Legendary Grand Hotels
We travel back in time and visit the Grand Hotels that enchant with their own history and the stories of their famous inhabitants.
The greatest luxury hotels in the world, known as the Grand Hotels, stand out as true legends. Their rich history creates an enchanting atmosphere, combined with numerous myths and legends that surround their famous guests. We visit the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem, Le Bristol in Paris, Das Adlon in Berlin, and Beau-Rivage in Geneva. The fateful years of these hotels are brought to life using film and photographs that have rarely been seen before. We reveal the astonishing stories that make the hotels the marvels they are today – the key moments of the past that have shaped the present.
American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem
The American Colony Hotel is an island of peace in a troubled city. We tell the fascinating story of a hotel with a special atmosphere, surrounded by numerous legends, that still attracts illustrious guests from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, literature, art and acting.
Le Bristol, Paris
The history of "Le Bristol" is closely linked to its founder, Hippolyte Jammet. We follow his footsteps uncovering the fateful years of his dream, which was and still is loved by personalities like Konrad Adenauer, Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel or Leonardo Di Caprio.
For more than 100 years, "the Adlon" has been one of the most famous hotels in Germany. Hardly any big name is missing from the Adlon's guest book: Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich. Moreover, no other hotel reflects German history as well as the Adlon.
History has been written at the Hotel Beau-Rivage on Lake Geneva for years. It is Geneva’s top address for personalities and world political affairs. Kofi Annan, Charles de Gaulle, the Dalai Lama and others were and still are among the hotel's guests. We cast a glance out of the hotel windows at this global political stage.
Length4 x 45', 4 x 52' (GER, ENG subs)