Entries tagged with: Starwood

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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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all...Read More

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The historic building (top, slide to the right): The "new" Raffles main building in 1899. It opened on 18 November 1899, featuring the all new...Read More

Le Royal

Le Royal

In 1923/24, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in...Read More

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 Firestone,...Read More