There are few things more hip than a coffee table book about hotels. They are the perfect way to add some cool, understated style to your home. They also make great conversation starters, especially if you are a traveller. And, of course, they are a great way to armchair travel and get some vicarious thrills.
So, if you are in the market for a coffee table book about hotels, here are a few of our favorites.
Hip Hotels: New York
The Hip Hotels: New York book covers each district of New York individually, including an introduction to the neighborhood that briefly summarizes its unique ambiance. Each hotel has specially taken images, as well as educational descriptions and important information such as street and email addresses, phone and fax numbers, and room prices. A novel feature of these city guides is the inclusion of a “absolutely must-see” place of unique local importance and a local “must-have lunch or supper” restaurant for each hotel.
101 Hotels, Lobbies, Bars & Restaurants
Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk and Peter Joehnk, two famous hospitality design specialists, present 101 diverse designs in this collection. They find customized design solutions from the world’s most diverse hotels to create the ambiance the user desires, according to the philosophy “Design Follows Atmosphere.” The lobbies, bars, and restaurants exhibited include fresh ideas in historic Grand Hotels, inventive budget hotel solutions, and hospitality areas in award-winning design hotels.
Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book
Taste and Place: The Design Hotels is a famous reference work, admired by architects, designers, restaurateurs, hotels, and creatives worldwide, offers gorgeous photos from leading photographers as well as insightful commentary from the world’s best food writers and culinary innovators.
Great Escapes Greece. The Hotel Book
In Angelika Taschen book, Great Escapes: Greece, she journeys from Macedonia’s mountains in the north to the Peloponnese, with fabled places like Corinth, Sparta, and Olympia, and to the bigger and smaller groupings of islands in the south. She welcomes readers to some of the country’s most unusual hotels, such as Imaret in Kavala, which is housed in a former Ottoman complex; Tainaron Blue Retreat in an isolated ancient defense tower in the Mani; and The Windmill, a converted windmill on the Cycladic island of Kimolos. She brings readers to iconic luxury hotels such as Eagles Palace in Halkidiki and Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses, as well as charming B&Bs such as Guesthouse Mazaraki in Mystras and Mèlisses on Andros, both run by culinary blogger Allegra Pomilio.
When you travel, make a difference. Bon Voyage provides an inside look at the trend toward eco-friendly vacations where excellent hospitality and environmentally friendly travel may coexist. Showcasing incredible design, delectable food, and unique activities, all while committed to an eco-friendly experience for both visitors and locals. From a remote shipwreck lodge in Namibia that protects endangered wildlife to a restored hotel in downtown Hong Kong that draws on local tradition, or a guesthouse in Beirut where Lebanese women teach cooking and pass on family recipes for local dishes.
Hotels of Pyongyang
Despite being one of the world’s most authoritarian and isolated countries, North Korea’s doors remain open to tourists, who spend their time relaxing in Pyongyang’s architecturally stunning hotels, dining in grand banquet halls, belting out songs in kitsch karaoke rooms, and taking in the evening view from one of the revolving restaurants. Hotels of Pyongyang, created by Asia specialist and podcast host James Scullin and photographer Nicole Reed, captures the unexpected variety of North Korean architecture and design, from historic brutalist Soviet to modern dazzling marble, in an extravagantly designed and published book with over 150 beautiful photographs and four in-depth essays.
Over 50 veggie and vegan hotels, and guest houses are ideal for discovering lovely new areas while also enjoying unique vegetarian or vegan cuisine. These outstanding vegetarian and plant-based accommodations are at the top of the list of the several hundred hotels that have joined the Veggie Hotels labels, ensuring you can stay mindful in your nutrition whenever you choose to travel, from a Tuscan country estate to the wellness resort in Bali, a vegan surf camp to an urban design hotel or Ayurveda retreats. Each featured hotel includes useful information as well as beautiful photographs to whet your appetite.
Where Architects Sleep: The Most Stylish Hotels in the World
Nobody appreciates a building like an architect, and for the first time, more than 250 of the world’s greatest architects provide exclusive suggestions on where to stay, exposing everything from known destinations to unexpected gems in Where Architects Sleep. This one-of-a-kind resource features 1,200 listings in over 100 countries, so readers are covered whether they are planning a business trip or a vacation, a city break or a distant escape, a wedding or a corporate event. It’s the ideal resource, gift, and doorway to worldwide design-conscious trips.
TASCHEN’s Favourite Hotels
Flip through TASCHEN’s Favorite Hotels and discover 72 of the world’s most fascinating, hospitable, and memorable hotels. Some are sleek and basic, while others are wonderfully plush and conventional sumptuous; whether you choose a hidden countryside hideaway or the pulsing heart of the urban experience, you’ll find a room—or suite—to fit your preferences. What all of these establishments have in common is personality, atmosphere, sophistication, and a terrific location.