Ultraluxe Hotels: Luxurey Hotels by Veronica Newson

Ultraluxe Hotels is a 256 page volume produced by Veronica Newson detailing some 61 of some of the worlds most luxurious hotels ranging from the Four Seasons in New York to the Desert Palm in Dubai. While many of the hotels in the book will simply be out of the budget of the average traveller, you may also be surprised to find that on further research many of the hotels listed have rooms at rates which are at a push make a stay at least an aspiration.

From a content perspective the book cover a wide range of locations and styles of luxury hotel, hotels range from classic European elegance such as the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan and the Le Meurice in Paris through to more contemporary interpretations of the luxury hotel including the Mandarin Hotel in Tokyo and the Fort Hotel on the Onguma game reserve in Namibia.

If there is one reason to buy this book, it is for its imagery and the quality of pictures and photographs. Entries are generally four to six pages in length, with the bulk of content being graphic in nature. Each entry has at least one full page image and all entries have both pictures of the interior and exterior of the featured hotel.

The accompanying text follows a standardised format, each hotel has an information box detailing the approximate price, web contact, best time to visit and hotel ownership where relavant. The main text for each entry is broken down into “the experience” giving a guide to what its like staying at the hotel and a “your eyes only” section giving more detailed information about the entry.

Overall, this is an attractive hardback book suitable for the coffee table as a source of inspiration and travel fantasy. However, with a little digging around, the dreams of luxury hotel stay offered by Newson may not be quite as out of reach as you think.

So if you are looking for a book with eye watering pictures of beautifully mosaic swimming pools and luxurious hotel hallways fit for a king, embrace your fantasies and grab a copy of Ultraluxe Hotels by Veronica Newson.

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