Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Grand Hotel – Tsingtao

A contact in America was kind enough to send me some scans of various luggage labels recently from around Asia collected in the 1930s.The Grand Hotel Tsingtao (Qingdao) is a good one as I’m not sure it’s there anymore.

Here’s a picture of the hotel in its heyday.

Grand Hotels Ltd ran three hotels in Tsingtao as their flyer below shows. I don’t know much about the hotel except that it crops up in a lot of GI memoirs – American soldiers were apparently billeted there at the end of World War Two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The hotel became Japanese-owned subsequent to WW1; I have bilingual stock certificates from that era but doubt that they are valid....So the hotel was German, then Japanese, and finally Chinese...