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THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD©* library of hotel books has been created to satisfy the demand of the cultivated, discerning traveller.

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The Grand Hotel Royal opened in 1896 as the largest hotel of the continent: 350 rooms, numerous restaurants, a palatial Royal ballroom, telephones in every room, electricity supplying the entire building, ‘rising rooms’ (lifts), powered by steam engines and reaching all floors. Next door laid a superb spa.

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Hotel Management In the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Klessheim ‘Royal’ became College in Austria. He is a the melting pot of the world of yesterday. Here Hungarians and‘five photographer, saw the first ‘moving’ Lumière pictures, sippedwriter their first o’clock high tea’ and rubbed shoulders with the international magazine publisher and visitors of the great jubilee exhibition of 1896.editor, radio host and travel

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This is the story of Myanmar’s oldest hotel, one of the most famous hotels in the world. Built and run by the Sarkies, the famous Armenian hotelier family, it was part of a hospitality empire, which included Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, Penang’s Eastern & Oriental and the ambitious plans to build the Majestic Hotel in Calcutta. The Strand’s story takes us to the days of the Bibby and Henderson Lines, which plied their services between Europe and Rangoon. We board the first Imperial Airways aircraft and travel from London to Rangoon in nine days. There we meet the old colonialists at their clubs and at the bar of The Strand. In old Rangoon we take the tram from the Strand Hotel to Shwe Dagon Pagoda. You find Rudyard Kipling’s Burmese memoirs and read Somerset Maugham’s notes, meet the Prince of Wales on his visit to Burma and George Orwell, a long time resident of this wonderful country. You enjoy the tales and memories of so many old friends of The Strand. They’re all gathered here in one book to celebrate their Strand, which has a great past, and an equally promising future.

ANDREAS AUGUSTIN The Royal Spa and a party during the 1920s.

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HE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD, founded in 1986, seeks out the finest, most trusted and certainly the most legendary names in the world of grand hospitality. The result is a collection of the world’s most-distinguished ‘homes away from home’, composing a collection rightfully called The MosT FaMous hoTels in The World.

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This roll of honour is synonymous with quality and tradition, carefully assembled over the years. The complete list of all famous hotels in the world has become the point of departure for many journeys down memory lane. From this hallmark of excellence our publishing activities have evolved.

This highly successful series of books The MosT FaMous hoTels in The World on the history of individual hotels has become the unchallenged authority in this arena. Careful research, loving detailed work, elegant design combined with an informative and entertaining story, accompanied by unique photography and a permanent up-dating of each edition are the corner-pillars of our work.

This highly successful series of books The MosT FaMous hoTels in The World on the history of individual hotels has become the unchallenged authority in this arena. Careful research, loving detailed work, elegant design combined with an informative and entertaining story, accompanied by unique photography and a permanent updating of each edition are the cornerpillars of our work.

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THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK The Classic - new historical discoveries, new photographs, updated text and ... new colour.

GRAND HOTEL ROYAL BUDAPEST The revised edition of the legendary Hungarian hotel.

The MosT FaMous hoTels in The World, founded in 1986, seeks out the finest, most trusted and certainly the most legendary names in the world of grand hospitality. The result is a collection of the world’s most-distinguished ‘homes away from home’, composing a collection rightfully called The MosT FaMous hoTels in The World.

This roll of honour is synonymous with quality and tradition, carefully assembled over the years. The complete list of all famous hotels in the world has become the point of departure for many journeys down memory lane. From this hallmark of excellence our publishing activities have evolved.

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over famous In the 1920s Károly Gundel was its feted restaurateur, during the50 1960s it hotel- and became the unofficial ‘academy of hospitality’ for everybody travel-related who wanted to books. become a successful hotelier. Reopened in 2002, the Grand Hotel Royal is a sparkling star among the grand hotels of Europe. This book accompanies the hotel from its very first day at the height of the glittering Fin-de-siècle over one hundred years into the third millennium.

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journalist. It was the home to all leading Hungarian artists. Surrounded by theatres and close to the Royal Opera House, its guest In 1986 he was drawn to the list includes the greatest dancers, singers and divas. Josephine Baker oldopera Raffles Hotel in Singapore, József Rippl-Rónai, Vaslav Nijinsky, Cleo dewhere Merode, Max for years with he lived Linder, Valdemar Psilander, Asta Nielsen, Serge Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, his wife Carola and where he Gyula Krúdy, Sándor Bródy, Imre Kálmán, Béla Bartók, Franz Lehár, Zoltan began to write the successful Kodály, Sándor Ferenczi, Paul Abraham, Josephine Baker, Ference Molnár, series books about The Mario del Monaco, Anna Moffo, Gilbert Becaud, James King, JenõofHeltai, osT Fspent aMousahoTels in The Berczi Karlovszky, Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and so many M others significant moment or an important part of their life at the Royal. World. To date, he has written

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The façade of the Royal in 1896 and its palatial Royal ballroom today.

