Some Ritzy Things To Spice Up Your Dinner Conversation
During his career, Swiss born César Ritz (1850–1918) managed or owned the following hotels.
A buffet in the Bois de Boulogne (his first private enterprise),
... and in l...
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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There are plenty of songs about hotels. The most famous ones are listed here:
Puttin' on The Ritz by Berlin Irving
This is not really about the Hotel Ritz, rather about the 'Ritzi' appearance.
Have you seen the well to do
Up and down P...
Two books by Adrian Mourby should interest all hotel aficionados:
Rooms of One's Own — 50 Places That Made Literary History
Writers' relationships with their surroundings are seldom straightforward. While some, like Jan...
A terrace with a view: Maria della Salute opposite of the Europa & Regina.
Recently I was booked for dinner at Venice’s Westin Europa and Regina.
Many famous people have dined here, including Claude Monet, Marcel Proust and...
The first Ritz-Carlton Hotel(s)
Ritz-Carlton's name is based on The Carlton in London and the Ritz in Paris and London, all of them conceived and opened by César Ritz, the Swiss hotelier.
The Ritz-Carlton Investing Company was esta...
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
Happiness is made to be shared, knew the great French dramatist Jean Baptiste Racine (†1699).
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