Tessa Williams, author of Hotels of the Stars, is no stranger to fashionable culture and haute luxury. She plies her trade as a journalist for such prestigious titles as Elle and Vogue and her new book documents the most superior suites in the most iconic hotels across the globe. This begs the question: What makes a hotel truly A-list?
Perhaps the answer is in the hotel’s originality, the personalised service, the lavish interiors, or simply in the price tag attached to the rooms. Those that command the highest prices often do so for a reason. Of course, all of this helps, but it’s in the hotel’s history, full of celebrity debauchery and decadence, that it’s A-list accolades lie.
From Salvador Dalí walking his pet ocelots (as you do) in the corridors of Le Meurice, Paris, to the $10,000 Martini served on a diamond in The Algonquin, Hotels of the Stars explores the weird and the wonderful, the rich and the radical, and the downright extravagance of A-list retreats. Here are our five favourite A-list escapes from the book.
Hotels Of The Stars is published by ROADS Luxury Group in November 2017.