Entries tagged with: Orient Express

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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Feuilleton 342 — 1896: Destination Budapest Feuilleton

Feuilleton 342 — 1896: Destination Budapest

Grand Hotel Royal — The Corinthia Budapest   April 1896, boarding the Orient Express at Paris, bound for Budapest The Orient Express left Paris for Vienna and Budapest at 6.50 pm sharp.  The train was full. There was a flutter of...

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Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol PERSONALITIES

Vaslav Nijinsky: A Ballet Dancer’s Christmas Carol

Todays pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter and a save place for their child can be witnessed in the heart of Europe every day.     HOTEL BRISTOL VIENNA THE BOOK Opened in 1892, the Viennese Hotel Bristol’s story is full...

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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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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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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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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...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