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'The Hotel de Luxe': the architectural and social significance of the 'grand hotel' in London 1860-1910

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The London grand hotel or hotel de luxe was a new building type, designed to provide luxury for a changing society. These venues were located at the intersection of public and private, and composed of a series of potentially contradictory characteristics. They combined an idealised past with the excitement of the future. They promised an experience of consumption rooted in traditional status which was also innovative. ‘Modern’ in terms of up-to-date technology, they also exhibited the mode...

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Continuing Education
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2020-03-17

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