Soirees, Sojourns, and Stories: By Raffles
One of the most revered names in luxury hospitality takes readers on an exhilarating journey throughout its world of timelessly sophisticated hotels.
In this exquisite oversized volume, the prestigious Raffles hotel group explores the heritage, glamour, and intrigue behind its illustrious international properties. After opening its doors with its iconic Singapore hotel in 1887, the brand has brought its signature mystique and prestige across the globe, from Dubai, Istanbul, and Paris to the exotic Seychelles Islands. Throughout 200 pages, readers are transported to a world of bygone elegance and exceptional hospitality--revelling in this veritable homage to magnificent travel.
Readers are taken on a fascinating voyage throughout the enchanting world of Raffles. Chapters delve into the golden age of travel; hotel signatures, such as butlers and the Long Bar; Raffles' legacy with famed writers including Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham; and the practice of "savoir-traveling." Rare archival photographs, drawings, and letters complement sumptuous contemporary photography depicting each hotel, their special events, and celebrity guests. Completed with original illustrations from Luke Edward Hall, as well as unique interactive inserts containing literary excerpts, recipes, and more, this magnificent tome will undoubtedly enthral those filled with wanderlust-filled history buffs and luxury aficionados everywhere.
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of Sam Spiegel, Tino Zervudachi, Loulou de la Falaise, Monsieur Dior, Vogue on Calvin Klein, and After Andy
Luke Edward Hall is a British artist and designer of interiors, fabrics, and ceramics.