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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. A journey around the world takes us to 80 different hotels. Andreas Augustin PART 1: From England to Scotland When you cross a street in Mayfair, K...

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1932: Flying from Europe to Asia TRAVEL

1932: Flying from Europe to Asia

The last stop before Bangkok was Rangoon. After flying over dense jungle, the mountains gave way to flat irrigated paddy rice fields and soon Don Muang, Bangkok’s airport, was reached. In March 1924 the British formed Imperial Airways (the for...

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Breakfast with Michael Shepherd Breakfast with

Breakfast with Michael Shepherd

Andreas Augustin is having breakfast with Michael Shepherd, General Manager at The London Hilton on Park Lane                   Q: Michael, we had breakfas...

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Meeting Cromwell - A Piece of English History Adrian Mourby

Meeting Cromwell - A Piece of English History

By Adrian Mourby* The Lygon Arms in Broadway looks exactly how you’d expect an old Cotswold inn to appear. Stone fireplaces, heavy wooden doors, uneven flagstones, mullioned windows and creaking floorboards denote a history that goes back to m...

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Mourby of Harwich Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Harwich

He travels the world, visits the hospitality palaces of our globe, lives at luxurious hotels, surrounded by famous names of legendary travelers.  And then, Adrian Mourby came to stay at  THE PIER HOTEL, HARWICH The history of hotel can s...

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Mourby of Lavenham Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Lavenham

Some hotels are world famous, some are not. The Swan Hotel in Lavenham is quintessentially English, says famoushotels - travelling amabassador Adrian Mourby while trying to find his way to the bar. The Swan is a half-timbered mediaeval inn, a windin...

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Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal TRAVEL

Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal

  17 November 1869: Two convoys of ships entered the canal, one from its southern and the other one from its northern point, and met at Ismailia. The Imperial yacht ‘Laigle’, carrying Empress Eugenie and Ferdinand Less...

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The First Grand Hotel HOTELS

The First Grand Hotel

In No. 43 King Street, in Covent Garden, the first house to be built on this site, was occupied by Admiral Edward Russell in 1689 or 1690. He had played a leading part in bringing William of Orange to England, and as Treasurer of the Navy and command...

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Travel History: Thomas Cook PERSONALITIES

Travel History: Thomas Cook

During the 1870s, a new 'movement' was to be observed in England. The English suddenly travelled in larger groups than any other nation. Only a few decades ago travelling was almost exclusively reserved for a small elite, the upper class. W...

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Wanderwell, Aloha PERSONALITIES

Wanderwell, Aloha

  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.   Aloha Wan...

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Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde PERSONALITIES

Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Oscar Wilde was an old comrade-in-arms of the British operetta writers Gilbert and Sullivan (their impressario Richard D’Oyly Carte had organised Wilde’s 1881 lecture tour of the USA). Sullivan was a shareho...

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Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The Oriental Hotel was born in Kobe's...Read More

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona

The Hotel Majestic is one of the very special historic hotels of Barcelona that lives its history, while having safely arrived in today's...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 Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its...Read More