Entries tagged with: Baur Au Lac

Baur au Lac: “I want to transfer 10 million from our joint account.” HOTELS

Baur au Lac: “I want to transfer 10 million from our joint account.”

Writing in Forbes, Richard C. Morais introduces the Hotel Baur au Lac. When Swiss bankers loosen up at Zurich's Baur au Lac hotel, you can overhear some great gossip."I want you to transfer 10 million kronor from the joint account." In the hush...

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Breakfast with Michel Rey Breakfast with

Breakfast with Michel Rey

MICHEL REY in 2010. The Baur au Lac is A Select member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World from its founding hour. It is set in its own park on the shore of Lake Zurich, a stone's throw from the Paradeplatz, the city's bustling financ...

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Historic Hotelnames HOTELS

Historic Hotelnames

This growing log explains the origins of names of hotels, frequently used in history. We are constantly expanding this list and you are invited to share your knowledge, or ask questions at [email protected] All entries are in alpahbetical...

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Kracht, Carl PERSONALITIES

Kracht, Carl

Carl Kracht was the son of Friedrich Kracht, who bought the Hotel Ernst in Cologne in the year 1871. In 1875 Kracht senior died, leaving the city-centre hotel in the hands of Carl Kracht and his mother. The Krachts became part of Cologne's "high ...

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MOURBY AU LAC* Adrian Mourby

MOURBY AU LAC*

The Baur Au Lac, Zurich    Once, very memorably I ate at the Baur au Lac. No-one who has done so will forget the restaurant's huge Lalique chandelier but until recently I’d never stayed, much as the ideal appealed. To say that t...

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Writers at Hotels: Thomas Mann PERSONALITIES

Writers at Hotels: Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist and essayist, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and n...

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