Entries tagged with: Madeira

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 (3) PERSONALITIES

Around the World in 80 Hotels (3)

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 Ciriaco Campus, Reid’s Palace, Madeira Breakfast with

Breakfast with Ciriaco Campus, Reid’s Palace, Madeira

Belmond Reid’s Palace is located in the Atlantic Ocean, on the flower-island Madeira, Portugal, off the western shores of Northern Africa. Its romantic gardens are overlooking the bay of Funchal, the capital of the island. I am having breakfas...

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George Bernhard Shaw at the Reid’s Palace in Madeira PERSONALITIES

George Bernhard Shaw at the Reid’s Palace in Madeira

Irish playwright George Bernhard Shaw landed on Madeira on 30 December 1924. The following February, the New York Times reported that ‘Bernard Shaw, who has been undergoing a sunshine cure in Madeira, has been taking tango lessons, according to...

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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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Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress PERSONALITIES

Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress

By Andreas Augustin The arrival of a truly famous visitor leaves an indelible mark on the history of a hotel. Ultimately, it can influence the entire success of the enterprise, provided you have the right strategy, a smart marketing plan or simply...

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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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Reid’s Hotel, Madeira: Could I bring my bush pigs with me? HOTELS

Reid’s Hotel, Madeira: Could I bring my bush pigs with me?

Researching the history of famous hotels is hard work. The more welcome is the occasional finding of true gems in past correspondence. Here is a diamond of that collection, a unique masterpiece of hotel communication: The following correspondence en...

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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 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

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

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