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?‘
1919: Versailles, France
Ho Chi Minh
It is one of those "what would have been if ..." footnotes of history. World War 1 was over. We are in Paris. In 1919 at Versailles, France, America’s President Woodrow Wilson arrived at the Par...
By Adrian Mourby / Contributing Editor
Some hotels are greedy; seemingly hoarding all the history. The Omni Parker House in Boston is not just North America’s oldest continuously open hotel, it’s where John F Kennedy announced his candid...
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
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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