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Breakfast with Kai Speth, Metropole Hanoi Breakfast with

Breakfast with Kai Speth, Metropole Hanoi

I am having breakfast with Kai Speth, the man who manages the legendary Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam, the first of the “Legends” of Sofitel and of course a Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. The Metropole histor...

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Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel The Making Of Books

Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel

Pera Palace, Istanbul Under the management of Mrs Pinar Kartal Timer we were appointed to research the history of the Pera Palace Hotel. Pera Palace is certainly the most famous hotel in the heart of old Istanbul, at the crossroads of Orient and Oc...

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John McEntee Bowman Stan Turkel

John McEntee Bowman

John McEntee Bowman (1875 – October 28, 1931) was a Canadian-born businessman, American hotelier and horseman, and the founding president of Bowman-Biltmore Hotels Corp. John McEntee Bowman had no easy boyhood. Born in 1875 in Toronto to...

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Sacher Vienna - the making of The Making Of Books

Sacher Vienna - the making of

YOU CAN HAVE THE CAKE - AND ENJOY IT by Andreas Augustin No other cake in the world sells better than the Original Sacher-Torte. The Hotel Sacher produces around 320,000 of this sweetest of Viennese ambassadors per year. On good days the order r...

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Scent of a Woman Andreas Augustin

Scent of a Woman

Author Andreas Augustin visits a good old friend. Once called one of the “Maidens of the East”, today one of the Grand Old Ladies of South East Asia. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok keeps its reign as the most famous hotel of Thailand, b...

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Terror Attack spurs Vienna’s Talent for Hospitality Andreas Augustin

Terror Attack spurs Vienna’s Talent for Hospitality

Unimpressed by a mad gunman, Viennese hoteliers offered unlimited hospitality during terrible hours of fear.  Top: Opera House and Hotel Bristol in Vienna  After an IS sympathizer shot four people in downtown Vienna, Austria, on...

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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