Paperback. Pub Date: 2002 Pages: 256 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Hip Hotels: City was the very first book to address a whole new travel...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2002 Pages: 256 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Hip Hotels: City was the very first book to address a whole new travel phenomenon: hotels of such sheer style and individuality that they have redefined the travel experience. Through innovative architecture. outstanding design. and world-class cuisine. Hip Hotels have become destinations in their own right. But the book did not just identify a trend. it has led it. This revised edition reflects that. introducing ten stunning new hotels. They include Blakes in Amsterdam. Anouska Hempel's latest venture. which ings her Asian-inflected minimalism to a superb piece of Dutch Golden Age architecture. In London there is One Aldwych. one of the finest examples of the new contemporary luxury that is fast turning the traditional ...
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome: Great days out / Art / Shops / Hotels / Churches / Fountains / Maps / Walks / Museums / Restaurants / Palazzi - 1405333774
Helps to discover the historically cultural city of Rome. This title includes hundreds of photographs, maps and illustrations that help to make planning...... more
Helps to discover the historically cultural city of Rome. This title includes hundreds of photographs, maps and illustrations that help to make planning your Roman escape simple. It explores various things you need to know about the history, the architecture and the art of this stylish and ancient city.
Budapest: City Guide (Bradt Travel Guides (City Guides)) - 1841623881
Budapest Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths, and...... more
Budapest Budapest has it all: spectacular architecture, award-winning cultural festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, historic thermal baths, and business-friendly hotels. This third edition is packed with up-to-the-minute information on hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants. It also provides travellers with what they need on where to stay, eat and drink. Full description
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip...... more
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip Hotels: Escape it's not just a dream. Interior design expert (and author of Hip Hotels: City) Ypma tracks down photographs and meticulously records over 40 hotels around the world that will, in his opinion, provide a real escape from the pressures of modern life.For some, escape means roughing it in nature--climbing a mountain, trekking with a backpack. Ypma's idea of escape is more sophisticated. The best escape locations, he writes, "amplify the attractions of their setting" and enable us to recognise "man's ability to enhance the beauty of a beautiful place." It's no surprise, then, that the hotels Ypma chooses don't have the conventional feel of a Hilton or Sheraton; many are family-run and all are unique. At Amandari, on Bali, guests don't get a room, they get a house positioned along walkways that echo the arrangement of a traditional Balinese village. At the Ice Hotel in Sweden, glasses and beds are literally made out of ice. It's important to the author that the hotels he describes have been constructed with ecological sensitivity: most, like the log cabins of Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, are built from local materials and their food and design reflect local culture.The hotels are listed in alphabetical order by country. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and room rates (in local currencies) are provided. Despite their relatively small sizes, France, Great Britain, and Italy get the most attention; combined they have 13 hotels to North America's five, South America's two and Australia's one. Ympa's luscious, detailed photographs accompany equally descriptive text that's rich in cultural detail and literary reference (Carey on Australia, Chatwin on Chile). The author has a habit of mentioning the stars, actors, media and entertainment types who have vacationed at each hotel. This may grate some nerves but it also points to a shift in travel patterns; as travel becomes less exclusive, it's not only the stars who get the chance to combine luxury with environmental awareness in their choice of escape destinations. --Tamsin Todd
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Mexico City - 1405370513
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-08-01 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Mexico...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-08-01 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Mexico City will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether youre looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights. or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - theres even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each. as well as recommendations for hotels. bars and places to shop. Youll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Mexico City and its FREE pull-out map.DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Mexico City - showing you what others only tell you.
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ),...... more
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Music Video, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A dead-straight, endless road leading to nowhere. And at the end of the road: Nouadhibou, a town in the West African country Mauritania, bordered by the ocean on one side and the Sahara Desert on the other. A bleak and inhospitable departure point for the tens of thousands of people that pour in from neighboring countries, all with only one dream in mind: Europe. Hotel Sahara is a film journey to the last invisible border separating the West-African coast and Europe. The bleak city on the Atlantic Coast is a metaphor, a point of arrival and of departure, a gathering place of broken dreams - a place of waiting for that better life on the far side of the Atlantic. It is above all a no-man's land, a place of endless waiting and endless hoping. The film reveals how difficult it is to differentiate between "true" and "false" refugees. Is one "real" only when threatened life and limb? What if one simply desires to escape a deadening lack of perspective? With an observant and cautious eye, Hotel Sahara documents how closely the dream of a better life is linked to sudden stagnancy, and how much patience is required to wait for years to finally, perhaps, arrive somewhere. ...Hotel Sahara ( Xenodoheio Sahara )
Insight Guides: Chicago City Guide (Insight City Guides) - 9812586121
Providing a visual introduction to Chicago, this guide includes 2 street atlases which locate hotels and restaurants, and plot principal sites and...... more
Providing a visual introduction to Chicago, this guide includes 2 street atlases which locate hotels and restaurants, and plot principal sites and attractions. It features an overview map which introduces the places section and highlights the sights at a glance.
