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John McEntee Bowman (1875 – October 28, 1931) was a Canadian-born businessman, American hotelier and horseman, and the founding president of Bowman-Biltmore Hotels Corp.
John McEntee Bowman had no easy boyhood. Born in 1875 in Toronto to...
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...
Above: Oscar Wilde meets actress Sarah Bernhardt on a platform at Paddington Station (London)
This is our growing collection of remarkable hospitality related quotes.
"Vor dem Genuß von Austern sei dringend gewarnt!" ('The consumpt...
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS
One of the most famous hotels of America was designed to rival the finest hotels in Europe.
At its opening in 1913, the Hotel duPont contained 150 guest rooms, a main dining room, rathskeller, men's café/...
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
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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