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A Brief History of Time Zones

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Before the 19th Century many cities around the world kept their own time by using some type of instrument to observe the sun’s zenith at noon.

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1932: Flying from Europe to Asia SPECIAL

1932: Flying from Europe to Asia

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While a steamer from Europe to Indonesia would have never come near Bangkok, the 1932 KLM schedule from Amsterdam to Batavia in a Fokker F-12 or F-18 was very different.

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Bilderberg SPECIAL

Bilderberg

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The Bilderberg Group (Bilderberg conference) or Bilderberg Club is an unofficial annual invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are persons of influence in the fields of business, media and politics. It takes its name from a hotel in Holland.

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Tchaikovsky & Strauss at Grand Hotel Europe SPECIAL

Tchaikovsky & Strauss at Grand Hotel Europe

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Since its official opening in 1875, Grand Hotel Europe in the former Russian capital St Petersburg is the meeting place for the most famous figures of history.

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Engadin - The Suvretta Story SPECIAL

Engadin - The Suvretta Story

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The Story of a Region - The Engadin

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Sheraton - The Story SPECIAL

Sheraton - The Story

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The origins of Sheraton® date back to 1937 when the company's founders, Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore, acquired their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within two years, they purchased three hotels in Boston and soon expanded their holdings to include properties from Maine to Florida. At the end of its first decade, Sheraton had proven so popular and had become such a relied-upon brand that it was the first hotel chain to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Holtmann, Franka SPECIAL

Holtmann, Franka

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Franka Holtmann was the first ever female GM to run the distinguished Hotel de Crillon on Paris' Place de la Concorde. Now she ist the first woman to manage Le Meurice.

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The Taj Group SPECIAL

The Taj Group

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The story of India's traditional hotel group Taj

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Grand Hotel Europe St Petersburg 1900? SPECIAL

Grand Hotel Europe St Petersburg 1900?

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Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg - owners in 1900?

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1946: Atlanta: Winecoff Fire SPECIAL

1946: Atlanta: Winecoff Fire

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Ameica's deadliest hotels fire - a combination of missig fire escapes, combustible interior finishes, a delay in calling the fire department, and the lack of a fire alarm and automatic fire suppression system.

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Waldorf-Astoria Columns Found

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