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: 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
Advantages: Well located in Duisberg, quite close to the railway station, good comfort level Disadvantages: Quite high priced accomodation
...Hotel Mercure Duisburg City Hotel
A nicely presented hotel from the outside, located in Duisburg City, Germany. The hotel is located on a side street, just around the corner from Starbucks coffee shop and the City Palais Shopping Centre.
My brother and I booked this hotel in January 2011, booked just around 2 months in advance of our stay in Duisburg...
Advantages: Gorgeous Disadvantages: None - i love it
...City hotel Derry
City hotel Derry is a beautiful 4 star hotel situated in the heart of Derry city overlooking the famous River Foyle.
The hotel has 145 executive bedrooms fully designed and are perfect for a great relaxing break/
What the hotel has to offer:
? Wedding Services
? Leisure Services
? Meetings Services
? Drink Receptions
The Wedding service is fantastic...
Advantages: Everyone was helpful and friendly Disadvantages: no free parking
...a bath, but almost all rooms have this already). If you book the suite you also have a balcony overlooking the city centre. What is a disadvantage if you stay the night of Friday to Saturday because the market will begin construction as early as 6 hours in the morning and this is not going quietly. The hotel is very well insulated, but if you're a light sleeper, you might still suffer from the noise...