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Feuilleton 333 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 333

My dear reader,  In case you find this Feuilleton Ritz-heavy, you couldn't be more right. Since the early 1880s, the name Ritz is simply the better word for luxury.   PUTTING UP THE RITZ  … for sale. This time you ...

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Feuilleton 336 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 336

Pera Palace Istanbul does it, Hotel Baron Aleppo does it, ... Agatha Christie is their USP, an ambassador  Celebrity Hollywood medium Tara Rand employed to contact with Christie's spirit Pera Palace Hotel has dedicated a...

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A Hotel to Stay - A Train to Remember: VSOE takes you to the Pera Palace Adrian Mourby

A Hotel to Stay - A Train to Remember: VSOE takes you to the Pera Palace

Adrian Mourby in front of the Pera Palace Hotel By Adrian Mourby On 1 September 2010 two momentous things happened in Istanbul. The Venice Simplon Orient Express arrived for its annual visit and the same day the Pera Palace Hotel reopened its doo...

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (4) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (4)

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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Breakfast with Michael Shepherd Breakfast with

Breakfast with Michael Shepherd

Andreas Augustin is having breakfast with Michael Shepherd, General Manager at The London Hilton on Park Lane                   Q: Michael, we had breakfas...

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Istanbul: Breakfast with Pinar Kartal Timer Breakfast with

Istanbul: Breakfast with Pinar Kartal Timer

By Andreas Augustin Pera Palace owner Demet Sabanci, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Pinar Kartal Timer Pinar Kartal Timer is the General Manager of the iconic Istanbul Pera Palace Hotel...

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Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel The Making Of Books

Istanbul’s fabulously amazing hotel

Pera Palace, Istanbul Under the management of Mrs Pinar Kartal Timer we were appointed to research the history of the Pera Palace Hotel. Pera Palace is certainly the most famous hotel in the heart of old Istanbul, at the crossroads of Orient and Oc...

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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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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