Entries tagged with: Sacher

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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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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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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Historic Hotelnames HOTELS

Historic Hotelnames

This growing log explains the origins of names of hotels, frequently used in history. We are constantly expanding this list and you are invited to share your knowledge, or ask questions at [email protected] All entries are in alpahbetical...

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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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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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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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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

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

The hotel opened in 1891. One of the first advertisements we found dates from 1899. The hotel was the former residence of Sir Edward Barns,...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...Read More

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

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

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

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