… Stunning pictures of modernist retreats, ancient palaces and exotic locations all packaged in one perfect book. These places are what dreams are made of
When the world was a far less travelled place, the Orient was
a synonym for the exotic, the hidden promise of the unknown.
Today, in an age of fast, easy access to the furthest corners of
the globe, few destinations remain fresh and undiscovered.
That is, unless you know where to go...
In the newest addition to the HIP HOTELS series, Herbert
Ypma follows in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and
Marco Polo to find some of the most extraordinary and
inspiring Highly Individual Places yet. Live like a maharaja —
with a maharaja — in the splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace in
Rajasthan, a unique architectural fantasy with a majestic
exterior and daring Art Deco interior. Admire the flair and
extravagance of one of the Orient’s most flamboyant houses
in the multicultural Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang,
a tribute to the ancient philosophy of feng shui and the
harmonious fusion of East and West., Relax in a guest villa
of the former King Sihanouk, now the setting for Cambodia’s
sophisticated new Aman hotel, whose Sixties-inspired modernist
aesthetic is the perfect antidote to days spent exploring the
nearby temples of Angkor. Or venture to the Commune by
the Great Wall, a vibrant, highly innovative development by
an all-star cast of Asian design talent set beside China’s most
famous ancient structure.
Sublime monuments, ancient traditions, tantalizing
locations and startling modernity make HIP HOTELS: ORIENT
Herbert Ypma's most exciting book to date.
With 475 illustrations, 367 in colour
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