A stylish traveller's bible
What is a Hip Hotel?
Checking in at a hotel used to be a trip to the land of
conformity. But no more: the high-design revolution of
the 19905 has at last provided an exciting, stylish alterna-
tive to the dreary sameness of chain hotels and the stuffy
pomposity of traditional 'grand’ hotels. This innovative
new series, beginning with cities, features hotels that are
widely diverse in their gastronomy, architecture, owner-
ship, location, atmosphere and design; but they all offer
one key element: an experience. It may be high design or
high art, cool kitsch or Zen minimalism, chic loft living or
lavish historical revivalism; but always the hotel takes
centre stage, making anyjourney unforgettable.
The biggest names in contemporary architecture,
interior design and fashion have had a hand in creating
the distinctive style of Hip Hotels: Terence Conran in
Vienna; Diesel in Miami; Anouska Hempel in London;
Karl Lagerfeld in Berlin; Christian Liaigre in New York;
Andrée Putman in Cologne; Philippe Starck in Hong Kong
and Los Angeles. So whether whim or work takes you to
the Piazza del Popolo or Ocean Drive, the rue St-Honoré
or Bondi Beach, you can now choose a hotel that’s the
equal of the world’s hippest urban destinations.
With 623 illustrations, 510 in colour
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