05 27 2010 1156

Breakfast in Zurich: Michel Rey, Swiss hospitality; Hotels in the Common Wealth

by AA
The first five months of this year were good - against all odds - despite volcano, crisis, Greece and weak Euro. The number of US visitors is increasing. Michel Rey, General Manager, Baur au Lac, Zurich (Switzerland)


My dear fellow Traveller;

Michel Rey, legendary general manager of the Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, had time for breakfast. Read for yourself why he wants to "read 587 books, play reasonably well the 2nd piano concert of Rachmaninow, find the mummy of Nofretete and win - finally - the British Open".

A travel report takes you back to the roots of grand Swiss Hospitality. A journey through time, ending in 1927.

For your eyes only: one picture is worth ten thousand words - the best history related pictures from our collections.

Last but not least: please use our website for your hotel-room bookings. You support famoushotels.org, our non-profit organisation.

Best wishes for all your journeys
Yours, as always



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Michel Rey, Baur au Lac, zurich, ©famoushotels

Breakfast with Michel Rey

He is the doyen of Swiss Hospitality and certainly one of the longest serving hotel general managers of the world. Since 31. December 1969 he is working at the hotel, since 1982 he is the general manager: Michel Rey at the Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland.
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interlaken - tourism in 1900

The Swiss climb to the top of Tourism

An article written in 1927 shows us the status of Swiss hospitality industry some 90 years ago.
Switzerland became the holiday playground of Europe in the mid of the nineteenth century, and as a consequence its hotels began to attract the attention of the rest of the world. Traveller's did not arrive for the sex-appeal of its cities but they flocked to the Swiss countryside for its mountains, its crystal clear lakes and its unspoilt nature. Read more

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One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words*

You can learn from our books, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs from the history of tourism. Read more

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