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Andreas Augustin: Speech at Launch of Edinburgh Caledonian book PERSONALITIES

Andreas Augustin: Speech at Launch of Edinburgh Caledonian book

At the occasion of the launch of the book The Caledonian Edinburgh, Andreas Augustin held this speech in 2004 ------------ Dear Lord and Lady Provost, Eric and Janice Milligan, Dear Alex Pagett, Dear Alali Larbi, Area Vice President of Scotland and...

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Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite Adrian Mourby

Edinburgh/Caledonian: Page names Suite

Staying at Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria recently I was surprised to find my suite in the attic was named after Billy Garioch. The hotel, which was built 110 years ago as The Caledonian, is still known locally as “The Caley”.  It...

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Mourby of Balmoral Adrian Mourby

Mourby of Balmoral

The Balmoral Hotel looks like a Gothic Castle perched above Norloch, the swampy ground beneath Edinburgh castle that once acted as its moat - and eventually became Waverley Station. The hotel appears to cling to the edge of a cliff face, but is  ...

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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

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

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

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