“Travelling is like dreaming: the only difference is that not everyone, once awaken, can recall their dream. Whereas, everyone has a vivid memory of the trip from which he has returned,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, the famous American writer. We would like to add to that: a memory, which becomes even more vivid in case the trip was accompanied by stops in hotels that made us feel at ease. “The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways” is a book published by Gestalten which offers useful advice and insights on 100 top hotels around the world.
The purpose of this guide is not only to recommend elegant, design and well-equipped locations, offering maximum comfort, but also, and above all to highlight a series of essential aspects for thoughtful hospitality. As Tyler Brûlé points out in the Foreword, “Our book isn’t just a collection of five-star and designer properties. It’s as much about the three-star hostel that gets everything just right as it is about grand hotels that keep us coming back because they don’t fall victim to culinary or technology trends”. Through beautiful photographs, original essays and illustrations, The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways provides useful advice to those who are willing to make their debut in the field of hospitality by explaining what owning and running a perfect establishment involves.
It will then be up to the individual reader to decide, once he finished reading, whether to visit one of the 100 hotels proposed or if he wants to give life to the 101, taking advantage of all the suggestions that the “The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways” has provided.
You can find the guide here: https://gestalten.com/products/monocle-guide-hotels-inns-hide-aways
Above: The Hotel Miramonti’s pool, Merano, Italy. The image is taken from Gestalten’s Book “The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways”.