Entries tagged with: Edinburgh

Around the World in 80 Hotels (1) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (1)

In 1873, a journey around the world took Jules Verne's novel character Phileas Fogg 80 days. It takes us to 80 hotels. Andreas Augustin PART 1: From England to Scotland Wandering through Mayfair, Knightsbridge, and into the West End, it is ...

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Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah

  Dear fellow Travellers, dear Friends of The Most Famous Hotels in the World,   On 14. March 1931, at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Ceylon (today Sri Lanka), the restaurant served for Lunch Cream of Artichoke Fish Mouli Lobst...

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Andreas Augustin: Speech at Launch of Edinburgh Caledonian book PERSONALITIES

Andreas Augustin: Speech at Launch of Edinburgh Caledonian book

At the occasion of the launch of the book The Caledonian Edinburgh, Andreas Augustin held this speech in 2004 ------------ Dear Lord and Lady Provost, Eric and Janice Milligan, Dear Alex Pagett, Dear Alali Larbi, Area Vice President of Scotland and...

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Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite Adrian Mourby

Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite

Staying at Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria recently I was surprised to find my suite in the attic was named after Billy Garioch. The hotel, which was built 110 years ago as The Caledonian, is still known locally as “The Caley”.  It...

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Mourby of Balmoral Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel looks like a Gothic Castle perched above Norloch, the swampy ground beneath Edinburgh castle that once acted as its moat - and eventually became Waverley Station. The hotel appears to cling to the edge of a cliff face, but is  ...

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Mourby of Books Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Books

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...

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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...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

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

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

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