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Feuilleton 333 Feuilleton

Feuilleton 333

My dear reader,  In case you find this Feuilleton Ritz-heavy, you couldn't be more right. Since the early 1880s, the name Ritz is simply the better word for luxury.   PUTTING UP THE RITZ  … for sale. This time you ...

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Feuilleton 334 Andreas Augustin

Feuilleton 334

Dear Friend of The Most Famous Hotels in the World; While researching our books about the most legendary temples of hospitality, we always come across interesting findings, more often than not linked to the hotel(s) we are researching. Enjoy a look ...

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Hotels lost in History HOTELS

Hotels lost in History

Austria Hotel Metropole, Vienna, opened 1873; by architects K Schumann und L Tischler, famous before the war, infamous headquater of the GESTAPO during 1939–1945, destroyed by bombs in 1945, never rebuilt. Hotel Continental, Vienna, open...

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French Lick Springs Hotel, Indiana Stan Turkel

French Lick Springs Hotel, Indiana

The first hotel was built on this site in 1845 by Dr. William Bowles as a health resort to take advantage of the natural sulphur springs and mineral water. The original hotel burned down in 1897 but was rebuilt on a grander scale by Thomas...

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Hotel History: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora, Florida* Stan Turkel

Hotel History: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora, Florida*

Hotel History: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora, Florida by Stan Turkel   The Lakeside Inn is a 132-year old property in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida. It was first built as a ten-room two-story wooden structure called the Alexander House...

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Hotel Marseilles: A Beaux-Arts Beauty Since 1905 Stan Turkel

Hotel Marseilles: A Beaux-Arts Beauty Since 1905

By Stanley Turkel, MHS, ISHC On October 2, 1990, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Hotel Marseilles as a landmark.  It is among the most prominent of the grand apartment hotels erected on the upper west side.  The Bea...

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New York: Washington Square, Ansonia, Wolcott Stan Turkel

New York: Washington Square, Ansonia, Wolcott

1. The Washington Square Hotel A haven for writers and artists for more than a century, the Washington Square Hotel, located at Waverly and MacDougal, just off the northwest corner of Washington Square, occupies a unique place in Greenwich Village&rs...

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Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana Stan Turkel

Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana

  Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893) New Orleans, Louisiana (504 rooms) by Stanley Turkel, CMHS The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant, as the Grunewald Hotel. In 1908, it was exp...

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The Drake, New York Stan Turkel

The Drake, New York

The Most Famous Hotels in the World lists nine hotels in New York. Waldorf-Astoria, St. Regis, Algonquin, Paramount, Plaza, Pierre, Sherry-Netherland,Chelsea and Essex House However, one remains unforgotten: The Drake. Hotelier and author Stan Tu...

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The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee Stan Turkel

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Peabody Hotel (1869), Memphis, Tennessee  (464 rooms)- Following the Civil War, Memphis began the process of rebuilding. In 1869, Colonel Robert C. Brinkley opened a 75-room hotel which contained private baths, ba...

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US/NY: The McAlpin Hotel history Stan Turkel

US/NY: The McAlpin Hotel history

by Stan Turkel (©2013) Among the many hotels we have "lost" in time was the McAlpin Hotel in NY city. Here is its story: General Edwin Angustus McAlpin (1848-1817) was a successful business man and president of the D.H. McAlpin & Co. tobac...

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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