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Barrack, Tom PERSONALITIES

Barrack, Tom

The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, Tom Barrack grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs in the 1950s. Tom went to the University of Southern California, where he was a star on a national-championship rugby team, worked on campaigns for California Republ...

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MOURBY OF ATHENS Adrian Mourby

MOURBY OF ATHENS

Adrian Mourby thinks that the Hotel Grande Bretagne has never looked so grand   On my first night back in Athens there was a protest march due in Syntagma Square. The liveried staff prepared by calmly removing the brass handrail in case a...

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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

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