Photographs on top of page: A porter at the Imperial in New Delhi / Andreas Augustin exploring a long abandoned tunnel under the People's Grand Hotel in Xian, China / The courtyard at Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
In 30 years the author...
Hotelnamen haben einen besonderen Klang. Manche versprechen weltweit Qualität, andere erreichten als Solitäre globalen Ruf und wurden zum Synonym für die Destination, an der man sie findet. Manche sind schlicht irref&...
Coverpicture: India — The Long March, by Joplin Sinclair
By Andreas Augustin
The history of the Hotel Imperial brought me back to this hotel which I had been visiting since the 1980s. Happy personal memories were merged with professional res...
Two books by Adrian Mourby should interest all hotel aficionados:
Rooms of One's Own — 50 Places That Made Literary History
Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jan...
By Adrian Mourby, Contributing Editor
Before arriving at The Imperial in Delhi I’d read a wonderfully inaccurate entry in an Indian guide book. Evidently it was in a bar at The Imperial that Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi,...
The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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