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Reid’s Hotel. The very name conjures up images of elegant dinner dances and tea in style. The holiday retreat of Churchill, the chosen place of the Royals of Europe, from the Empress to the last Emperor of Austria, Kings and Queens of the ruling houses of the world.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from its unique location, Reid’s is much more than a hotel. It is an institution.
This is the entertaining story of one of the most famous hotels in the world. It shows the elegant Reid’s, and it presents a Reid’s which is fun, entertaining and relaxing.
G.B. Shaw at Reids in 1926 - taking a dive in the Atlantic Ocean. One of over 200 outstanding, sometimes hillarious photographs from the early days as well as of the contemporary Reid’s Palace Hotel.
This book is of course also the story of a visionary man called William Reid, the sojourn of ‘Sisi’, the restless Empress of Austria, the marketing operation ‘Winston Churchill’, the fashionable sea-bath, its flowers and trees, its legendary parties and fabled afternoon teas, all part of the fairy-tale and unique Reid’s atmosphere.
Reid’s yesterday and today, brought to life by Andreas Augustin, the author of ‘I had Tea at Reid’s’.
Cover by Manfred Markowski