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Hotel Bristol - a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna, Austria - save 38%
Named as one of the "Top 75 Hotels in Europe" by Condé Nast Traveler, the fabulous Hotel Bristol is an elegant and exclusive retreat in...... more
Named as one of the "Top 75 Hotels in Europe" by Condé Nast Traveler, the fabulous Hotel Bristol is an elegant and exclusive retreat in the heart of Vienna. Your stay includes a gorgeous buffet breakfast and a sublime room overlooking the magnificent Vienna State Opera, right opposite the hotel.Fine Austrian hospitality and impeccable service await at this five-star city staple. From the fin-de-siècle antiques to the latest technology, every little detail is designed to impress, and has been for over 100 years. Highlights of Austrian art adorn the walls, friendly staff offer tips on what to do and see in Vienna and the delectable dining opportunities at gourmet Bristol Lounge will blow you away. If youre looking for a city break with a difference, this is one way to see Vienna in inimitable style.
Paperback. Pub Date: December 2007 Pages: 192 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: December 2007 Pages: 192 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book! StyleCity: the first series to-ing the LIFESTYLE perspective to CityTravel Guides Super- smart city guides. - Esquire Indispensable. - Town & CountryThe StyleCity series offers exciting photography. insider knowledge. high design. and visual intelligence. Along with Hip Hotels. it launched a revolution in travel-book publishing.Ideally suited for both short stays and major vacations. StyleCity books single out places that are really worth finding for a genuine city experience. Each volume covers some 200 restaurants. cafes. bars. bistros. shops. boutiques. and hotels. ensuring that there is plenty of information for both visitors and locals.Cosmopolitan. liberal. design-conscious. and enlightened. Amsterdam idges high and low cult...
Mortons House Hotel, Corfe Castle, Dorset - save 38%
Mortons House Hotel, a beautifully-restored 16th century manor house, is an award-winning 21-bedroom luxury hotel and restaurant, located in the...... more
Mortons House Hotel, a beautifully-restored 16th century manor house, is an award-winning 21-bedroom luxury hotel and restaurant, located in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, which lies in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. Mortons House is a perfect base for walkers and those seeking an escape from city living. In recent years, Mortons House has been declared 'Small Hotel of the Year, and has also received a Silver Award for 'Accessible Accommodation (South West Tourism) and a 'Gold Award' status from VisitBritain.The nearby Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Status site, with its beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, history, geology and wildlife, making it a 'must-see' during your trip. In addition to its great location, Morton House Hotel's two-AA Rosette restaurant offers incredible food, using predominantly local ingredients (with a few twists, naturally). A great stay for those looking to explore the south coast.
Insight Guides: Athens City Guide (Insight City Guides) - 9812585656
From the Acropolis to the city's outlying beaches and from the stylish museums of Kolonaki to the nightlife of Psyrri, this guide covers the...... more
From the Acropolis to the city's outlying beaches and from the stylish museums of Kolonaki to the nightlife of Psyrri, this guide covers the city of Athens. The places section contains a rundown of all the attractions worth seeing and a travel tips section provides detailed information on everything from travel and hotels to shops and festivals.
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Advantages: Nice and central, can be cheap, a good bed Disadvantages: Not particularly rock and roll
...Our third weekend away this year found us in Sheffield City Centre on a Saturday night after seeing up and coming bluesy solo singer George Ezra (he was excellent) at the fabled Leadmill. A desire to binge drink, mixed with the lousy public travel links between our town and Sheffield (just 30 miles or so to the south of our home) necessitated a cheap pit stop; I found a city centre room...
Advantages: NONE AT ALL! Disadvantages: IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE AND BANK BALANCE DONT BOOK WITH TRAVEL CITY DIRECT EVER!
...Seriously if you value your health you will not book your holiday through travel city, whom are now part of the xl leisure group plc, and use xl as their airline carriers! My family and i, two adults and three kids youngest aged 6 thought we had a reasonable deal when we booked our recent holiday to orlando. It was our fourth visit and the first time we had booked with T.C.D, we also purchased...
Advantages: None spring to mind now Disadvantages: Ruined family holiday
...due to the hurricane our plane had not left Sanford and we were being delayed until 11pm, but we would be updated at 1pm. Oh well, the hurricane, can't be helped. We eventually check our luggage in and settled down to a day at gatwick airport. At 1pm we waited but no update and no Travel City Direct reps to be found, in fact we had to wait until 5pm for an announcement for passengers on our...