Entries tagged with: Aga Khan

Around the World in 80 Hotels (3) PERSONALITIES

Around the World in 80 Hotels (3)

In 30 years the author of these lines has researched the history of about 500 of The Most Famous Hotels in the World, and has written over 50 history books about them. A journey around the world can take – as we have all learnt – 79+1 da...

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Bucher-Durer: Semiramis - the forgotten story PERSONALITIES

Bucher-Durer: Semiramis - the forgotten story

There is no hall, plaque, or restaurant commemorating the creator of the first Semiramis or the man who was once regarded the father of Egypt’s hospitality industry.   "Monster Cairo Hotel” announced The Egyptian Gazette in its Mar...

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Engadin - The Suvretta Story HOTELS

Engadin - The Suvretta Story

Lightly I do not speak of happiness, Yet I almost think I am happy here. Thomas Mann HOTEL SUVRETTA HOUSE   The Engadine - where people greet each other with 'Allegra', a Ladin expression roughly meaning, in today's terms, 'be...

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London Ritz since 1906 HOTELS

London Ritz since 1906

Cesar and Marie Ritz opened the London 'Ritz' after Savoy disaster The Ritz London opened its doors on May 24th 1906 on the Piccadilly site of the Walsingham House Hotel, formerly the Bath Hotel. After Cesar Ritz has been dismissed as gener...

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Half Moon

Half Moon

In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

A hotel with two names! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

If you haven't been to the Metropole, you haven't been to Vietnam! "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I...Read More

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a...Read More

The Peninsula

The Peninsula

'I feel like a million dollars!' became the immortal first impression of a lady walking through the corridors of The Peninsula at...Read More