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andreas augusTin studied hotel management at the Castle of KIesheim, Salzburg. He became a journalist, photographer, radio and TV-presenter, editor and publisher. Since 1986 he is publishing the series The Most Famous Hotels in the World. For years he and his team have been researching the history of Budapest’s Grand Hotel Royal, visiting archives in search of old photographs, travel reports, advertisements, postcards, diaries and other related historic documents. He met with numerous retired and active members of staff and former and current guests of the hotel, who told him numerous stories about the ‘good old Royal’. Some anecdotes of this book are based on the research of Noémi Saly (left), the renown Hungarian writer and expert in hospitality matters, others are based on his conversations with Sándor Farkas, one of the truly grand bar pianists in this world.

THE STRAND YANGON The third of the renovated ‘maidens of the East’, The Strand is Myanmar’s legendary historical hotel.

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FRANKFURTER HOF the great classic of German hotelkeeping. A ‘Grand Hotel’ par exellence, ‘made by Cesar Ritz’ and the Steigenberger familoy, with an inspiring story.

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LONDON HILTON ON PARK LANE the first ‘Hilton’ in the UK, opened in 1963. After 50 years of service it is the address on Hyde Park. IMPERIAL VIENNA in EDITION RACONTEUR. PARK HOTEL VITZNAU in PALACE EDITION I HAD TEA AT THE NELLIE - the ultimate guide to tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel (in a way)

This is the story of a legendary Swiss resort: Composer Bela Bartok enjoyed the tranquil gardens; Hollywood stars like Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis shot scenes of a movie there; Wimbledon champion Jaroslav Drobný won the hotel’s tennis tournament, water ski championships were held, books were written and ... yes, of course: read. On the romantic lawns marriage vows were made; families were joyously reunited in the elegant salons. Some people met discreetly, others toasted business success, many sat down to sensational gourmet extravaganzas at long tables.

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ANDREAS AUGUSTIN The tradition of hospitality in this location dates back to 1867. In 1903 the sparkling new construction of the Park Hotel opened next to the Pension Pfyffer. It was regarded as the most beautiful hotel architecture in Switzerland at the time. In 2009 it was closed, luxuriously renovated and reopened in 2013.

This is the life of a hotel, sometimes bright and shrill, often discreet and guarded.

This fairy tale castle, the legends, right here in the heart of historic Switzerland, hundreds of historic documents and pictures and the splendid contemporary photography of Michelle Chaplow make this book a unique document. AndreAs Augustin is writing books about famous historic hotels since 1986. The books are published in the library of The Most Famous Hotels in the World.

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The reopening of the Park Hotel in 2013 was a milestone in international hotel business. A design concept without peer had inexorably become reality to create a new stage for all of the performances of the future.

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The Pera Palace Istanbul, 1912


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Following the honorary list of The Most Famous Hotels in the World®, we have established a pedigree of over 25 years of publishing books about famous historic hotels. Each hotel is individually researched by our dedicated team, creating an unique library. Our books have become the starting point of many trips down memory lane, into the magnificent world of famous hotels, their legendary stories, celebrated guests, greatest chefs and innovative hoteliers.

For example: HOTEL RITZ MADRID (opened 1910) 15,3 x 22,8 cm hard cover, cloth-bound 160 pages, HIS and HERS readingmarks

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THE LIBRARY* Bristol, Vienna Caledonian, Edinburgh Excelsior, Rome Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg Grand Hotel, Florence Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest Grand Hotel St Regis, Rome Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg Grand Hotel, Vienna Imperial, New Delhi Imperial, Vienna Kämp, Helsinki Mena House, Giza-Cairo Metropole, Hanoi Premier Palace, Kiev Raffles, Singapore Reid’s Palace, Madeira Ritz, Madrid Sacher, Vienna Savoy, London The Oriental, Bangkok The Peninsula, Hong Kong The Strand, Yangon Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg

* Exclusively reserved for Select Members of The Most Famous Hotels in the World®. Please check latest publications and availability on-line.

