30 YEARS FAMOUSHOTELS BOOKS

For 30 years, we are researching and producing books about legendary famous hotels. Each book is a single piece of art, individually inspired, skillfully crafted, written by Andreas Augustin.

Here is our up-to-date list of available titles.

Some rare books have been made available for this special occasion.
Dedicated gifts and Christmas packing upon request. All books will be personally autographed by the author.

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PERA PALACE ISTANBUL

The book about modern Turkish society as founded by Atatürk almost 100 years ago and its finest hotel. More…

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DIANA MAJESTIC Milan: The metropolis of fashion. More  …

EXCELSIOR ROME

At the fabled Via Veneto, in the eternal city of Rome, stands the Excelsior. The secret hideaway of the famous and the rich and all the others who entertain us. This book is based on years of research, on
hundreds of private and archival photographs and personal interviews. More…

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FRANKFURTER HOF

German or English / Since the days of César Ritz the most experienced hoteliers managed this hotel. More…

 

GOLDENER HIRSCH

This is a MUST! Since 600 years (!) the Goldener Hirsch is a landmark of
Salzburg, of Austria! … Roman days to Italian tenors, from Mozart to
The Sound of Music.  MORE…

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GRAND HOTEL BELVEDERE DAVOS

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

 

GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, ST. PETERSBURG

Along Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaya Street stretches one of the finest hotels of the continent. More…

The Grand Hotel Royal opened in 1896 as the largest hotel of the continent at its time and became the melting pot of the world of yesterday. More …

GRAND HOTEL VIENNA —  of greatest historic importance, as it is
historically seen the oldest of all remaining 5star luxury hotels in
Vienna. This is of course only theoretically true – it wasn’t a hotel between 1958 and 1994, when it reopend, totally rebuilt. Its historic facade was the only part of the old building that had to remain intact. More…

hotel imperial by andreas augustinIMPERIAL VIENNA

One of Viennas most famous palaces has been turned into a hotel. That was in 1873. The decade preceding this change saw Vienna under construction. Franz Joseph, a young and dynamic emperor, had the Ringstrasse built. More …

 

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HOTEL REGINA WIEN:
2016 – new!
It was here, that author Stefan Zweig penned down his hand written catalogue of autographs. He donated this collection to the Austrian National Museum. The Hotel Regina became his last official address in Vienna. More…

RITZ MADRID

The name inspired Andreas Augustin and his coauthor Tom Cane as a synonym for quality, for excellence, an euphemism for a world beyond the reach of the average man in the street. More

HOTEL SACHER WIEN

The Hotel Sacher is a Viennese institution. It opened its doors in 1876. Franz Sacher invented the Original Sacher Torte in 1832. For the first time we throw light on his life, the life of one of the most creative and successful chefs of his time.

Meet the legendary Anna Sacher and her 100 pet dogs, discover an old invoice proving that Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Elisabeth, had her private deliveries of Sacher-Torte to the palace,  … more …

‘I had Tea’ – books are a treasure trove of facts, amazing and amusing stories.

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I HAD TEA AT REID’S

Andreas Augustin successfully dilutes any legitimate concerns about an
institution that raises questions like if tea or milk comes first,
scones with cream under or on top of jam, pinky up, down or
away? … More…

mount nelson tea book by andreas augustin coverTHE MOUNT NELSON TREASURY “I HAD TEA AT THE NELLIE”
Andreas Augustin presents another enlightening book on a subject every
philosopher of note had something to say about. To tea or not to tea … is certainly no longer the question. More…

LONDON HILTON ON PARK LANE

MEET YOU AT THE CALA DI VOLPE

METROPOLE HANOI

PEOPLE’S GRAND HOTEL XIAN

PREMIER PALACE KIEV More…
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PARK HOTEL VITZNAU
PALACE EDITION
(ENGLISH & GERMAN)

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REIDS PALACE MADEIRA More…

SCHLOSS VELDEN More…

ST REGIS GRAND HOTEL ROME
In 1894 Cesar Ritz opened the Grand Hotel as the most elegant hotel of Rome. More…

THE CALEDONIAN EDINBURGH More…

THE IMPERIAL NEW DELHI More…

THE MENA HOUSE TREASURY —  Pyramids & Hieroglyphics, the building of the Suez
Canal, the true story of Aida, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
and the best anecdotes the grand old lady Mena House has to tell. More…

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THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK — 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 certainly one of The Most Famous Hotels in the World®. More …

THE PENINSULA HONG KONG

“Anyone who comes to Hong Kong should stay at the Peninsula at least once!” said James Clavell, when author Andreras Augustin called him at
his home in Switzerland. More …

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