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 ...
5* Kuala Lumpur & Borneo holiday, Two Shangri-La hotels, Malaysia - save 20%
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful...... more
What better way to experience the eclectic culture and diverse landscape of Malaysia than to travel from its capital city to its beautiful coast? Staying in two exceptional locations, you'll travel from Malaysia's hip and bustling Kuala Lumpur to the stunning coast of Borneo, a destination bursting with phenomenal natural beauty. Kuala Lumpur has grown from its humble beginnings into a powerful metropolis of skyscrapers, ancient temples, boutiques, market stalls and warungs (street cafes). In the middle of it all, just a short stroll from Central Market, is the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. A tranquil retreat with lush tropical water gardens, a labyrinthine maze, four restaurants, three bars, a spacious decked swimming pool and a brand new health club, it was the winner of the Best Luxury Hotel in Malaysia at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2012.From Malaysia's remarkable capital you'll fly to the northwest coast of Borneo, where you'll be staying in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah State, where soft white beaches are washed with the South China Sea and dense tropical jungle brims with exotic wildlife. At the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, you're just a running jump from the beautiful water and you can see the peak of Mount Kinabalu from your own window. The hotel's Chi Spa was voted the "best spa in Malaysia" by SpaFinder, the dining is refined and varied and the sports facilities are top notch, with a health club and a huge outdoor pool.Our fantastic offer includes three nights at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur in a Deluxe room with breakfast and seven nights at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, in a Kinabalu Mountain View room, on a room-only basis. We've also included a full-day elephant sanctuary tour in Kuala Lumpur as well as return flights from London Heathrow, internal flights and private transfers.Days 1-4: Kuala Lumpur Days 4-11: Borneo
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany: Great days out / Hotels / Art / Restaurants / Churches / Villages / Architecture / Frescoes / Shopping / Landscape - 1405333758
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the...... more
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the entire region with reviews and recommendations for the best restaurants, bars, wineries, shopping and hotels in Florence and throughout Tuscany.
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: New York City - 1409373142
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: New York City Features dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals -...... more
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: New York City Features dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. This guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Full description
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...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...