Cool comforts in the Catalonian capital
Angelika Taschen has selected a delectable range of hotels and hotspots for your stay in Barcelona, from the Hotel Neri in the Gothic district to the modern and minimal Hotel Omm with breathtaking views of Gaudí's Casa Milà; to the Casa Camper, a quirky and multicultural smoke-free hotel in the former prostitute quarter run by the famous Spanish shoe makers. She also tells you where to taste the best tapas and innovative Catalan cuisine as well as where to check out contemporary art exhibitions and the best markets.
Melting pot metropolis
Glamorous in the Roaring Twenties, destroyed during World War II and divided afterwards, rebuilt in the 1950s, and now reunited, Berlin is a city of vibrant contrasts where diverse cultures form a multihued urban fabric. Derelict former Communist neighborhoods have been reincarnated as haunts for artists and designers while elsewhere the city's old traditions are also still very much alive.
The world is your oyster
Our selection of the 90 best hotels around the globe
Whether you want to take a relaxing vacation in Asia, a backpacking journey in South America, a road trip in the USA, a cultural tour in Europe, or a safari in Africa, we've got the most inspiring and eclectic collection of hotels, guesthouses, boats, lodges, spas, and houseboats that you could ask for. Culled from our Great Escapes series, favorite spots include futuristic-looking, Star Wars-style houseboats made of bamboo poles, palm leaves, and coconut fibers in Kerala, India, as well as a luxury lodge and spa on a java plantation in (you guessed it) Java. An Ayurvedic spa in the Himalayas where nothing matters but peace and relaxation will certainly tempt you, or perhaps you're more the type for a lush Kenyan open-walled, thatched-roof hut fashioned from tree trunks? On a more modern vibe, oogle Gio Ponti's sleek blue and white hotel perched on the cliffs in Sorrento, Italy, and you'll yearn for a sojourn there.
Such a big, hectic, and crazy city as London isn`t easy to navigate unaided, which is why anyone planning a trip there should grab this invaluable guide. A wide selection of hotels, from classic to designer, gives a perfect variety to choose from, whether it`s the Dorchester in Mayfair, the Soho Hotel, a Notting Hill's Lennox Hotel or Eleven Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea. Antique hunters and style mavens alike will find their personal happiness in our list of must-see boutiques, restaurants, bars, and cafes; Angelika Taschen tells you where to procure a classic English tailor-made suit and where to enjoy tea and scones while you`re wearing it. From Dickensian charm to modern cool, London has it all - and this guide will help you find it.
The total Paris experience
Where to stay and what to visit in the City of Love? Among the sumptuously-photographed accommodations hand-picked by Angelika Taschen are the Christian Lacroix-designed Hôtel du Petit Moulin, the Trocadéro Dokhan's (designed by Frédéric Méchiche), the ultra-chic Hôtel Costes by Jacques Garcia, the charming low budget Hôtel Recamier overlooking the magnificent Place Saint Sulpice or the intimate secret hideaway of Tom Ford and a Marais apartment for rent owned and decorated by fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. While you're in town, enjoy her suggestions for everything from a literary café experience to a luxurious perfume boutique or a renowned cheese shop. Everything in this guide is carefully tailored to help make your Parisian holiday as fulfilling as possible.