Entries tagged with: Prince Of Wales

César Ritz (1) PERSONALITIES

César Ritz (1)

CÉSAR RITZ The first years in a nutshell   César Ritz* was the son of farmers, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850, a tiny village in the Swiss Alps. He spent his childhood  tending goats. At the ...

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Adelina Patti at Hotels PERSONALITIES

Adelina Patti at Hotels

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 ...

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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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César Ritz (2) PERSONALITIES

César Ritz (2)

Above: Supper at the Savoy  THE SAVOY — 1889–1900 From our research work at The Savoy, London     In the late 1880s, London's new hotel The Savoy was the most important stepping stone in Ritz’s magnificent...

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London Ritz since 1906 HOTELS

London Ritz since 1906

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. After Cesar Ritz has been dismissed as gener...

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Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal TRAVEL

Negrelli and Lesseps: Suez Canal

  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...

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The First Grand Hotel HOTELS

The First Grand Hotel

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...

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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

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

A hotel with two names! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see...Read More

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

If you haven't been to the Metropole, you haven't been to Vietnam! "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I...Read More

Strand Hotel

Strand Hotel

  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a...Read More

The Peninsula

The Peninsula

'I feel like a million dollars!' became the immortal first impression of a lady walking through the corridors of The Peninsula at...Read More