Entries tagged with: Mandarin Oriental

Bangkok, Oriental: The Great Wachtveitl PERSONALITIES

Bangkok, Oriental: The Great Wachtveitl

Kurt Wachtveitl will retire after 42 years as General Manager of the hotel he had made famous: the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. For over four decades German born Kurt Wachtveitl had set new standards for the global hotel industry. When I was an aspi...

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Breakfast with Christian Tavelli, Hotel Ritz, Madrid Breakfast with

Breakfast with Christian Tavelli, Hotel Ritz, Madrid

Reading time: 1000 words / approx. 3 minutes   The fine dining Goya Restaurant. I am having breakfast with Christian Tavelli, right at the time the new edition of our book HOTEL RITZ MADRID hits the market. On my way to the restaurant I am c...

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Ettedgui, Edouard PERSONALITIES

Ettedgui, Edouard

BORN 12 December 1951. EDUCATION Received an MBA from the ESSEC business school in Paris. CAREER 1977: joins the electronics giant Philips. Goes on to hold various roles, including director for operations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Italy. 1990-95:...

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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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Making Of Oriental Bangkok The Making Of Books

Making Of Oriental Bangkok

A room at the Oriental in  the 1920s, at the time of Somerset Maugham's arrival Fighting White Ants by Andreas Augustin At The Mandarin Oriental shop, and present in every room, the book about the Oriental's history is more than j...

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong HOTELS

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

A video from Mandarin Oriental Dream Wonderland — this time a most realistic affair — pre checking in a very special client.

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Ritz Madrid - The Birth of a Hotel The Making Of Books

Ritz Madrid - The Birth of a Hotel

 Birth of A Modern City (Excerpts of chapter 2. of the book HOTEL RITZ MADRID)   While César Ritz was busy constructing his hospitality empire, Spain’s own empire was in the process of disintegrating. In 1898 the country w...

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Scent of a Woman Andreas Augustin

Scent of a Woman

Author Andreas Augustin visits a good old friend. Once called one of the “Maidens of the East”, today one of the Grand Old Ladies of South East Asia. The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok keeps its reign as the most famous hotel of Thailand, b...

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The Cover Artists The Making Of Books

The Cover Artists

Valerie Marie O’Neill (1929–2010) To commemorate the centenary of The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Melbourne born Valerie Marie O’Neill was commissioned to do a painting of the original hotel from a surviving postcard. This painting...

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The Oriental Bikini Scandal HOTELS

The Oriental Bikini Scandal

The first pool at The Oriental (1959)   Exactly 50 years ago, swimming pools were not necessarily part of the basic facilities of an Asian hotel. In the 1960s, The Oriental in Bangkok was among the first hotels to have its own pool, long bef...

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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

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

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