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England's Hideaways: Discovering Enchanting Rooms, Stately Manor Houses, and Country Cottages
by Meg Nolan Van Reesema Details
With more than 200 original photographs of stunning interiors set against romantic English landscapes from the moors to the seaside (the book includes properties in Cornwall, Devon, York, Wiltshire, the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Norfolk, The Peak District, East Sussex, Lancashire, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, Middle England, Lake District, and London), the book is an invaluable guide to the finest escapes in England.
Great Lodges of the National Parks
by Christine Barnes Details
Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures anew. This book and the PBS television series of the same title (to air in spring 2002) take armchair travelers into these architectural wonders and explore the surrounding natural beauty of our national parks. Lodges, wildlife, and stunning vistas are showcased in 175 full-color and black-and-white photographs, along with historical documents from the PBS series. In his introduction, Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers a call to preserve this national heritage, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go toward the rehabilitation of these magnificent buildings.
Great Places to Stay in Europe
by Fiona Duncan Details
Covers places to stay in: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
by Jacob Tomsky Details
Heads in Beds is a funny, authentic, and irreverent chronicle of the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who's seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department's dirty little secrets--not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior. Prepare to be moved, too, by his candor about what it's like to toil in a highly demanding service industry at the luxury level, where people expect to get what they pay for (and often a whole lot more). Employees are poorly paid and frequently abused by coworkers and guests alike, and maintaining a semblance of sanity is a daily challenge.
Hotel Babylon
by Imogen Edwards-Jones Details
The manager of an exclusive boutique hotel (who shall remain nameless) exposes the low-life styles of the rich and famous.And we're not talking just loud all-night bashes...The anonymous author has encountered lavish drug parties, gorgeous call girls, naked guests falling out of windows, $9,000 bottles of wine, astronomical telephone porn bills, bathtubs of Evian, and on more than one occasion, dead sheep. And every dirty word of it is true.This is a trawl through the decadence and debauchery of the ultimate service industry--where money not only talks, but gets guests the best room, the best service, and also entitles them to behave in any way they please.
Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective: Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service, and Security in Accommodations from Bed-and-Breakfasts to Five-Star Resorts
by Peter Greenberg Details
In Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, America's best-known and most trusted travel authority reveals the insider knowledge that can make every hotel stay as comfortable as (and sometimes even more cost-efficient than) home. With his incomparable access and nose for news, Peter Greenberg shares the secrets that people who know hotels--managers, maids, reservation clerks, bellhops, chefs, and maintenance guys--don't want you to know about value, service, safety, security, and cleanliness.
Italian Country Hideaways: Vacationing in Tuscany's and Umbria's Private Villas, Castles, and Estates
by Kelley F. Hurst Details
Taking you off the beaten path of tourist Italy, "Italian Country Hideaways" invites you to the most unforgettable private villas, castles, fortresses, and farmhouses-places in which you can actually stay. An introduction to each region's local food and wine, sites, festivals, and other points of interest is followed by a selection of unique estates memorable for their meals, dcor, architecture, grounds, and history. Opening up their ancestral homes, the owners of these preserved and fully functional estates now offer you a key to the hidden splendors of the Italian countryside.
Recipes from Historic America: Cooking & Traveling with America's Finest Hotels
by Linda Bauer Details
From a wind-swept beach experience, to a magnificent mansion on a wooded hillside, to a serene lake setting, the rich fabric of America has been preserved and is available to diners in some of the best restaurants in America. This book combines stories from the past with enticing recipes and information for visiting or contacting the establishments. This volume is an effort to help visitors, locals, and gourmands enjoy some of the finest food and the most interesting restaurants in the country.
The Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfasts, Inns & Guesthouses in the United States, Canada, and Worldwide
by Pamela Lanier Details
The #1 Bed and Breakfast Guidebook for the U.S., Canada and select locations worldwide. Annually revised this is a fingertip reference to over 4,500 inns including complete information about facilities, services and special amenities in the listing of each featured inn. Organized by state, alphabetically by city. A rarity not so long ago, B&B's have become a favorite alternative for travelers looking for a break from routine and packaged chains. For the experienced B&B visitor, this Guide puts all the details in one place to make that trip anywhere in the U.S. or Canada or elsewhere a little more special. This new edition contains a certificate for a complimentary night's stay.
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The Complete Guide to National Park Lodges
by David Logan Scott Details
The definitive guide to memorable stays in America's most beautiful places. Details and recommendations for each national park lodge by authors who have stayed in them. From Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park to Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park, this book offers information on making reservations, selecting rooms, and the facilities that are available at each property. The bible of national park lodges for travelers who appreciate rooms with a view.
Unusual Hotels of the World
by Steve Dobson Details
Take your diving gear along to reach an underwater hotel; stay in a disused US Air Force radar tower in the heart of the equatorial rainforest; slide back the roof of your bedroom to gaze at the stars; sleep in the cabin of a dockside crane that you can rotate, or in chalets hidden in the forest, a survival pod from an oil rig platform, a giant shoe, a coffin, lighthouse, tree, plane, train, chapel, prison, igloo, or even a red cube lost in the countryside ... All these strikingly unusual hotels have grown up around the world in the last decade or so. So that you'll never get bored and spoil your holiday, we've taken great pleasure in tracking down and testing some exceptional places to stay that are really out of the ordinary.
Updated 01/06/2015

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