Assouline publishes thoughtfully designed photography books that are escapist in the best sense – we have previously reviewed “American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go” and “In the Spirit of St. Barths.” In its latest travel title, “Escape Hotel Stories: Retreat and Refuge in Nature,” Francisca Mattéoli profiles a range of splendidly isolated resorts set in pristine natural environments. Many Harper-recommended hotels are featured, including Banyan Tree Ringha, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Borgo Santo Pietro and La Coquillade. And several properties look well worth investigating. Below are some images from the book.
Banyan Tree Ringha, China
Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco
King Pacific Lodge, British Columbia
Cottars 1920s Safari Camp, Kenya