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The second (and final) selection of matchboxes.  Mostly of hotels, and roughly grouped into continents.  Some of the matches missed out in the first post (EAT) were added here and there… 

Above: Movenpick (Heliopolis-Egypt), Sheraton (Doha-Qatar), Le Meridien (Casablanca-Morocco), Crowne Plaza (Farwaniya-Kuwait), The Residence (Tunis-Tunisia) & Sheraton (Muscat-Oman).

The Bellagio (Las Vegas-USA), Sacred Sea Room (Las Vegas-USA), Aladdin (Las Vegas-USA), Luxor (Las Vegas-USA), MGM Grand (Las Vegas-USA), Stratosphere Tower (Las Vegas-USA), Best Western (New York-USA), The Doral (Miami-USA), Pacific Time (Miami-USA) & again Luxor (Las Vegas-USA).

The Leela (Mumbai-India), Sheraton (Karachi-Pakistan), Taj Mahal Hotel (Mumbai-India), Hilton (Colombo-Sri Lanka), Sheraton (Dhaka-Bangladesh) & Shangri La (Beijing-China).

Scandic Hotel (Odense-Denmark), Castle Hotel (Windsor-UK), Swisshotel (don’t know – but not Switzerland. I haven’t been there), Foxhills (Woking-UK), Hostellerie Des Clos (Chblis-France), Sheraton (Stockholm-Sweden), Hilton (Budapest-Hungary), Radisson Edwardian (London-UK), The Berkshire (London-UK), The Landmark (London-UK), Sofitel (Paris-France), The Fitzwilliam (Dublin-Ireland), The Kempinski (Amsterdam-Holland), Grand Hotel (Stockholm-Sweden), Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir (Reykjavik-Iceland), Radisson SAS (Nice-France), Imperial Hotel (Copenhagen-Denmark), Inter-Continental (London-UK), Churchill Inter-Continental (London), Thistle Hotel (London-UK), Hilton (Brussels-Belgium), First Hotel (Copenhagen-Denmark), Four Pillars (Oxford-UK), Mercure (Paris-France) & Jolly Hotel (I remember laughing at the name but I don’t know where I stayed in one).

East Burnham Conference Centre (Farnham-UK).  This is where it all began!  My first matchbox from my job interview in August 1996!

Prince (Danish brand includinfg the original), Think Daily (Houston-USA) & Scotts (London-UK).

Flamingo (Las Vegas-USA), The Stonemasons Arms (London-UK), Prince (Danish Brand), Don’t know (Taxi in Antwerp), Q8 Denmark & The Championship at Wimbledon (UK).

The strange thing is, I don’t know where these are from…

Brenan’s (Houston-USA), Biella (Salmiya-Kuwait) & Cafe Mondo (Beirut-Lebanon) 

… More random boxes.  I found the BAT boxes at a building we hired for a training programme.  I found out later they owned it.

Jumeirah Hotel (Jumeirah-UAE), The Inn on the Green (Dublin-Ireland), Rantasipi Bokabong (Pillannesberg-South Africa)

Abu Nawas (Tunis-Tunisia), Safir Heliopolitan (Beirut-Lebanon), Crowne Plaza (Jeddah-Saudi Arabia), Sheraton (Kuwait City-Kuwait), The Ritz Carlton (Manama-Bahrain), Safir International (Kuwait City-Kuwait), Majestic (Dubai-UAE), Hilton (Jeddah-Saudi Arabia), Phoenicia Intercontinental (Beirut-Lebnon), Al Manshar Rotana (Fahaheel-Kuwait) & Millennium (Dubai-UAE).

Movenpick (Al Khobar-Saudi Arabia), Le Meridien (Manama-Bahrain), Le Gulf Meridien (Al Khobar-Saudi Arabia, Jumeirah Hotel (Jumairah-UAE), Four Points Sheraton (Kuwaiti City-Kuwait), Sheraton (Damascus-Syria), Ramada Plaza (Doha-Qatar), Al Shourfah (Medina-Saudi Arabia), Sheraton (Cairo-Egypt), Legacy (Johannesburg-South africa), Golden Tulip (Al Khobar-Saudi Arabia) & Sheraton (Muscat-Oman).

Holiday Inn (Cape Town-South Africa), Abu Nawas II (Tunis-Tunisia), Intercontinental (Doha-Qatar), Sheraton Gazeera (Cairo-Egypt), Huma (Tehran-Iran), Don’t Know, Hilton (Mecca-Saudi Arabia), Le Meridien (Phuket-Thailand), Le Bristol (Beirut-Lebanon) & Sheraton (Abu Dhabi-UAE).


  1. Now there are some interesting locations! U have been around! lol!

    • Jonyboy
    • Posted 6 April 2009 at 10:18 am
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    Bu Yousef…you been to ‘ALL’ these places…????!!!

    Tats really cooooollll.

    Btw….tats a very nice and interesting collection you hav there. Hope to see more.

  2. brilliant collection mr.globe trotter!
    and oh! the pink tipped match sticks are just adorable!

  3. — Marzouq
    They were very interesting. Yes I have “been around” 🙂

    — Jonyboy
    I have yes… Don’t expect any more for a while. I find myself at the same places – so the same match boxes 🙂

    — sadia
    Thanks… Until I took these photos, I didn’t know they were pink 🙂

  4. You’re really been around haven’t you ? 😉

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