Cool Hotels: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka

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With more than 500 ravishing full-color photographs, Cool Hotels brings you to the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The super-deluxe establishments included here are all at the cutting-edge of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, and a sense of individuality a million miles away from the cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Many of these properties have never been ...

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Overview

With more than 500 ravishing full-color photographs, Cool Hotels brings you to the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The super-deluxe establishments included here are all at the cutting-edge of hotel design and management. Each property has been hand-picked according to a set of criteria that includes a strong design aesthetic, architectural integrity, and a sense of individuality a million miles away from the cookie-cutter approach of chain hotels. Many of these properties have never been featured in guides before, and many have recently opened. Cool Hotels is the first in a series of hotel guides focusing on Asia. Ultimately these will be the definitive guides exclusively featuring Asia's finest places to stay.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794601737
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/31/2030
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Inglis, a Singapore-based writer and editor, personally selected the properties featured in Cool Hotels. She co-wrote Periplus Editions' bestselling Tropical Asian Style.

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Table of Contents

The New Asian Hotel: A Sanctuary for the Senses 8
North India
The Imperial, New Delhi 12
The Manor, New Delhi 20
Amarvilas, Agra 24
ITC Hotel Sonar Bangla Sheraton & Towers, Kolkata 34
Ananda-in the Himalayas 40
Rajasthan
Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar district 46
Vanyavilas, near Ranthambhore 54
Samode Palace, near Jaipur 60
Rajvilas, Jaipur 70
Devi Garh, near Udaipur 76
Udaivilas, Udaipur 88
Goa
Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, Pernem 100
Siolim House, Bardez 106
Nilaya Hermitage, Arpora Bhati 112
Pousada Tauma, Calangute 122
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Cansaulim 128
South India
The Verandah in the Forest, Maharashtra 134
The Park Hotel, Bangalore 138
Shalimar Spice Garden Resort, Murikkady 144
The Malabar House, Fort Cochin 148
The Brunton Boatyard, Fort Cochin 152
Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom 156
Hotel de l'Orient, Pondicherry 160
The Park Hotel, Chennai 164
The Maldives
Cocoa Island, South Male Atoll 170
Soneva Fushi Resort and Spa, Baa Atoll 176
Four Seasons Explorer, North Male Atoll 182
Soneva Gili Resort and Spa, South Male Atoll 186
Sri Lanka
Ulpotha, near Embogama 192
Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla 198
The Elephant Corridor, Sigiriya 202
The Tea Factory, near Nuwara Eliya 206
Taprobane, Weligama Bay 210
Kahanda Kanda, near Galle 216
The Sun House, Galle 222
The Dutch House, Galle 228
The Villa Mohotti Walauwa, Bentota 232
Hotel List 238
Acknowledgements 240
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