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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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Savoy (Baur en Ville)

Savoy (Baur en Ville)

This is Zurich's oldest grand hotel. When it opened on December 24, 1838, it marked a milestone in the history of the hotel industry. In...Read More

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894 Lviv or Lemberg can be described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western...Read More

Bergues, Des

Bergues, Des

In our world, it is no longer a given that simple restraint represents true elegance. To be recognized as one of the oldest purpose-built Grand...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed. Architect Ernest Hébrard, who was largely responsible for...Read More

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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