Entries tagged with: Charlie Chaplin

First Movies at Hotels HOTELS

First Movies at Hotels

Charlie Chaplin was among the first international movie stars. Often hotels used to be the best places to present movies. They offered the infrasturcture needed. At the Hotel Scribe, in Paris, on 25 December 1895, at the Indian Salon, then part of t...

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Hanoi: An Opening Riddle The Making Of Books

Hanoi: An Opening Riddle

1896! No Problem! by Andreas Augustin   After having successfully completed historic research for Raffles in Singapore, The Peninsula in Hong Kong, The Oriental in Bangkok, Sacher and Vier Jahreszeiten (Hamburg) in Europe and Grand Hotel ...

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Murphy, William Lawrence PERSONALITIES

Murphy, William Lawrence

The Hideawy Bed Inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1856-1957) began tinkering with hideaway beds while living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco in the late 19th century. He was falling for a young opera singer and courting customs at that time...

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The Charles Chaplin Journeys PERSONALITIES

The Charles Chaplin Journeys

Charles Chaplin was the most popular movie actor, producer, director and composer of the 20th century. He started his carreer in Hollywood and spent the last years of his life in Europe.  When he arrived at any given place on the plan...

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Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...Read More

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Ask reception to extend your...Read More

Bristol Vienna

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More

Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The hotel was of western style, located in...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1928, the construction of the Grand Hotel in Phnom Penh was well under way. In late 1923 and early 1924, the construction of a 55-room hotel in...Read More