by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
280 x 260mm
Hardback with Jacket; 168 pages
Pub Date: 2021
BIC: HBJF, AMX, TTVC
Showcasing these signature YTL Hotels’ experiences and values at five stunning properties in the group’s new UK portfolio, this book is a paean to fine living. From sensitive architectural restoration and regeneration to characterful, elegant interiors, these one-of-a-kind hotels provide an ideal base for a destination visit replete in culture, adventure and history. Tailor-made suggestions for fine wining, dining and spa-ing in-house are supplemented by bespoke memorable excursions nearby. This book illustrates how no request is too great and no detail is too small for YTL’s dedicated team — and how each hotel is designed to complement the milieu in which it is located. Two metropolitan boutique hotels, The Academy and Threadneedles, are complemented by a historic country estate on Monkey Island in the River Thames, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, a Georgian splendour in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, and the city centre The Glasshouse in Edinburgh.
Take a journey around the UK through the pages of this unique book. The itinerary begins with a stay at the resplendent Monkey Island Estate, a 300-year-old pleasure park built out of the misfortune of the Great Fire of London, and now finally restored. Nearby the Royal Berkshire village of Bray beckons with its Michelin star restaurants and the hotel’s Private Residences. Then, it is Westward Ho! to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath: take in the manifold pleasures of that city from your hotel room in the Georgian surrounds of The Gainsborough Bath Spa and relax in the mindfulness of the Thermae Bath Spa across the road. Our next stop is Edinburgh and the five-star The Glasshouse: its two-acre roof garden enjoys views over this visually stunning city and excursions to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe are covered in depth. From here, we take the low road back to London where, like Samuel Pepys, we never tire of the joys of the West End and the talent of literary luminaries at The Academy in Bloomsbury. Here, five adjacent townhouses comprise elegant accommodations that marry tradition with modernity. Alternatively, we offer the newly conceived Threadneedles, a former bank turned boutique auberge situated within the historic Square Mile of Europe’s most vibrant capital city.
Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in London. She has edited a number of books on architecture, design, cookery and culture and written many more on a variety of lifestyle topics. Recent titles include This is Singapore and My Bali Kitchen.
Danish photographer Jacob Termansen has made travelling his life’s work. Specialising in lifestyle subjects, his images have been widely published in books and magazines around the world. In the 2019 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, he won Best Photographer for the recipe book My Bali Kitchen. This is his third title for YTL Hotels.