Author(s): Fritz Gubler
The hotel industry is constantly transforming and this latest publication ensures that you're informed of every detail, from unexpected ownership changes to lavish renovations. Boasting an additional 16 pages, the travel experience has been extended to explore even more great hotels, from the affluent Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, to the historical H des Trois Couronnes in Switzerland. Revel in the stories of the personalities who influenced, shaped and developed the hotel industry, be they daring financiers, visionary owners, inventive architects, cutting-edge designers, devoted hoteliers or renowned chefs. Marvel at the joint venture of an experienced Venetian Hotelier and an ambitious Austrian, resulting in the birth of another hotel dynasty, the Bauer-Gr. And travel back in time as you watch the Hotel Grande Bretagne transform into a refugee home during the Greek Civil War (1946-49), before it was once again opened to paying guests in 1956. Casebound with a French-fold jacket, the book itself has undergone a stunning refurbishment, featuring a completely new design, gold embellishments and timeless opulence.
Exquisite new images fill the pages, many coming directly from the hotels' owners, showing the newly refurbished areas. Each page is as stunning as the next, displaying an array of amazing architecture, beautiful scenery, famous faces and memorable historic moments.