From the people who've been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years,Lonely Planet's 50 Places to Stay To Blow Your Mind will make your next trip an unforgettable one.
From glass igloos in Finnish Lapland, to wooden spheres suspended in Canadian treetops; from geodesic domes in the Patagonian wilderness, to old-school opulence at New York's Plaza Hotel - these are the ultimate in overnight experiences. Not every place is a budget buster; sometimes it's about the spectacular locations, like the gravity-defying Bivacco Gervasutti on Mont Blanc in Italy (page 50). There are places that literally disappear into their surroundings like the Mirrorcube in Harads, Sweden (page 42), and others that stand tall and command attention like the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marques de Riscal in Spain (page 92).
We've only included a place if it gives us a thrill, makes us catch our breath and inspires us to see the world through different eyes. We hope they make you smile, make you marvel and motivate you to go on a journey to a new destination.
With this pocket-sized gift book showcasing 50 of the most luxurious, extraordinary and spectacular accommodation offerings around the world, even sleeping will be an adventure on your next trip.
Elegant // Traditional opulence Ashford Castle // Ireland Hotel Everest View // Nepal Majestic Hotel // USA Quinta Real Zacatecas // Mexico Trans-Siberian Express // Russia-Mongolia
Escape // Remote and secluded Attrap Reves // France Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli // Switzerland Free Spirit Spheres // Canada Junk cruise // Vietnam Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort // Finnish Lapland Longitude 131 // Australia No Man's Fort // UK The Caves // Jamaica The FloatHouse River Kwai // Thailand The Secret Campsite // UK Treehotel // Sweden Whitepod // Switzerland
Explore // Intrepid adventures Ariau Amazon Towers // Brazil Bivacco Gervasutti // Italy EcoCamp Patagonia // Chile Hotel Arctic // Greenland Hotel De Glace // Canada Roar and Snore // Australia Shamwari Game Reserve // South Africa Skylodge Adventure Suites // Peru
Splurge // High-end luxury Conrad Maldives // Maldives Huka Lodge // New Zealand Katikies Hotel-Oia // Greece Neemrana Fort Palace // India Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort // China Southern Ocean Lodge // Australia The Marmara Antalya // Turkey The Plaza // USA
Wonder // The totally unexpected Crane Hotel // The Netherlands Crazy Bear // UK Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru // Australia Das Park Hotel // Austria Hang Nga Guesthouse // Vietnam Hotel Marques De Riscal // Spain Hotel Sidi Driss // Tunisia Huettenpalast // Germany JW Marriott Marquis // United Arab Emirates Kumbuk River Resort // Sri Lanka Montana Magica Lodge // Chile Palacio de Sal // Bolivia Propeller Island City Lodge // Germany Shinjuku Ekimae Anshin Oyado // Tokyo The Dog Bark Park Inn // USA Tianzi Garden Hotel // China V8 Hotel // Germany
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