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Famous Hotels books are preferred VIP give-aways: here our book on the New Delhi Hotel Imperial is presented to former US president Bill Clinton by former Imperial general manager Pierre Jochem. More about the Imperial ...

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Mourby of India

By Adrian Mourby, Contributing Editor

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

Recently published in: INSPIRATIONS

Xian - People’s Hotel - Chinese/English

The Renmin Dasha family is reunited.


Recently published in: INSPIRATIONS


The Oriental: Bikini Model causes 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]

Recently published in: INSPIRATIONS

Tracks - the Arlberg and the Culture of Skiing


The origins of tourism: Skiing

By Andreas Augustin

The Austrian… [more]

Recently published in: PUBLICATIONS

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 with its troublemsome government, one hotel is making the headlines since 1909, when… [more]

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Hotels lost in History

They are history. Famous hotels of the past, the grand hotels of a bygone era. Here we list them.  [more]

Recently published in: DOCUMENTATIONS

The Strand

The (first) King’s speech

Most of us have seen the movie The King's Speech, but who actually knows who has delivered the first Royal radio… [more]

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Strand - Oldest Postcard found

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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]

Recently published in: WHO WHERE WHEN

Breakfast with Stephen Antram

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


Recently published in: BREAKFAST INTERVIEWS


Mount Nelson: Breakfast with Xavier Lablaude

At the launch of 'I Had Tea at the Nellie — The Mount Nelson Treasury' — meet Xavier Lablaude of the legendary… [more]

Recently published in: BREAKFAST INTERVIEWS

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Istanbul/TR: Breakfast with Pınar Kartal Timer

Pinar Kartal Timer

She is the General Manager of the iconic Istanbul Pera Palace Hotel, now under… [more]

Recently published in: BREAKFAST INTERVIEWS


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Britannia (1897)

The list of famous guests at this Trondheim (Norway) legendary hotel is truly impressive, including writer…more



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