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The Most Famous Hotels in the World

The Oriental (Edition Raconteur NEW)

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In the early 1860s, a seafarers' home at the River Meinam in Siam, the 'Kingdom of the White Elephant', opened its doors. Over 150 years later it has become the most famous hotel of modern Thailand, and one of The Most Famous Hotels in the World®.

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With over 420 (some never before published) photographs and…

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Pera Palace Istanbul

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‘The entire continent turns eastward’, wrote Victor Hugo in his prologue to Les Orientales towards the end of the 19th century. In 1889 the first Orient Express steamed through the ancient gates of Constantinople. Not long after, a palatial hotel was built on the hill of Pera. Its name became a legend: Pera Palace Hotel.

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Ever since the Pera Palace has been an institution, its famous and mysterious guests…

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Grand Hotel Belvédère Davos

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(in Deutsch, mit Zitaten u. a. von Hermann Hesse, englischen Originalzitaten von Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle und anderen)

Seit dem 17. Juli 1875 ist das Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère aus dem Bild von Davos nicht mehr wegzudenken. Aus einem eleganten Boutique Hotel mit 30 Zimmern wuchs das Belvédère zum romantischen Hotelpalast des Fin de Siècle.
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People’s Grand Hotel Xian



The finest hotel in North West China, a Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. Opened in 1953 it was the official hotel to accommodate foreigners. It welcome heads of states and famous artists.

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It has been reopened in 2014, after extensive renovations, reducing the number of 300 rooms to 72 exclusive suites. Its personal butler service and elegant style makes it 'the'…

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Park Hotel Vitznau, Switzerland (english)

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This is the first book in the Palace Edition of famoushotels.

Over 100 years of tradition and yet brand new: it reopend after three years of a complete renovation (basically its entire inner life was rebuilt from scratch), featuring most modern technique and state-of-the-art design and interior. 2-star Michelin chef and a spa to die for.

This luxurious coffee table book tells you the…

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