Feuilleton 350 - Happy Birthday Famous Hotels
Dear Friends, Readers and Fellow Travellers
By Andreas Augustin
Happy Birthday — The Most Famous Hotels in the World
Today, let me lean back and conjure up 28 November 1986. Since early morning, a signboard at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore displayed:
That was our very first book!
Only days later – in London 32 years ago – we founded The Most Famous Hotels in the World. 80 hotels joined the first list. Today, 455 hotels in 327 cities and 88 countries bear the title "A Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World".
We are proud to hand-craft each book, each exhibition; put in years of careful research, thoughtfully select pictures, personal memories and unearthed papers, never published before.
It is them who so actively helped to bring The Most Famous Hotels in the World to the peak of the mountain. At least that is the view I enjoy, when I look down.
Alas, once the fog and clouds clear, I see that I am only half way up. There are still those who ignore history and believe they can build a future without a past. They are on my agenda for the next 32 years.
I hope you keep me company for the rest of the climb.
The Most Famous Hotels in the World e.V.
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