Harald Prince of Denmark visited the Spledid Royal in Lugano. So did many other important people.

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Davos Summit embraces Grand Hotel Belvedere

For three days each January, the Grand Hotel Belvedere Davos is taken over by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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The Oriental: Bikini Scandal

50 years ago, on 30 July 1964, pretty blond haired model Kiki Sackmann created a sensation when she wore a bikini during a fashion… [more]

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Mourby of India

By Adrian Mourby, Contributing Editor

Before arriving at The Imperial in Delhi I’d… [more]

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Sorry Dear Wes Anderson

Some books come out too late. So I have to say: 'Sorry my dear Wes Anderson! After you had contaced me in search for a suitable… [more]

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Vienna/Austria and Xian/China

While visiting Xi'ans Terracotta Army you can now stay in ultimate luxury at the People's Grand Hotel. And in Vienna, the Imperial… [more]

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Premier Palace Kiev

While the Ukraine is making the headlines, Premier Palace stands firm like a rock. In 1909, construction had started of the Palast… [more]

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The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel

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Mourby of London to Tango

London’s Waldorf Hilton is very proud of its claim to have introduced the tango to Great Britain in 1910, two years after… [more]

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Hotels lost in History

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César Ritz (1)

Cesar Ritz, born in the Swiss village of Niederwald on 23 February 1850. He began his hotel career at the age… [more]

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Breakfast with Stephen Antram

The most spectacular luxury hotel opening of 2014 China took place in Xian. Stephen Antram did it.

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Mount Nelson: Breakfast with Xavier Lablaude

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Pinar Kartal Timer

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Splendide Royal (1887)

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