Entries tagged with: Paris

Men in Black—The Bohemian’s Guide to a Viennese Coffee House TRAVEL

Men in Black—The Bohemian’s Guide to a Viennese Coffee House

Welcome to the Club (German translation below) Once you enter a Kaffeehaus, you are on stage. Everybody is watching you. There is nothing else to do. Having been inspected by the crowd, you are either accepted and from then on ignored, or you are...

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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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Mourby’s Trafalgar Adrian Mourby

Mourby’s Trafalgar

If you want to know where the beating heart of England can be found, then Trafalgar Square a good place to start. When World War II ended, thousands of people crammed into this world-famous piazza below the National Gallery and danced round its fount...

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PARIS: Mourby of Meurice Adrian Mourby

PARIS: Mourby of Meurice

After staying at a number of hotels where everything  -from the lights to the TV, from the window blinds to the air conditioning - is controlled by one complex  sheet of interactive glass it is rather nice to return to Le Meurice in Paris a...

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Ritz, Charles C. PERSONALITIES

Ritz, Charles C.

Charles C. Ritz (August 1, 1891 – July 11, 1976) was a hotelier and fly fishing specialist. Charles Ritz was the son of César Ritz and Marie-Louise Beck. He did not know his itinerant father well who died when Charles was sixteen. He em...

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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 Corinthia London — the good old Metropole Adrian Mourby

The Corinthia London — the good old Metropole

THE CORINTHIA, LONDON In 2012 a glamorous five-star hotel opened near to London’s Trafalgar Square. However, this was no new hotel. Not at all, just one that had been missing for decades. Unlike many of today's central London hotels, it wa...

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The Great César — Life and Times of César Ritz PERSONALITIES

The Great César — Life and Times of César Ritz

CÉSAR RITZ César Ritz*, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald (Switzerland) on 23 February 1850, died in Küssnacht (Switzerland) on 26 October 1918. César Ritz started his hotel career at the age of 15 in S...

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THE NEXT STEP — PARIS — PRINCE DE GALLES HOTELS

THE NEXT STEP — PARIS — PRINCE DE GALLES

Even in times of our global pandemic a hotel in Paris doesn't stop to develop its assets   Dine in Style - served by masked waiter - at the Prince de Galles   Safety has become the new Luxury.   Prince de Galles chi...

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The Vietnamese at the Ritz PERSONALITIES

The Vietnamese at the Ritz

1919: Versailles, France Ho Chi Minh It is one of those "what would have been if ..." footnotes of history. World War 1 was over. We are in Paris. In 1919 at Versailles, France, America’s President Woodrow Wilson arrived at the Par...

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Vuitton, Louis PERSONALITIES

Vuitton, Louis

Vuitton, Louis - the luggage provider   In the late 19th century, Louis Vuitton was a renowned trunks and luggage retailer. Entering into the 20th century, the company expanded in terms of locations and financial success. Beginning in the midd...

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Wanderwell, Aloha PERSONALITIES

Wanderwell, Aloha

  Fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, and marginally fluent in Russian, Chinese and Japanese, Aloha Wanderwell – nomen est omen – was the first woman to drive around the world in a customised Model T Ford.   Aloha Wan...

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Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde PERSONALITIES

Writers at Hotels: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Oscar Wilde was an old comrade-in-arms of the British operetta writers Gilbert and Sullivan (their impressario Richard D’Oyly Carte had organised Wilde’s 1881 lecture tour of the USA). Sullivan was a shareho...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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

Raffles Hotel

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