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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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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 entires are in alpa...

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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 The Making Of Books

Imperial New Delhi

The history of the Hotel Imperial brought Andreas Augustin back to this hotel which he had been visiting for almost 20 years. Happy personal memories were merged with professional research, carried out in India and internationally with devotion and a...

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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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Nara

Opened on 17 October 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway...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

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Ask reception to extend your...Read More

Bristol Vienna

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More

Oriental Kobe

Oriental Kobe

The Oriental's story begins in 1870, shortly after the opening of Kobe Port to foreign ships. The hotel was of western style, located in...Read More