Luxury Hotels in Literature

Waldhotel Arosa – Thomas Mann “Der Zauberberg”

Hotel Elephant, Weimar – J.W.v. Goethe

Grand Hotel La Perla, Pamplona – Ernest Hemingway

Pera Palace Istanbul – Agatha Christie “Murder in the Orient-Express”

Winter Palace & Old Cataract – Agatha Christie “Death on the Nile”

Villa Feltrinelli – remotely connected with Boris Pasternak “Dr. Zhivago”

Hotel Oloffson, Port-au-Prince – Graham Greene “The Comedians”

The Stanley Hotel, Colorado – Stephen King “Shining”

Timberline Lodge, Oregon – Stanley Kubrick’s film choice for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in “Shining”

Askanischer Hof, Berlin – Franz Kafka “Der Prozess (The Trial)”

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Nairobi, Kenya – Karen Blixen “Out of Africa”

Finch Hatton’s Luxury Camp, Tsavo, Kenya – after Karen Blixen’s Lover, game hunter Denys Finch Hatton

Twin Farms, Vermont – Once owned by Harry Sinclair Lewis, first American recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature, and his wife, journalist Dorothy Thompson

Grand Hotel des Bains, Venice-Lido – Thomas Mann “Death in Venice”

The Cadogan Hotel, London – John Betjeman “The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel”

Waldorf-Astoria The Roosevelt, New Orleans – Arthur Hailey “Hotel”

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans – Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, William Faulkner

Hotel Del Coronado, – L. Frank Baum “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Hotel Algonquin, NY –

The Plaza, NY – Kay Thompson “Eloise” and F. Scott Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby”

The Ritz, Paris – F. Scott Fitzgerald “Tender is the night”

The Bristol, Berlin – Vicki Baum “Menschen im Hotel”

The Metropole, Hanoi – Graham Greene “The Quiet American”

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