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Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler? Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 353 — Where is Elisabeth Guertler?

Elisabeth Guertler — Surrounded by friendly spirits in her historic 'alpine chic' Hotel Astoria Resort — one of the best Alpine Spa Resorts in the world.  / Photo: Daniel Zangerl Austria / Vienna / Seefeld From U...

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Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality Stan Turkel

Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS / edited by Andreas Augustin Ralph Hitz (1891- 1940) The hotel business has seen many fine promoters and salesmen but perhaps none as creative as Ralph Hitz. His two favorite expressions “Contact the hell out of &lsq...

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Grand Oriental Palace Hotel Andreas Augustin

Grand Oriental Palace Hotel

Andreas Augustin Hotelnamen haben einen besonderen Klang. Manche versprechen weltweit Qualität, andere erreichten als Solitäre globalen Ruf und wurden zum Synonym für die Destination, an der man sie findet. Manche sind schlicht irref&...

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Guertler-Mauthner, Elisabeth PERSONALITIES

Guertler-Mauthner, Elisabeth

  Elisabeth Gürtler with her children Georg and Alexandra, who own the hotels Sacher in Vienna and Salzburg.   Elisabeth Guertler-Mauthner, was born in Vienna (May 7, 1950). She studied commerce in Vienna, from 1988 she was shareho...

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Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress PERSONALITIES

Marketing Success: Sisi - the Travelling Empress

By Andreas Augustin The arrival of a truly famous visitor leaves an indelible mark on the history of a hotel. Ultimately, it can influence the entire success of the enterprise, provided you have the right strategy, a smart marketing plan or simply...

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Metropole Hanoi: bunker discovered HOTELS

Metropole Hanoi: bunker discovered

Unearthing History by Andreas Augustin Oh people of the shelter what a gift you've given me, To smile at me and quietly let me share your agony, And I can only bow in utter humbleness and ask, Forgiveness and forgiveness for the things we'...

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Sacher Vienna - the making of The Making Of Books

Sacher Vienna - the making of

YOU CAN HAVE THE CAKE - AND ENJOY IT by Andreas Augustin No other cake in the world sells better than the Original Sacher-Torte. The Hotel Sacher produces around 320,000 of this sweetest of Viennese ambassadors per year. On good days the order r...

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Terror Attack spurs Vienna’s Talent for Hospitality Andreas Augustin

Terror Attack spurs Vienna’s Talent for Hospitality

Unimpressed by a mad gunman, Viennese hoteliers offered unlimited hospitality during terrible hours of fear.  Top: Opera House and Hotel Bristol in Vienna  After an IS sympathizer shot four people in downtown Vienna, Austria, on...

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The Cover Artists The Making Of Books

The Cover Artists

Valerie Marie O’Neill (1929–2010) To commemorate the centenary of The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Melbourne born Valerie Marie O’Neill was commissioned to do a painting of the original hotel from a surviving postcard. This painting...

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Savoy (Baur en Ville)

Savoy (Baur en Ville)

This is Zurich's oldest grand hotel. When it opened on December 24, 1838, it marked a milestone in the history of the hotel industry. In...Read More

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv (Lemberg)

Grand Hotel Lviv in 1894 Lviv or Lemberg can be described as the westernmost city in Eastern Europe or the easternmost city in Western...Read More

Bergues, Des

Bergues, Des

In our world, it is no longer a given that simple restraint represents true elegance. To be recognized as one of the oldest purpose-built Grand...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed. Architect Ernest Hébrard, who was largely responsible for...Read More

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