thomas mann in front of the Frankfurter Hof

Author Thomas Mann, the German Nobel Prize laureate, wrote to his brother Heinrich in 1907: ‘What makes a true Grand Hotel I have only recently found out in Frankfurt, at the Frankfurter Hof. Here, one knows what one pays for – and does it with a sort of joy.’ ... more


Ritz Madrid

Ritz Madrid (1910)

In 2010 the Ritz celebrated its 100th anniversary. It is one of the last elegant European capital hotels still radiating the…more