In 1873, a journey around the world took Jules Verne's novel character Phileas Fogg 80 days. A journey around the world takes us to 80 different hotels.
PART 1: From England to Scotland
When you cross a street in Mayfair, K...
César Ritz*, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850, died in Küssnacht on 26 October 1918.
César Ritz started his hotel career at the age of 15 in Switzerland, but he truly lea...
Adelina Patti, (1843–1919)
In November 1889 the celebrated coloratura soprano, Adelina Patti, the most popular and highest-paid singer of her day, took up residence at The Savoy of theatre impressario Richard D’Oyly Carte, prompting the ...
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...
Cesar and Marie Ritz opened the London 'Ritz' after Savoy disaster
The Ritz London opened its doors on May 24th 1906 on the Piccadilly site of the Walsingham House Hotel, formerly the Bath Hotel.
London was for Ritz a very special social p...
17 November 1869:
Two convoys of ships entered the canal, one from its southern and the other one from its northern point, and met at Ismailia. The Imperial yacht ‘Laigle’, carrying Empress Eugenie and Ferdinand Less...
In No. 43 King Street, in Covent Garden, the first house to be built on this site, was occupied by Admiral Edward Russell in 1689 or 1690. He had played a leading part in bringing William of Orange to England, and as Treasurer of the Navy and command...
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
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