Entries tagged with: Hilton

“I hope he is not going to die at my hotel!” PERSONALITIES

“I hope he is not going to die at my hotel!”

To die at a famous hotel might not be the idea, but if you want to give God a good laugh, tell him about your plans. Fatal last stays at hotels are of course part of the business, however, the hoteliers main concern is always: "I hope he/she is not g...

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Bergeron, Victor J (‘Trader Vic’; 1902-1984) PERSONALITIES

Bergeron, Victor J (‘Trader Vic’; 1902-1984)

Victor J (Trader Vic) Bergeron (December 10, 1902, San Francisco, California – October 11, 1984, Hillsborough, California) was an irascible, one-legged genius, who founded a multimillion-dollar food and drink empire called Trader Vic’s. ...

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Boldt George C. of the Waldorf PERSONALITIES

Boldt George C. of the Waldorf

For more than a century the name Waldorf-Astoria (spelled Waldorf=Astoria these days) has been renowned. When established at the end of the nineteenth century it was not merely the largest hotel in the world, but one of the most advanced and pre...

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Bucher-Durer: Semiramis - the forgotten story PERSONALITIES

Bucher-Durer: Semiramis - the forgotten story

There is no hall, plaque, or restaurant commemorating the creator of the first Semiramis or the man who was once regarded the father of Egypt’s hospitality industry.   "Monster Cairo Hotel” announced The Egyptian Gazette in its Mar...

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Hilton — Training in 1956 HOTELS

Hilton — Training in 1956

Hilton's hotel training (1956) and Confessions of a London Hilton Trainee in 1963   A unique program to train people from all over the world in its techniques of hotel management has been developed by Hilton Hotels International in or...

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Hilton, Conrad Nicholson PERSONALITIES

Hilton, Conrad Nicholson

Conrad Nicholson Hilton, (1887-1979), born in 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico, was an American entrepreneur. As a young boy, Hilton developed entrepreneurial skills working at his father’s general store in Socorro County, New Mexico. This was f...

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Mourby to Tango Adrian Mourby

Mourby to Tango

London’s Waldorf Hilton is very proud of its claim to have introduced the tango to Great Britain in 1910, two years after William Waldorf Astor (cousin of John Jacob Astor IV) opened his Waldorf Hotel on Aldwych. The Waldorf cousins competed ac...

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New York: Washington Square, Ansonia, Wolcott Stan Turkel

New York: Washington Square, Ansonia, Wolcott

1. The Washington Square Hotel A haven for writers and artists for more than a century, the Washington Square Hotel, located at Waverly and MacDougal, just off the northwest corner of Washington Square, occupies a unique place in Greenwich Village&rs...

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They said ... TRAVEL

They said ...

Above: Oscar Wilde meets actress Sarah Bernhardt on a platform at Paddington Station (London) This is our growing collection of remarkable hospitality related quotes. "Vor dem Genuß von Austern sei dringend gewarnt!" ('The consumpt...

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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 Firestone,...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

A hotel with two names! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

If you haven't been to the Metropole, you haven't been to Vietnam! "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I...Read More

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a...Read More

The Peninsula

The Peninsula

'I feel like a million dollars!' became the immortal first impression of a lady walking through the corridors of The Peninsula at...Read More