This is a handbook for anyone from holidaymakers to hoteliers. We jump up and down on a few choice beds, check out the start-ups breaking new ground and talk to the CEOs of the best and biggest groups. Don’t expect stuffy five-star finery – our selection errs on the side of the honest, charming, quirky and independent. Through interviews, in-depth reports, essays, insight and opinion, we explore the state of the hospitality industry and make a case for why hotels are resolutely here to stay.
Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about-and staying in-plenty of hotels. They've put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond At the heart of everything has been one guid- ing principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp ob- servations, The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.