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A HOTEL — LOST IN ATHENS Adrian Mourby

A HOTEL — LOST IN ATHENS

Photograph:  (c) Kate Tadman-Mourby 2021 PATRICIA HIGHSMITH AND THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING KINGS PALACE HOTEL OF ATHENS Patricia Highsmith was one of the best crime writers of the twentieth century. Her tales of Thomas Ripley ...

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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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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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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

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Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

Galle Face

Galle Face

The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...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 Firestone,...Read More