For example: HOTEL IMPERIAL VIENNA (opened 1873) 15,3 x 22,8 cm hard cover, cloth-bound 160 pages, HIS and HERS readingmarks, leatherbound edition


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TREASURING MEMORIES As the perfect traveller’s companion these handy paperbacks are the most competent source of information. Often ferreted from the global research of a famous hotels book, the TREASURY series introduces key facts in a concise and informative way. Close to the heart of the author, not only hotels, but also cities or even a fabled coffee house in Vienna are presented.

For example: MENA HOUSE TREASURY (opened 1886) 21 x 13 cm paper back 88 pages

From our book Hotel Bristol Vienna

TREASURY BOOKS Café Central Vienna Treasury Falkenstein Grand, Königstein Grand Hotel Vienna Treasury I had Tea at Reid’s, Madeira I had Tea at Mount Nelson, Cape Town The Mena House Treasury, Cairo The Penang Treasury The Peninsula Treasury, Hong Kong The Raffles Treasury, Singapore The Singapore Treasury The Strand Treasury, Yangon Villa Rothschild Königstein The Sacher Treasury, Vienna

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Luxury in New York may differ from luxury in Afghanistan, but fame is the same all over the world. Famous historic hotels are an unique part of our cultural heritage. All over the world they are the venue for important historic events, stage for special people – staff and guests alike, keeper of hospitality tradition and marketplace of the innovation.

From our book Hotel Excelsior Rome


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This elegant library of large and elegant books combines historic material with contemporary photography and vivid story-telling, presented in a coffee-table format. Here, as in most of our publications, covers are specially created by established international artists.

THE LIBRARY Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda, Italy Hotel Schloss Velden, The Castle at Lake Woerth, Austria Diana Majestic, Milan, Italy Mutiara, Penang, Malaysia London Hilton on Park Lane, London, England Moments Larger Than Life, 30 Years Hilton Vienna, Austria Meet You At Paddington, London, England Parkhotel Vitznau, Vitznau, Switzerland Pera Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

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From our book Metropole Hanoi


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4. This Business of Hotels 1890s

We research the history of the hotel from its very beginning in every detail, creating a unique database of events.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the continent...

In 1879 the plot of land where today’s Pera Palace stands had been bought by three Armenian traders for 51 Lira. This is hard to translate into today’s terms, but land was still cheap at the time, the district of Pera was particularly promising for building and certainly a good investment. The three gentlemen, Ohonnes, Manukyan and Manok left it untouched for a decade. It had enormous potential; it overlooked the Golden Horn to the West, the hills of Stamboul with its great mosques and the waters of the Marmara Sea to the East. What a location!

In 1891, Georges Nagelmackers hotel-idea had become reality. The Paris-based CIWL had started venturing into the hotel business. Between 1891 and 1893 the company opened Avenida Palace in Lisbon, Grand Hotel International Brindisi and Riveria Palace in Nice. In 1894, Nagelmackers founded a new daughter, the Compagnie Internationale des Grand Hotels. This company now bought the hotels and became the official new owner of all the hotels formerly built and managed by the sleeping train company.

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The city hall of Pera around 1892. A horse tram makes its way up the hill. After a few hundred meters it will pass by the new building, soon to be known as the Pera Palace Hotel (below). Left: the beautifully embroidered pillow on a bed at Pera Palace Hotel, reflecting the rays of the evening sun. From our book Pera Palace Istanbul

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From our book Pera Palace Istanbul

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Mark Twain, photographed in Constantinople by Abdullah Frères, 1867

The setting of the stage We throw light on the development of a location

Constantinople, Yeni Cami Mosque and Hagia Sophia, 1835, John F. Lewis lith.

In 1867, Twain joined a group of tourists for a steamship cruise through the Mediterranean, leaving us an account of the journey in ‘The Innocents Abroad’: ‘Seen from the anchorage or from a mile or so up the Bosphorus, it is by far the handsomest city we have seen. Its dense array of houses swells upward from the water’s edge, and spreads over the domes of many hills; and the gardens that peep out here and there, the great globes of the mosques, and the countless minarets that meet the eye every where, invest the metropolis with the quaint Oriental aspect one dreams of when he reads books of eastern travel. Constantinople makes a noble picture.’

