Item description for Travel + Leisure's The Best of 2008: The Year's Greatest Hotels, Resorts, and Spas (Travel & Leisure) by DK Publishing...
Travel and leisure's Best of 2008 is the authoritative guide to where to stay this year. In one volume, the magazine's up-to-the-minute picks for the best hotels right now-from sleep urban skyscrapers to exotic safari camps-are combined with photographs from T+L's world renowned photographers to bring you evocative descriptions of the best places to stay.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 8" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date May 5, 2008
Publisher DK Adult
ISBN 1932624287 ISBN13 9781932624281
Availability 0 units.
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Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 51 languages. It is part of Penguin Random House, a consumer publishing company jointly owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA and Pearson PLC. Bertelsmann owns 53% of the company and Pearson owns 47%.
Established in 1974, DK publishes a range of titles in genres including travel (including Eyewitness Travel Guides), arts and crafts, business, history, cooking, gaming, gardening, health and fitness, natural history, parenting, science and reference. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie La Girafe. DK has offices in New York, London, Munich, New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Travel + Leisure's The Best of 2008: The Year's Greatest Hotels, Resorts, and Spas (Travel & Leisure)?
Disappointing Aug 6, 2008
Though this book isn't necessarily terrible, I can't imagine anyone to whom I would recommend it.
My hope for this book was to learn about resorts around the world. Featured within its pages are hundreds of hotels, most of them from outside the US; so in that regard, the book met my expectations. But each hotel gets a paragraph of vague description at most, accompanied by a single photograph of something completely unappealing. Interested in visiting France's Hotel-Restaurant Bras? If not, then an enormous photograph of a patch of concrete isn't likely to convince you. Another entry is for a converted farmhouse in Europe; and while the brief description mentions the owners, the history, the decor of the place, it's accompanied by a picture of half of an ottoman against a backdrop of a wood-paneled wall.
Imagine yourself reading this book and saying to yourself, "Until I saw this picture of half of an ottoman, I only thought I knew what paradise was; now, I know the truth". If that seems plausible, then by all means, pick up a copy for yourself.