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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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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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...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

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More