Grand Hotels of Europe

During the first half of the 20th century the world endured two world wars. Many Grand hotels witnessed the destruction, the victories and the defeats. We'll have the opportunity to discuss this on our blog. 

London and Paris were staging grounds for numerous military and political elites as well as writers, artists

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Hitler, Patton, MacArthur, and Churchill served on the front lines during WWI. These men, along with Himmler, Goring  and de Gaulle, were some of the major military men who played prominent roles in WWII. 

The Savoy in London and the Ritz in Paris are two of the most intriguing hotels from 1890 - 1955. 

Paris's - Ritz Hotel
The Savoy - London
Athen's - Grande-Bretagne
Mont Carlo's - Hotel de Paris
Rome's - Hotel Excelsior

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For you Hemingway aficionados, Ernest arrived in Paris
with his second wife in 1922 and departed with his third wife in 1927.
There's much more...

He seemed to travel well. His wives - not so much
  
Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary, arrive (pictured below) at the Gritti Palace in the 1950s, following an African safari. The manager of the hotel was stunned by the writer’s prodigious consumption of alcohol, observing that “three bottles of Valpolicella first thing in the day were nothing to him.” Hemingway once staged a midnight baseball game in the hotel’s lobby—and instead of being reprimanded, the great American scribe had 10 percent taken off his bill, since nobody had ever played the sport on the premises before.

Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary, arrive at the Gritti Palace in the 1950s, following an African safari. The manager of the hotel was stunned by the writer’s prodigious consumption of alcohol, observing that “three bottles of Valpolicella first thing in the day were nothing to him.” Hemingway once staged a midnight baseball game in the hotel’s lobby—and instead of being reprimanded, the great American scribe had 10 percent taken off his bill, since nobody had ever played the sport on the premises before.

Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife, Mary, arrive at the Gritti Palace in the 1950s, following an African safari. The manager of the hotel was stunned by the writer’s prodigious consumption of alcohol, observing that “three bottles of Valpolicella first thing in the day were nothing to him.” Hemingway once staged a midnight baseball game in the hotel’s lobby—and instead of being reprimanded, the great American scribe had 10 percent taken off his bill, since nobody had ever played the sport on the premises before.

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