by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
280 x 240 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 160 pages
Pub Date: September 2015
BIC: WTL, WTM, AMX
World-renowned YTL Hotels’ classic collection of hotels and lodgings exemplifies the very best of bespoke hospitality from Europe to Southeast Asia and China. Its unique sense of place and historical significance celebrates the essence of style. This book seeks to showcase the company’s commitment to its heritage properties in a meaningful and creative manner. Explore the streets of two UNESCO World Heritage sites — Malaysia’s historic Malacca (Melaka) and the UK’s Bath Spa — from The Majestic Malacca and the newly-opened The Gainsborough Bath Spa; stroll the bund in Shanghai from The Swatch Art Peace Hotel; enjoy the glamour of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur once more at the heart of the city’s old colonial area; or if rural pursuits are on your agenda we offer a sojourn at Cameron Highlands Resort, resplendent in the cool climes of Malaysia’s tea plantations, or three quaint cottages in the quintessential English country village of Bray-upon-Thames in the county of Royal Berkshire. Each of these properties has been selected for its locale, history and architecture in much the same way as a curator presents an exhibition. Courteous personal service is a company hallmark with guidance from a concierge service, private butler or guest relations’ officer at each location. With minute attention to detail, informative texts and full-colour photography, The Classic Collection launches a thousand itineraries from East to West.
Singapore-based British writer Kim Inglis has written many books about architecture, art, interior design, food and beverage, spa and hospitality, The Classic Collection being her third title for YTL Hotels. Recent books include Singapore: World City, Bali by Design and New Thai Style.
Danish photographer Jacob Termansen has made travelling his life’s work. Specialising in lifestyle subjects and all matters of the good life, this is his second title for YTL Hotels. His work has been widely published in books and magazines around the world with recent titles including Jumby Bay: A Very Private Affair and Bali by Design.