Entries tagged with: Imperial

From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (1): Indian Royalty

The Delhi Durbar, the "Court of Delhi", where the King-Emperor announced the move of India's capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911. From our book IMPERIAL New Delhi. India has been viewed with a lot of awe and amazement by the entire world for...

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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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1932: Flying from Europe to Asia TRAVEL

1932: Flying from Europe to Asia

The last stop before Bangkok was Rangoon. After flying over dense jungle, the mountains gave way to flat irrigated paddy rice fields and soon Don Muang, Bangkok’s airport, was reached. In March 1924 the British formed Imperial Airways (the for...

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1975: Luxury Hotel Keeping — Imperial Vienna HOTELS

1975: Luxury Hotel Keeping — Imperial Vienna

The Hotel Imperial in Vienna is a monument to aristocratic Belle Epoque Europe. The hotel was built in 1867 and was one of the new buildings on the Ringstrasse, the city's new Boulevard. The hotel was originally constructed by the Duke of Wurtt...

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A General Manager’s Independence Day — Imperial New Delhi HOTELS

A General Manager’s Independence Day — Imperial New Delhi

Vijay Wanchoo, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager at The Imperial, New Delhi, addressed the guests on the occasion of 69th Independence Day of India. 

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (2) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (2)

A journey around the world can take – as we have all learnt – 79+1 days, but it can also take you to 80 different hotels. My journey follows the list of The Most Famous Hotels in the World.  PART 2: FRANCE — GERMANY &mda...

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (5) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (5)

Photographs on top of page: A porter at the Imperial in New Delhi / Andreas Augustin exploring a long abandoned tunnel under the People's Grand Hotel in Xian, China / The courtyard at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. In 30 years the author...

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Breakfast with Oscar del Campo Breakfast with

Breakfast with Oscar del Campo

Europe / Austria / Vienna “The Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria, wishes you a pleasant morning and a wonderful day!” the little breakfast newspaper announces. On the following pages the weather preview, followed by the music and cultu...

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From India in Style (5): Western Music and Arts L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (5): Western Music and Arts

Just as the West was enamoured by the wonders of India and Asia, the royals from India were adapting to the western culture with élan. Photograph from our book IMPERIAL New Delhi.   Being an Indian royal was all about the finer things ...

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From India in Style (7): Residing Abroad L. Aruna Dhir

From India in Style (7): Residing Abroad

Jagatjit-Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala on his visit to Vienna's Hotel Imperial. Not just travel, Indian royalty were also creating second homes in the international playfields of the rich and famous or in the exclusively secluded plac...

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Grand Oriental Palace Hotel Andreas Augustin

Grand Oriental Palace Hotel

Andreas Augustin Hotelnamen haben einen besonderen Klang. Manche versprechen weltweit Qualität, andere erreichten als Solitäre globalen Ruf und wurden zum Synonym für die Destination, an der man sie findet. Manche sind schlicht irref&...

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Historic Hotelnames HOTELS

Historic Hotelnames

This growing log explains the origins of names of hotels, frequently used in history. We are constantly expanding this list and you are invited to share your knowledge, or ask questions at [email protected] All entries are in alpahbetical...

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Imperial Hotels around the world HOTELS

Imperial Hotels around the world

Famoushotels.org recognises only a few Imperial Hotels (in bold) as Select Member hotels. However, a name doesn't necessary confirm outstanding quality. There are a lot of hotels around the world bearing the same name. We have listed some of them...

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Imperial New Delhi Andreas Augustin

Imperial New Delhi

Coverpicture: India — The Long March, by Joplin Sinclair By Andreas Augustin The history of the Hotel Imperial brought me back to this hotel which I had been visiting since the 1980s. Happy personal memories were merged with professional res...

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Mourby of Books Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Books

Two books by Adrian Mourby should interest all hotel aficionados:   Rooms of One's Own — 50 Places That Made Literary History Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jan...

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Mourby of India Adrian Mourby

Mourby of India

By Adrian Mourby, Contributing Editor Before arriving at The Imperial in Delhi I’d read a wonderfully inaccurate entry in an Indian guide book.  Evidently it was in a  bar at The Imperial that Jawaharlal  Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi,...

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MOURBY OF STAIRS Adrian Mourby

MOURBY OF STAIRS

You can tell a lot about a hotel from its staircase. Some dominate the foyer as if attempting to emulate a palazzo or perhaps the Opera Garnier in Paris, a truly wonderful building that is essentially an elaborate flight of steps with an average-size...

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The Charles Chaplin Journeys PERSONALITIES

The Charles Chaplin Journeys

Charles Chaplin was the most popular movie actor, producer, director and composer of the 20th century. He started his carreer in Hollywood and spent the last years of his life in Europe.  When he arrived at any given place on the plan...

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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