Category Archives: Hotel Facts

Hotel Facts #13: The Tale of a World-Famous Gingerbread House

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco, has delighted guests with its world-famous gingerbread house every Christmas. The tasty festive display measures an impressive  6.7 metres high by 7 metres wide and each year the pastry shop staff … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #11: The World’s Oldest Jazz Band

We are taking a journey back to Shanghai’s Golden Age of the 1920’s and 1930’s when jazz was the city’s favourite genre! Originally founded in 1980, The Old Jazz Band, whose members are regularly attired in suave black bow ties, … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #9: Get the Buzz

With a commitment to the environment for over 20 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is always looking for new ways in which to enhance their eco-focussed Green Partnership programme.  With the growing gloabal concern about Colony Collapse Disorder with honeybees, Fairmont Hotels … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #5: The Savoy Cocktail Book

In the fifth of our series of Hotel Facts, we celebrate The Savoy Cocktail book, first published in 1930.  The “oeuvre” of the legendary Harry Craddock (who became Head Barman of The American Bar in 1925), this constantly republished book – … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #4: A hotel with its own church

Returning to Spain for the fourth in our Hotel Facts series, we once again, turn our attention to the Castile y Leon area and Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – a beautiful medieval hotel and winery estate set within rows of vineyards. The … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #3: The Envelope

For the third in our series of Hotel Facts, we are once again immersed in the archive of The Savoy London.  I first saw it on some advertising that The Savoy undertook a decade with a clever byline – “Nowadays, … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #2: The Stork’s Nest

For the second in our Hotel Facts series, we turn to Spain – the Castile y Leon area to be precise and Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – a stunning hotel & winery estate dating back to the twelfth century. On the bell … Continue reading

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