Entries tagged with: Grand Hotel Europe

Feuilleton 338 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 338

This week in Yekaterinburg, Russia, 60,000 devoted followers participated in a 22-kilometer procession in honor of the Romanovs, the family of the last Tsar of Russia. It was led by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill....

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Hanoi: The Opening Riddle Feuilleton

Hanoi: The Opening Riddle

1896! No Problem! by Andreas Augustin One day, in 1996, we received a phone call from Richard Kaldor, general manager of the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam: ‘Could you come and research the history of our hotel?‘ ‘Of course...

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (3) PERSONALITIES

Around the World in 80 Hotels (3)

In 30 years the author of these lines has researched the history of about 500 of The Most Famous Hotels in the World, and has written over 50 history books about them. A journey around the world can take – as we have all learnt – 79+1 da...

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Tchaikovsky & Strauss at Grand Hotel Europe HOTELS

Tchaikovsky & Strauss at Grand Hotel Europe

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93) got married on 6 July 1877 and arrived in St Petersburg to introduce his wife to relatives. ‘We put up at Evropeyskaya*),’ he wrote to his brother. ‘Very good, even luxurious.’ Unfortun...

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Via Grand Hotel to Execution Adrian Mourby

Via Grand Hotel to Execution

The Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg has been at the centre of life in the old Russian capital since it was constructed in its current form in 1875. The royal families of Denmark, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Siam and Swed...

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Grand Hotel Scarborough

Grand Hotel Scarborough

The Grand Hotel has been selected (in the travel and tourism category) as one of the top ten places, buildings and historical sites that tell the...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...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 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