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Rooms with a view : the secret life of grand hotels
Rooms with a view : the secret life of grand hotels
Mourby, Adrian2017
Articles
Salvador Dalí once asked room service at Hôtel Le Meurice in Paris to send him up a flock of sheep. When they were duly brought to his room he got out a gun and fired blanks at them. George Bernard Shaw tried to learn the tango at Reid's Palace in Madeira, and the details of India's independence were worked out in the ballroom of the Imperial Hotel, Delhi. The grand hotels have provided glamorous backgrounds for some of the most momentous - and most bizarre - events of world history. Adrian Mourby is a distinguished hotel historian and travel journalist - and a lover of great hotels. Here he tells the stories of 50 of the world's most magnificent, among them the Adlon in Berlin, the Cipriani in Venice, the Intercontinental in Saigon, Raffles in Singapore, the Dorchester in London, Hotel Kamp in Helsinki, the Pera Palace in Istanbul - and, a personal favourite, the Art Deco Midland in Morecambe Bay.
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Imprint:
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2017.
Collation:
304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781785782756 (hbk)
Dewey class:
910.4609
Language:
English
BRN:
2576399
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