||Hip Hotels: City
Hip Hotels: City was the first book to address a whole new travel phenomenon: hotels of such sheer style and individuality that they have redefined the travel experience. But the book did not just identify a trend; it has led it. This revised edition reflects that, introducing nine stunning new hotels. They include Blakes in Amsterdam, One Aldwych in London and The Establishment in the heart of Sydney. And there are new destinations: Stockholm, Marrakesh and Delhi.
The hotels featured here are widely diverse in their gastronomy, architecture, ownership, location and atmosphere, but they all offer a unique experience. It may be high design or high art, cool kitsch or Zen minimalism, chic loft living or lavish historical revivalism, but the hotel, not the journey or even the city, always takes centre stage.
The best names in contemporary architecture, interior design and fashion have had a hand in creating the distinctive style of Hip Hotels: Terence Conran in Vienna; Diesel in Miami; Anouska Hempel in London; Karl Lagerfeld in Berlin; Christian Liaigre in Los Angeles and Paris; I. M. Pei in New York; Andrée Putman in Cologne. Whether whim or work takes you to the Left Bank or Ocean Drive, Bondi Beach or Notting Hill Gate, you can now choose a hotel that is the equal of the world's hippest urban destinations.
The biggest names, the hippest locations, and above all the most stylish hotels in the world: with this new revised edition, Hip Hotels: City remains the definitive selection.
Photographer and writer Herbert Ypma grew up on three continents, and has remained a global nomad ever since. His bestselling World Design series of visual sourcebooks set a new standard in interior design publishing.