TWA Layovers: Del Hotel Plaza al Cielo

TWA Layovers: Del Hotel Plaza al Cielo »

10 Jun, 2022
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During my thirty years as a TWA flight attendant, I spent many a layover at the Hotel Plaza. Whether coming off a new Boeing 707 in the sixties, the whale-sized 747 in the eighties or a sleek 767 in the nineties, the Plaza was my home away from home. The hotel was nestled inside the Edificio España, wrapped in a cozy cocoon of cafeterias, bars, restaurants and watering holes that catered to all tastes. There always seemed to be fruit floating in the water of the pool in the top floor from someone's sangria. And once in a while, a naked Maja was seen running across the balcony chased by a Don Juan Tenorio.

MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA

MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA »

16 May, 2022
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Since opening last 8 April, the Zara megastore at Plaza España has been converted, perhaps inadvertently – or is it? – into a tourist attraction! This Zara, and its sister-store Stradivarius on the west wing of Edificio España, were the first Inditex stores to be opened immediately after heiress Marta Ortega assumed her post as Chairperson of Inditex, the world's largest apparel retailer. The inauguration of this Zara marks Marta Ortega’s debut in the stratosphere of Inditex’s hierarchy.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: WHO’S WHO, WHERE AND WHY THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: WHO’S WHO, WHERE AND WHY THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY »

2 Oct, 2016
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Jean Allen’s Society column was the heart and soul of Guidepost.

JEAN ALLEN (1929-2014): A SERIVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR HER LIFE

JEAN ALLEN (1929-2014): A SERIVICE OF THANKSGIVING FOR HER LIFE »

30 Sep, 2016
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She was invited, welcomed and respected everywhere as she covered the entire gamut of the English community. They were always happy to make her part of their celebrations. Everyone liked Jean.

THE TIGER CUB WHO LOVES PAELLA

THE TIGER CUB WHO LOVES PAELLA »

28 Apr, 2016
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History comes into play in the discernible predilection by Filipino investors for prime real estate properties in Spain

LONG LOST GP COLLEAGUES SURFACE IN EXOTIC SHANGHAI, etc!

LONG LOST GP COLLEAGUES SURFACE IN EXOTIC SHANGHAI, etc! »

13 Oct, 2013
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A toast to our colleagues at GP. Once a GP writer always a GP writer, right?