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The reputation was great. The dream was a journey into the myth of the Orient. Like Mark Twain almost everybody arrived by ship, which for a long time was the only possible way of approaching the city. On the morning of his arrival, when the blue sea sparkled in the early sun, an armada of small and large ships rode the waters. In the distance rose an uncountable number of minarets and domes, most prominently in the foreground the Blue Mosque that still fascinates us with its pillars—some take 32 steps to circumvent it. And there stands Haghia Sophia, which has seen a lot of different uses in its life-span: first it was a church, then a mosque, while today it is a museum. From a distance, it was quite a picture. And honestly, it still is!

Social background and technical details are of great importance to better understand the the history of travel.

Once the traveller had gone ashore at the mouth of the Golden Horn, which branches from the Marmara Sea, he found himself in front of the Customs House on the side of Galata and Pera. Sometimes the officers confiscated travel guidebooks. Carl Baedeker, the German guidebook publisher, suggested that one should put his books into the pocket of an overcoat to avoid it being found in the luggage.

Emerging from Custom House suddenly the shiny distant impression was exchanged for a less sparkling reality. At the foot of the Galata Hill with its massive tower, one entered a labyrinth of dark and muddy streets, paved with garbage and sharp-pointed, ankle-wrenching stones. The help of a local guide, the ‘dragoman’, was indispensable. The streets possessed no names, houses boasted no numbers. Neither old Stamboul nor the modern and European Galata and Pera seemed to have

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We explain architectural refinements and delve into the heart of the construction, much to the delight of the connoisseur of historical buildings. The original drawings of the Pera Palace Hotel reveal a lot about how it was organized. After entering (arrow) the hotel one reached the Grand Vestibule, the lobby, as one does today. To the right, were the Bureau des Wagons Lits, which represented the owners sleeping cars company. Let’s continue our tour anti-clockwise. Where we have the Orient

Bar today we see a Salon Turc, followed by the Grand Salon. Today’s Grand Pera Room was the grand dining room, followed by the restaurant. The six ‘Monte-Plats’ are plate escalators, which carried the food from the kitchen in the basement to the restaurant level. The historic lift is in the same place, and 37 stairs - as today- lead from the

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We show the hotel as it was — and how it is. From our book Pera Palace Istanbul / From our book Hotel Excelsior Rome


People love to read about people. We love to write about them. We present the people behind the scenes and introduce those on stage. From our book Frankfurter Hof Frankfurt From our book Hotel Metropole Hanoi From our book Hotel Imperial Vienna


WHO’S WHO at the Hotel? Here we have listed the hotel’s most notable patrons, presented in chronological order.

Completed by a well researched list of notable visitors of the hotel — the Who’s Who of travel.

1843 Rudolph Franz Zborowski, Count of Montsaulvain American racing car driver

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1897 Marie-Letizia de Rute Bonaparte

Granddaughter of Lucien Bonaparte, an early woman journalist and French author.

1898 1899

Ruth Frantisek

Czech philologist and author, also named Ruth Francis, used the pseudonym of Francis Hurt.

Knut Hamson

Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize in Literature 1920

1902 1905 1908 1910 1910 1910 1912

Pierre Loti

French naval officer, traveller, writer and novelist, nee Julien Viaud.

Ahmed Semih Mümtaz

Turkish writer

Claude Farrère, French author Refik Hait Karay

Turkish author

Saffeti Ziy Sir Edmund Poe

British Admiral

Sarah Bernhardt

French actress

Peter I, King of Serbia „Mata Hari

Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy for Germany; stagename

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for Margaretha Geertruida Zelle.

1915 1916

1916 1916 1918 1918 1918 1918 1920

Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian

Armenian oil tycoon, art collector and philantropist, Mr 5%

Marie Alexandra Victoria

Queen of Rumania

Hüdai Pasha

First Egyptian ambassador to Turkey

Ferdinand I, King of Bulgaria Arthur Calthorpe

Commander in Chief of the Allied Naval Forces

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Ward Price

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Ismet Inönü

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Lord Birdwood

1932

British journalist

Second President of the Turkish Republic British Marshall, Commander of the Dardanelles Army

Burton Holmes

America‘s most famous travel showman

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John Dos Passos

American writer

Ernest Hemingway

American writer, then foreign correspondent for the ‘Toronto Star Weekly’

Greta Garbo

Swedish actress

Mauritz Stiller

Finnish-Swedish film director

Einar Hanson

Swedish actor

Zozo Dalmas

Greek diva, actress and operetta singer

Berthe Georges-Gaulis

French journalist and writer

Maurice Dekobra

French writer

Willy Sperco

Italian writer and journalist

Graham Greene

British writer

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

Prince of Wales

Josephine Baker

American dancer, singer and actresss


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Raffles, Galle Face, Astor House — just drop these names at a dinner conversation and you are embarking on a romatntic journey down memory lane.

