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.
PART 1: From England to Scotland
When you cross a street in Mayfair, K...
César Ritz*, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850, died in Küssnacht on 26 October 1918.
César Ritz started his hotel career at the age of 15 in Switzerland, but he truly lea...
Adelina Patti, (1843–1919)
In November 1889 the celebrated coloratura soprano, Adelina Patti, the most popular and highest-paid singer of her day, took up residence at The Savoy of theatre impressario Richard D’Oyly Carte, prompting the ...
The Baur Au Lac, Zurich
Once, very memorably I ate at the Baur au Lac. No-one who has done so will forget the restaurant's huge Lalique chandelier but until recently I’d never stayed, much as the ideal appealed. To say that t...
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
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