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From our book HOTEL BRISTOL VIENNA: During his visit to Vienna in April 1910, US president Theodore Roosevelt met with Austrian peace activist Bertha von Suttner (president of the International Peace Union). Both had received the Peace Nobel Prize, Suttner was the first woman to receive it in 1905, Rossevelt was the first US American (1906). More…



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LONDON: Mourby of St Pancras

Like most people I like to think of myself as reasonably tolerant. I believe that even the most pernicious of books should not… [more]

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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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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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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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NEW YORK: Hotel Albert

Stan Turkel from New York: the original… [more]

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PARIS: The lost Bristol Hotel

The long lost Hotel Bristol in Paris seems to have inspired legends. Was it inspired by the Earl of Bristol, and did it inspire… [more]

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The Rise of the Swiss Grand Hotel

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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

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

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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]

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

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