedere Davos Switzerland.
Photograph by Marcel Giger, 2015 > More
In 1890, Queen Vitoria's court photographer A.L.Henderson recorded this wonderful scene at the Grand Hotel Belvedere in Davos, Switzerland. A true treasure of photography and hospitality. More...
During the research for his new book People's Grand Hotel Xi'an (China) Andreas Augustin explores a secret underground tunnel, which served as a path between the People's Grand Hotel and the next "Building No 2". The hotel was built in 1953, and this tunnel is today closed. More
Well researched history of legendary hotels suddenly was on the top of the agenda of every responsible hotel manager. In 1998 Kronenhof general manager Xaver Stocker called famoushotels.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.