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 ...
Bruges city break with Eurostar, Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium - save 30%
Criss-crossed with gleaming canals and jam-packed with astounding Medieval architecture, traditional markets and chocolate box houses, the tiny city of...... more
Criss-crossed with gleaming canals and jam-packed with astounding Medieval architecture, traditional markets and chocolate box houses, the tiny city of Bruges feels like another world. You'll be staying at Hotel Prinsenhof, which has won the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award award three times and is right in the city centre, just three minutes walk from Market Square.Interiors are cosy and inviting with a traditional, homely vibe. There's a pretty breakfast room serving continental breakfasts and a lounge bar where you can chill out with a drink. Bedrooms have luxury en suite bathrooms with jetted tubs, Fragonard toiletries and fluffy bathrobes. To make your trip all the more glamorous, you'll also have the advantage of travelling by Standard Premier Eurostar, which means you'll have the bonus of spacious carriages, a fast check in, magazines and a light meal and refreshment served on board.
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
Luxury Thailand triple-centre holiday, Dusit hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket - save 24%
Thailand, a place where east perfectly blends with west, is adventurous yet accessible, chaotic yet calming and lively yet luxurious. With diverse pockets of...... more
Thailand, a place where east perfectly blends with west, is adventurous yet accessible, chaotic yet calming and lively yet luxurious. With diverse pockets of terrain, culture and lifestyle, this tour takes in three sublimely different destinations; you'll experience the bustling markets of Bangkok, the soaring temples of Chiang Mai and the powdery sands of dreamy Phuket. With this offer, life really is beach.Your holiday will begin in Thailand's exhilaratingly mad capital at the luxurious Dusit Thani hotel. From your chic base, youll have easy access to all of the citys vibrant street life and cultural landmarks such as the historic Grand Palace and the soaring Wat Arun and Wat Pho Buddhist temples. To help you make the most of your stay here, weve also included a tour of the wonderful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.Once youve had your fill of Bangkok, youll jump on a plane to the breathtakingly beautiful cultural capital of Chiang Mai. With its soaring mountains, sprawling river and ancient Buddhist temples (which youll be able to take in on your half-day city and temples tour), this city has plenty to offer. Youll be staying at dusitD2, a hotel which secured a coveted place on Condé Nasts Hot List. Located just off Chiang Mais renowned Chang Klan Road, youll be just steps away from the citys bustling night bazaar, restaurants and shops.Next, it's on to Phuket for a stint of uninterrupted rest and relaxation at Dusit Thani Laguna Resort. This spot is a tropical haven of breath taking stretches of golden sands, crystal clear waters, concealed Buddhist temples and delicious cuisine. Here you'll swap the noisy silk markets with a verdant location and feng-shui inspired interiors just steps from the warm Andaman Sea. For more information about our offer inclusions, please see below. Here's a brief look at your itinerary:Days one-four: BangkokDays four-seven: Chiang MaiDays seven-fifteen: PhuketGood to knowYour outbound (and possibly your inbound) flight will be overnight, so while this is a 14-night holiday, you will be away from home for a total of 15 or 16 nights. Check the Travel details tab for more information. In addition, youll need a passport with six months validity left on your date of return to the UK.
Advantages: Great clean hotel, close to the train station and the centre of Rome Disadvantages: Not very friendly to young couples
...Piemonte hotels aren?t a brand of hotels I?ve heard of before, but looking at it on Google it looks like there is only one in Rome, there are others with similar names but looking at the crest there is only the one hotel piemonte and that?s the one in Italy. This hotel is situated on a street corner, now don?t be fooled by the pictures because although it is on a corner, there are streets all the way...
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: Well located, polite staff Disadvantages: Strange route to getting to the sauna!
...So, another year passes and another trip to Germany's Christmas Markets now firmly in the past, it's time to report back!
A little bit about Leipzig
Forming part of the Former East Germany, Leipzig is a city of transformation. Although 500 years old, the biggest changes seem to have been happening in the past 15 years. It has seen a lot of the architecture associated with communism...