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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The Most Famous Hotels in the World Jury Meeting 2018/December Andreas Augustin

The Most Famous Hotels in the World Jury Meeting 2018/December

Excerpt of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Jury (London, December 2018) Do we Brexit or not? For 33 years the minutes of our organisation were typed at Pall Mall, London. Last December we held our regular jury meeting at our historical conference ...

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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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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