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PUTTING UP THE RITZ … for sale. This time you ...
Hotel Metropole, Vienna, opened 1873; by architects K Schumann und L Tischler, famous before the war, infamous headquater of the GESTAPO during 1939–1945, destroyed by bombs in 1945, never rebuilt.
Hotel Continental, Vienna, open...
Questions asked by Andreas Augustin; Letters from China are written by Prof. Zhang Guangrui
Greetings from Europe, the cradle of ancient customs and the inventors of the modern world.
European hospitality is rooted in the Gree...
Photography Bill Lorenz
The Location: Xi’an, North West China, Shaanxi Province
The Attraction: Terracotta Army (the 8th wonder of the world)
The Hotel: People’s Grand Hotel
The Date: opened in 1953, reopened NOW
At the Hotel Scribe, in Paris, on 25 December 1895, at the Indian Salon, then part of the Grand Café which was rented out to the Jockey Club, Auguste and his brother Louis Jean Lumière showed the first motion picture using the system of...
The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie GBS, LLD, Officier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres Commandeur de l'Ordre de Léopold II.
Michael Kadorrie was appointed a director in 1964 and ele...
Author Andreas Augustin visits a good old friend. Once called one of the “Maidens of the East”, today one of the Grand Old Ladies of South East Asia. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok keeps its reign as the most famous hotel of Thailand, b...
Fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, and marginally fluent in Russian, Chinese and Japanese, Aloha Wanderwell – nomen est omen – was the first woman to drive around the world in a customised Model T Ford.
Speech by Andreas Augustin at the Opening ceremony of the PEOPLES' GRAND HOTEL XIAN, China on 3. September 2014
The Renmin Dasha family is reunited
The People’s Grand Hotel Xian must be seen within the context of the entire Renmin ...
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
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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