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The „Astoria“ will be back!

ONCE IT WAS THE HOTBED OF THE INTER- NATIO- NAL VIPs – even Enrico Caruso slept hier! Opened in 1915, the „Astoria“ stands close to the equally famous train station, both being fine examples of Imperial architecture and representing in splendor the former wealth of this Saxonian town. But the State ownership during the socialist … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS What A „Holiday Inn“!

OH, I REMEMBER IT AS A POSH HOTEL, THIS „HOLIDAY INN“ in BEIRUT: A huge building, overlooking the warm and blue Mediterranean. With a rotating restaurant on the highest floor and probably the most luxurious hotel of the chain. Some days ago I stood in front of it, speechless – it’s a ruin since 1991, … Weiterlesen »

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