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Hotels lost in History HOTELS

Hotels lost in History

Austria Hotel Metropole, Vienna, opened 1873; by architects K Schumann und L Tischler, famous before the war, infamous headquater of the GESTAPO during 1939–1945, destroyed by bombs in 1945, never rebuilt. Hotel Continental, Vienna, open...

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Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana Stan Turkel

Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana

  Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893) New Orleans, Louisiana (504 rooms) by Stanley Turkel, CMHS The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant, as the Grunewald Hotel. In 1908, it was exp...

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The Peninsula - the making of The Making Of Books

The Peninsula - the making of

After unearthing the long lost original building plans of The Raffles Hotel, thus saving Singapore's most famous hotel from demolition, our reputation for uncompromising historical research quickly spread. In 1988, Urs Aeby, general manager of T...

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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

Galle Face

Galle Face

  "So pleasant a change from the dreary ordinariness of most modern hotels. This is an Island of charm on a charming Island." Simon...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 d’Angkor

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...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