Asia, and its many splendid countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka, prides itself on being a destination. It has a rich history, and a part of that history is the magnificent travel accommodations that sprang up to cater to the western traveler. Now there is the perfect book to highlight luxury Asia travel.
Presented with more than 300 spectacular photos and rare archival images, “Asia's Legendary Hotels” features some of Asia's most significant luxury hotels, locals renowned for their monumental history and superb levels of service and luxury.
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No literary hotel nor colonial hotel is left out of the mix, from the Raffles Hotel in Singapore to the Ananda in the Himalayas. This book captures the romance of travel from days gone by, when the journey itself was as much of an adventure as the destination. Both the seasoned and unseasoned traveler will be delighted by photographer Jill Gocher's intimate touch with a camera, as she so evocatively captures the mood, unique architecture and luxurious interiors that gives each hotel its singular charm.
The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
The Taj Maal Palace and Tower, India
Dwarika's Hotel, Nepal
Grand Hotel, Sri Lanka
The Strand, Myanmar
The Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia
Hotel Majestic, Vietnam
Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Malaysia
The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya, Indonesia
About the Author
William Warren, American by birth, has lived in Thailand since 1960 and has traveled extensively throughout Asia over the years. He is the author of more than 50 books on architecture, tropical gardens and history, among them “Jim Thompson: The Unsolved Mystery”, a biography of the man who made Thai silk famous; “The House on the Klong”, “Heritage Homes of Thailand”, “Thai Style”, The Tropical Garden”, “Balinese Gardens”, “Singapore: City of Gardens” and “Phuket: Pearl of the Orient”.
Renowned Australian travel photographer Jill Gocher has worked in Asia for many years and her photographs have been published in books and magazines in many countries around the world. On her travels around this fascinating continent, she has sought the unusual, the quirky and the heartwarming, not to mention the beautiful. Now she has turned her eye to Asia's most beautiful and magnificent hotels.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.; Original edition (August 27, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
For more information on ordering “Asia’s Legendary Hotels” to learn more about luxury Asia travel, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0794607365/ref=pe_137730_31783890_pe_epc__1p_6_ti
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