Skip the chains, the 2015 edition of the Design Hotels Book is out and if you want to seek out some of the finest, most well thought out accommodations out there, you won't find a better guide:
Discerning travelers who thrive on unique experiences can choose from the world’s most inspiring hotels through this book. Featuring one-of-a-kind architecture and design by the sea, in the mountains, and in the world’s greatest cities, The Design Hotels™ Book leads you to new exciting properties and the creative visionaries who brought them to life. With almost 500 pages of stunning accommodations, this is the most extensive edition of The Design Hotels™ Book to date. The hardcover showcases an exclusive selection of singular hotels from around the world, and every page is thoughtfully arranged with a perfect balance between imagery and text. The publication introduces more than 280 hotels and their makers in 185 destinations with striking architectural, landscape, and portrait photography. Detailed profiles contain information about the architecture, design, and location of each hotel as well as their distinctive features, giving readers valuable insight into the future of the hotel and luxury sectors.
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