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WILLARD, WASHINGTON D C, 1850 MILLS HOUSE, CHARLESTON, 1853 PARKER HOUSE, BOSTON, 1855 MENGER, SAN ANTONIO, 1859 BALSAMS GRAND, DIXVILLE NOTCH, 1866 MOHONK MOUNTAIN, NEW PALTZ, 1869 PALMER HOUSE, CHICAGO, 1870 ROYAL HAWAIIAN, HAWAII, 1872 WENTWORTH BY THE SEA, NEWCASTLE, 1874 PALACE, SAN FRANCISCO, 1875 SAGAMORE, BOLTON LANDING, 1883 CHELSEA, NEW YORK, 1884 STRATER, DURANGO, 1887 GRAND HOTEL, MACKINACK, MICHIGAN, 1887 JEKYLL ISLAND CLUB, JEKYLL ISLAND, 1887 DEL CORONADO, SAN DIEGO, 1888 JEROME, ASPEN, 1889 CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA (CAN), 1890 PLAZA, NEW YORK, 1890 BROWN PALACE, DENVER, 1892 HISTORIC VANCE, STATESVILLE NORTH, 1892 CHATEAU FRONTENAC, QUEBEC, 1893 PFISTER, MILWAUKEE, 1893 WALDORF–ASTORIA, NEW YORK, 1893 JEFFERSON, RICHMOND, 1895 GREAT SOUTHERN, COLUMBUS, 1897 MOANA SURFRIDER, HONOLULU 1901 PINEHURST 1901 GRAN HOTEL MERIDA, MEXICO 1901 THE FAIRMONT, 1907 STOCKYARDS, FT. WORTH, 1907 HUNTINGTON, PASADENA, 1907 PLAZA, NEW YORK, 1907 PAVILLON, NEW ORLEANS, 1907 EMPRESS, VICTORIA (CAN) 1908 PLAZA, HAVANNA, 1908 STANLEY, ESTES PARK 1909 PLAZA, BUENO AIRES, 1909 US GRANT, SAN DIEGO, 1910

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D’ANGLETERRE, COPENHAGEN, 1755 BREIDENBACHER HOF, DÜSSELDORF, 1813 DANIELI, VENICE, 1822 SHELBOURNE, DUBLIN, 1824 NASSAUER HOF, WIESBADEN, 1830 DES BERGUES,GENEVA, 1834 BROWN’S, LONDON, 1837 SAVOY BAUR EN VILLE, ZURICH, 1838 BAUR AU LAC, ZURICH, 1844 VALTIONHOTELLI, PUNKAHARJU, 1845 WESTMINSTER, PARIS, 1846 INGHILTERRA, ROMA, 1850 SEILER HOTEL MONTE ROSA, ZERMATT, 1853 VIER JAHRESZEITEN, MUNICH, 1858 GAUER HOTEL SCHWEIZERHOF, BERNE, 1859 BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE, LAUSANNE, 1861


THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD DE PARIS, MONTE CARLO, 1864 DE L’EUROPE, HEIDELBERG, 1865 LANGHAM, LONDON, 1865 VICTORIA JUNGFRAU, INTERLAKEN,1865 ÖSTERREICHISCHER HOF, SALZBURG, 1866 AMSTEL, AMSTERDAM, 1866 ATHÉNÉE (PLAZA ATHÉNÉE), PARIS, 1867 GRAND HOTEL, VIENNA, 1870 CAP EDEN ROC, ANTIBES, 1870 BRENNER’S PARK, BADEN-BADEN, 1872 PALACE, TURIN, 1872 GRAND HOTEL DUCH D’AOSTA, TRIESTE, 1873 VILLA SERBELLONI, BELLAGIO, 1873 BÜRGENSTOCK, 1873 IMPERIAL, VIENNA, 1873 GRAND HOTEL, OSLO, 1874 GRANDE BRETAGNE, ATHENS, 1874 GRAND HOTEL, DAVOS, 1875 GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST. PETERSBURG, 1875 LE RICHEMOND, GENEVA, 1875 GRAND HOTEL ET DES PALMES, PALERMO, 1875 SACHER, VIENNA, 1876 FRANKFURTER HOF, FRANKFURT, 1876 INTER CONTINENTAL, PARIS, 1878 MONT BLANC, MEGÈVE, 1880 DES INDES, THE HAGUE, 1881 GRAND HOTEL VESUVIO, NAPLES, 1882 KRASNAPOLSKY, AMSTERDAM, 1883 HASSLER, ROME, 1885 KÄMP, HELSINKI, 1887 SPLENDIDE ROYAL, LUGANO, 1887 PANHANS, SEMMERING, 1888 FÜRSTENHOF, LEIPZIG, 1889 SAVOY, LONDON, 1889 REID’S, FUNCHAL, 1891 SCHLOSS VELDEN, 1891BRISTOL, VIENNA, 1892 PERA PALACE HOTEL, ISTANBUL, 1892 DU PALAIS, BIARITZ, 1893 GRAND, ROME, 1894 MÉTROPOLE, BRUSSELS, 1895 DE L’EUROPE, AMSTERDAM, 1896 GRAND HOTEL PUPP, KARLOVY VARY, 1896 PALACE, ST MORITZ, 1896 ROYAL (GRAND HOTEL), BUDAPEST 1896 VIER JAHRESZEITEN, HAMBURG, 1897 CONNAUGHT, LONDON, 1897 BAYERISCHER HOF, MUNICH, 1897 BRITANNIA, TRONDHEIM, 1897 CLARIDGE’S, LONDON, 1898 RITZ, PARIS, 1898 MÉTROPOLE, MOSCOW, 1898 DOLDER GRAND, ZURICH, 1899 GREAT CENTRAL, LONDON, 1899 CONTINENTAL, OSLO, 1900 VILLA IGIEA GRAND HOTEL, PALERMO, 1900 TURNBERRY, AYSHIRE, 1901 BRISTOL, WARSAW, 1901 PARKHOTEL, DÜSSELDORF, 1902

SPLENDIDO, POROTFINO, 1902 BALMORAL, EDINBURGH, 1902 VALTIONHOTELLI, IMATRA, 1903 GRAND MIRAMARE, ST. MARGHERITA, 1903 CALEDONIAN, EDINBURGH, 1903 PARKHHOTEL VITZNAU, 1903 EXCELSIOR, ROME, 1906 MONTREUX PALACE, 1906 PALACE, LUZERN, 1906 RITZ, LONDON, 1906 MOSKVA, BEOGRAD, 1906 TRIANON PALACE, PARIS, 1907 ADLON, BERLIN, 1907 GRAND HOTEL VESUVIO 1908 DIANA MAJESTIC, MILAN, 1908 HYDE PARK, LONDON, 1908 GRAND HOTEL DU CAP FERRAT, 1908 EXCELSIOR, VENICE, 1908 WALDHAUS, SILS MARIA, 1908 ASTORIA, BRUSSELS, 1909 CRILLON, PARIS, 1909 ROYAL CLUB EVIAN, 1909 ATLANTIC, HAMBURG, 1909 PREMIER PALACE KIEV, 1909 PALACE PRAHA, 1909 AXELMANNSTEIN, BERCHTESGADEN, 1909 LOTTI, PARIS, 1910 THE GORING, LONDON, 1910

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SHEPHEARD’S, CAIRO, 1841 SUISSE, KANDY, 1850 NEW ORIENTAL, GALLE, 1863 GALLE FACE, COLOMBO, 1864 GEZIRA PALACE (Marriott), CAIRO, 1865 BELA VISTA, MACAO, 1870 GRAND, YOKOHAMA, 1873 HILL CLUB, NUWARA ELIYA, 1876 ORIENTAL, BANGKOK, 1876 EASTERN & ORIENTAL, PENANG, 1885 WINTER PALACE, LUXOR, 1887 WINDSOR, MELBOURNE, 1887 RAFFLES, SINGAPORE, 1887 GRAND, CALCUTTA, 1890 IMPERIAL, TOKYO, 1890 MENA HOUSE, GIZA, 1890 DES INDES (DJALAN GADJAH MADA), JAKARTA, 1897 MAIDEN’S, DELHI, 1898 MOUNT NELSON, CAPE TOWN, 1899 CATARACT, ASWAN, 1899 GRAND DE PEKING, BEIJING, 1900 STRAND, RANGOON (YANGON) 1901 METROPOLE HANOI 1901 MORIN SAIGON 1901 NARA, 1909 MAJAPAHIT, SURABAYA, 1910

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