While there are many solid and useful travel guides about, The Design Hotels Book sets itself apart through directed presentation architecture and interior design.

The 2010 edition features 170 hotels, with added features on 10 hoteliers. Aside from documenting trends in the hospitality industry, The Design Hotels Book strives to bring the experience of staying at a top boutique hotel to life. This may seem a pretentious desire, but the collected hotels are certainly worth a leaf through.

Don’t want to stay at any? Remember the bars usually know how to serve up a strong drink. (And attract really sexy women).

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Available for preorder from Amazon.

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