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Author Thomas Mann, the German Nobel Prize laureate, wrote to his brother Heinrich in 1907: ‘What makes a true Grand Hotel I have only recently found out in Frankfurt, at the Frankfurter Hof. Here, one knows what one pays for – and does it with a sort of joy.’ ... more



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