Entries tagged with: Sofitel

Feuilleton 343 — Like the Emperor of China Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 343 — Like the Emperor of China

Digging into China — in a secret tunnel below Renmin Square, Xi'an. Andreas Augustin presents PEOPLE‘S GRAND HOTEL XIAN in Edition Raconteur — THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD® The spacious seat of ancient civilisat...

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Feuilleton 346 — Path of History Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 346 — Path of History

Dear Friends of The Most Famous Hotels in the World, First of all thank you very much for your brilliant responses on my last week's question whether we should consider young hotels like Dubai's iconic sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab (Ju...

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Hanoi: The Opening Riddle Feuilleton

Hanoi: The Opening Riddle

1896! No Problem! by Andreas Augustin One day, in 1996, we received a phone call from Richard Kaldor, general manager of the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam: ‘Could you come and research the history of our hotel?‘ ‘Of course...

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Breakfast with Franck Lafourcade, Metropole Hanoi Breakfast with

Breakfast with Franck Lafourcade, Metropole Hanoi

FRANCK LAFOURCADE, General Manager HOTEL METROPOLE HANOI 'One black and white postcard was the only source of information we had when we started researching the history of the hotel in 1996.' (Andreas Augustin) Over 20 years we managed to...

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Breakfast with Kai Speth, Metropole Hanoi Breakfast with

Breakfast with Kai Speth, Metropole Hanoi

I am having breakfast with Kai Speth, the man who manages the legendary Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam, the first of the “Legends” of Sofitel and of course a Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. The Metropole histor...

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Grand Hotel Scarborough

Grand Hotel Scarborough

The Grand Hotel has been selected (in the travel and tourism category) as one of the top ten places, buildings and historical sites that tell the...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

Galle Face

Galle Face

  "So pleasant a change from the dreary ordinariness of most modern hotels. This is an Island of charm on a charming Island." Simon...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