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Somerset Maugham arrives at the Oriental

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"The hotel faced the river. My room was dark, one of a long line, with a verandah on each side of it, the breeze blew through, but it w...

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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 m...

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (5)

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East of Suez, on the shipping route from Europe to Asia, we searched in vain for the remains of the great hotels in Port Said and Suez ...

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1932: Flying from Europe to Asia

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While a steamship from Europe to Indonesia would have never come near Bangkok, the 1932 KLM schedule from Amsterdam to Batavia in a Fok...

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The legendary La Mamounia has garnered a number of prizes since its spectacular reopening in 2009, but now it’s launching its own awa...

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Around 1900, the Orient was a myth to many. Hotels were baptised 'De L'Orient' or 'Oriental' and inspired legends and fables. For most...

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