Item description for The Hotel Book: Great Escapes Asia by Shelley-Maree Cassidy...
Among the gems waiting for you in Great Escapes Asia: - In Kerala, India, choose between luxurious tree houses suspended 25 meters off the ground or futuristic-looking, Star Wars-style houseboats made of bamboo poles, palm leaves, and coconut fibers - Are you more the resplendent-resort or budget-bungalow type? Find the best of both in Bali - The best place for a delectable cup of joe: a luxury lodge and spa on a java plantation in (you guessed it) Java - In the Philippines, an organic resort composed of superimposed huts whose every room affords instant access to the beach via rope ladder - Tadao Ando's sprawling minimalist concrete-and-steel hotel attached to the contemporary art museum in Naoshima, Japan--the perfect place to contemplate on the relationship between humans and nature - An exclusive hotel on a private island in Sri Lanka, once owned by Paul Bowles and frequented by Arthur C. Clarke and Peggy Guggenheim - Thatched-roof cottages in India whose gardens overflow with mangos, nutmeg, and cardamom - An Ayurvedic spa in the Himalayas where nothing matters but peace and relaxation - In Myanmar, an elegant river cruise boat and a hotel on a breathtaking archeological site - Chairman Mao's former getaway in Beijing, where you can rent his lavish, traditionally-decorated suite complete with adjoining concubine rooms
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.05" Width: 9.76" Height: 1.42" Weight: 6.04 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
ISBN 3822819131 ISBN13 9783822819135
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More About Shelley-Maree Cassidy
Shelley-Maree Cassidy is a writer and marketing specialist who has written two books on hotels around the world and has contributed travel articles to magazines and journals. Her particular interest in hotels stems from her family background, as her great-grandparents owned several of the first hotels in New Zealand, where she lives.
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Best Book I've Never Looked at Ever May 1, 2005
If this book is anything like it's African counterpart, then I approve! It doesn't take a genious to guess what's in this book. And I'm guessing it's good. So good, in fact, that I'm going to put it next to my African book on my coffee table, which is a huge deal. Nothing else has ever had the priveledge of parking itself next to that glorious, godly, tree-made piece of wonderful splendor. I'm licking my fingers just thinking about it. Those pages won't stick for me! I only hope that you have a credit card and can order things from this site. Because everything they sell is worth it. Thank you for reading this. But seriously, go to Asia. Eat Bamboo, no Pandas!
Very good book- great pictures Apr 1, 2005
There are a number of books out there profiling the most luxurious hotels in Asia- this is one of my favorites. The book covers a good variety of hotels in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, India, Myanmar and a couple other countries. Well-known hotels like Amankila, Amanpulo, and Amanjiwo are profiled, but lesser known hotels make up the majority that are featured. The pictures are largely crisp and clear, something that can't be said for some other comparable books. Like other Taschen books, this book employs the multi-language formula where all editorial is written in several different languages. Some might find this annoying. Not a lot is written about the hotels either. Overall, a good effort.
A book to read, admire and love Jun 23, 2004
This is not just a book, it's a piece to have in your living room, to read, to look and dream about. The photos are fantastic and the descriptions tell all you need to know about the place, includinding the prices and exactly locations. A book for you, your friends and family.