Earlier this week I posted about the Domus series. Publisher TASCHEN has the best books about design, art and life style. To me the books are a great source of inspiration (and they look good on my coffee table as well!). TASCHEN’s Hotel series books are much more than simple hotel guides. They not only feature the best and most interesting places to stay (from low budget to luxury) but also list hot spots for each hotel’s neighborhood. Not traveling to one of these cities soon? The books are great to flip through as the gorgeous pictures give you lots of inspiration and design ideas.
TASCHEN has recently released two new additions to this great series of books. The London guide features a wide selection of hotels, from classic to designer, gives a perfect variety to choose from, whether it’s the Dorchester in Mayfair, the Soho Hotel, a Notting Hill’s Lennox Hotel or Eleven Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea. Antique hunters and style mavens alike will find their personal happiness in the list of must-see boutiques, restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Are you traveling to that gorgeous city Paris and you don’t know where to stay? The Paris guide gives you some excellent suggestions: the Christian Lacroix-designed Hôtel du Petit Moulin, the Trocadéro Dokhan’s (designed by Frédéric Méchiche), the ultra-chic Hôtel Costes by Jacques Garcia, the charming low budget Hôtel Recamier overlooking the magnificent Place Saint Sulpice or the intimate secret hideaway of Tom Ford and a Marais apartment for rent owned and decorated by fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. While you’re in town, enjoy the suggestions for everything from a literary café experience to a luxurious perfume boutique or a renowned cheese shop.
As an added service to TASCHEN’s readers, a dedicated website for their travel books has been set up to allow you to browse all of their hotel selections online or make your booking directly; visit Great-Escapes-Hotels.com to find out more. The books are available from TASCHEN and Amazon for the price of €19.99 / US$ 24.00.