Oriental-Mania HOTELS

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The Orient evokes 1001 associations in us. Around 1900, the Orient was a myth to many. Hotels were baptised 'De L'Orient' or 'Oriental' and inspired legends and fables. In hospitality industry, the myth eventually became synonymous with its associated cities and countries. For most of us, today, the term Oriental Hotel appears to be linked to the city of Bangkok. In fact, many believe that there always was only one Oriental Hotel.

 
BUT 
There were some more in:
 
Syria/Lebanon, Grand Hotel d’Orient Beyrouth
 
 JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL
JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL — a modest start
 
JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL
JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL with 3rd floor
 
ORIENTAL HOTEL
JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL with 3rd floor 
 
kobe
JAPAN KOBE THE ORIENTAL HOTEL with 4th floor
 
kobe letter
 
 
tiflis
D'Orient, Tiflis, Georgia (Caucasus)
 
singapore
The (long lost) Oriental Hotel Singapore in the 1920s, in Bras Basah Road. 
 
  orient
Algeria: Tiaret Hotel D'Orient ...
 
  ORIENTAL HOTEL adelaide
Adelaide offered its own Oriental Hotel ...
 
canberra
Canberra had a "private" Oriental Hotel ...
 
barca
The Grand Hotel d'Orient in Barcelona.
 
The Oriental Hotel in Chanute, Kansas
The Oriental Hotel in Chanute, Kansas
 
ORIENT HOTEL CHEROKEE, OKLAHOMA
ORIENT HOTEL CHEROKEE, OKLAHOMA
 
NAUVOO, Illinois Oriental Hotel
NAUVOO, Illinois and a view of its Oriental Hotel in 1915.
 
   The Oriental Hotel in California in bygone days.
 An Oriental Hotel in California in bygone days.
 
The Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang opened over 20 years after the first Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. 
The Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang opened over 20 years after the first Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
 
The Hotel Orient in Taipei
The Hotel Orient in Taipei
 
springwood
   THE ORIENTAL HOTEL in Springwood, Australia
 
  new york
  A letter from the ORIENTAL HOTEL in New York
 
ORIENTAL HOTEL manahattan beach ny
 
ORIENTAL HOTEL Manhattan Beach, N.Y.
 
colombo
GRAND ORIENTAL HOTEL COLOMBO
 
coloir
 
colori
GRAND ORIENTAL HOTEL COLOMBO (it still exists today)
 
Bright Oriental Gueast House
The name inspired not only grand hoteliers, but also private enterprises, like the Bright Oriental Guest House ...
 
  dallas texas
ORIENTAL DALLAS
Another Grand Hotel: THE ORIENTAL in Dallas, Texas.

Outside of the Oriental Hotel in Dallas

The Newsstand in front of the Oriental Hotel in Dallas.
 
 Blida orient hotel
Blida, Algiers

 

 

  And last but not least, another legend. The New Oriental in Galle, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka, of course).
Her name was Nesta Brohier, she owned and run The New Oriental Hotel, and we all loved it. There was not one single mosquitoe (they all came in groups), "24 hours room service" described the time it took for the club sandwhich to arrive and all travelers fell in love with the deep armchairs on the terrace, where you could place your legs on the long arms and read the latest newspapers, at least four weeks old. 
 
galle new oriental hotel famoushotels
The New Oriental Hotel (in the background).
 
We also found:
ORIENT HOTEL MICHIGAN
Grand Hotel D’Orient, Paris, France
Orient Hotel, Vienna, Austria
 
ORIENTAL HOTEL TANA, Taiwan
JERUSALEM JORDAN / ISRAEL NEW ORIENT HOTEL
 
ORIENTAL HOTEL, COLLINS St, VICTORIA
 
Oriental Palace YOKOHAMA JAPAN
  and ...?
 
To be continued.
If you have more information and pictures, please send them to [email protected], please. 
 
 
We have published the new book about the "one and only" Oriental Hotel (in Bangkok, of course).
This book features entertaining and informative facts and stories about the Grand Old Lady at the River Menam.
 
 
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