Entries tagged with: Astoria

A Palace on the Strand Adrian Mourby

A Palace on the Strand

In 1900 visitors to London were advised by Baedeker to find a hotel on the Strand. The choice began with 700-room Hotel Cecil, built on the site of Lord Cecil’s Thameside home, then the Savoy (built by Richard D’Oyly Carte who produced ...

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Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler? Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler?

Elisabeth Guertler — Surrounded by friendly spirits in her historic 'alpine chic' Hotel Astoria Resort — one of the best Alpine Spa Resorts in the world.  / Photo: Daniel Zangerl Austria / Vienna / Seefeld From U...

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Hotel Astoria Vienna HOTELS

Hotel Astoria Vienna

Not top luxury, but with a central location in the heart of Vienna, it has a great history. Built in 1912 by the hotelier Anton Hanl in „fin du siècle“- style, the HOTEL ASTORIA opened its doors as the most modern hotel in the w...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More

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