Monthly Archives: June 2013

HotelFacts: #8: Count Peter of Savoy

For the eighth in our series of Hotel Facts, we return to The Savoy … again … (seeing a pattern here?) A jewel of an Art Deco refit in 1930, the new frontage of The Savoy London included a 1904 sculpture of Count Peter … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts: #7: Kaspar the Cat

Kaspar is a three foot tall, beautifully carved, exquisitely drawn sculpture of a cat, commissioned from Basil Ionides in 1926 from a single piece of plane tree.  For many however, their first glimpse of the elusive feline, is on the … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #6: The Hedge Museum

For the sixth in our Hotel Facts series, we return again to Spain,  the Castile y Leon area and Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – a privately owned historic winery and hotel estate   dating back to the twelfth century.  This obelisk, above, … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – The Fairmont Banff Springs – part two

For the second part of our vintage series featuring The Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada (this year celebrating her 125th Anniversary), we turn our attention to the hotel staff who to our mind, are as important to a luxury … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Fairmont Banff Springs – part one

This year The Fairmont Banff Springs “Canada’s Castle in the Rockies” celebrates its 125th Anniversary of legendary hospitality. With the original hotel burning down in 1926, the French chateau style which you can see today took its place in 1928, with various additions made … Continue reading

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