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Flagler, Henry Morgan PERSONALITIES

Flagler, Henry Morgan

Henry Flagler was born in New York in 1830, the son of a poor minister. At 14, he left home to work in his cousin's store in Ohio. Flagler got involved in salt manufacturing in Saginaw, Michigan, but his business collapsed after the Civil War. Sh...

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History: Ponce de León Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida Stan Turkel

History: Ponce de León Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida

By Stan Turkel (©2013) The Ponce de León Hotel was built by millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler, Standard Oil co-founder (with John D. Rockefeller) and opened in 1888. Flagler had taken his second wife on a honeymoon to Jacksonville, Flor...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

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 Firestone,...Read More