Entries tagged with: Sri Lanka

Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 345 – Because we Care - Galle Face, Quiz, Jumeirah

  Dear fellow Travellers, dear Friends of The Most Famous Hotels in the World,   On 14. March 1931, at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Ceylon (today Sri Lanka), the restaurant served for Lunch Cream of Artichoke Fish Mouli Lobst...

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Feuilleton 351 — The Christmas Tree Extravaganza Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 351 — The Christmas Tree Extravaganza

    The Christmas Tree Extravaganza One never thinks that hotels have Christmas trees, too. But in fact there is a real competition of who has the largest and shiniest. Fine in countries of fur trees. But it could proo...

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Around the World in 80 Hotels (5) HOTELS

Around the World in 80 Hotels (5)

Photographs on top of page: A porter at the Imperial in New Delhi / Andreas Augustin exploring a long abandoned tunnel under the People's Grand Hotel in Xian, China / The courtyard at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. In 30 years the author...

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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