Design Hotels – Introducing Taste and Place: The Book of Design Hotels

A year ago, our team began the journey that would become Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book. In a first for us, we’ve used our annual anthology to undertake a broad and inclusive exploration of a single topic: food, an integral part of purposeful travel. While the heartbreaking war of Ukraine continues, we would like to note that our latest post includes a great story about how cooking creates camaraderie at Hotel Bursa, Kyiv, which has been forced to close for the time being. the Sotck exchange The team is safe and has given us their approval to proceed with the release of the book. We will donate the profits from this year’s online sale to a humanitarian cause indicated by our two Ukrainian member hotels. Click here to purchase the Design Hotels Book from our store at

In our most ambitious book to date, we’ve tapped into leading writers, photographers, creative chefs and culinary innovators to explore forward-looking ideas and inspiring practices around food in our properties, our destinations and the wider community. With stories of Rock House Hotel in JamaicaRastrello in ItalySatoyama Jujo in Japanand much more Design hotels places, these stories go beyond the dish, the kitchen and the dining room to reveal the holistic connectivity of food. Writers and collaborators such as Nicholas GillLin Yee Yuan and Gisele Williams, explore food and locality, provenance, production, people, landscape and architecture. Still the visual compendium, we commissioned photographs from Robbie Lawrence, Marina DenisovaVivek Vadoliya and others as they take us on a global journey.

From the regional terroir through the kitchen to the community that connects us, the inspirations gathered in this edition tell stories of methods and self-production, social commitment, collaborative work practices, respect for cultures and ingredients, rethinking food waste and visionary, big picture hospitality. We believe that a hotel’s ecosystem seen through the lens of food provides the perfect microcosm to better understand larger systemic changes. With this somewhat special book, we Design hotels think about what we can bring to these changes in terms of the hospitality we support and want to see in the future. Click here to see more from Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book on our Cultural Review.

Language: English – 352 pages – Format 22.4 x 29.4 cm portrait format

Printed with Cradle to Cradle Certified(r)? paper

On Design hotels

Design hotels represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels in over 60 countries worldwide. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an “Original”, passionate about genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each “Original” represents the individual, aesthetic and service-oriented experience that its hotel offers.

In 2017, Design hotels launched Further, a traveling laboratory for experiential hospitality that transforms hotels around the world into time-based centers of thematic exploration. The mission behind Further aligns with the forward-looking values ​​of Promad, a new generation of travelers embracing progressive travel and global nomadism. First identified by Design hotels in collaboration with leading futures consulting firms The future laboratorythe goal-oriented, self-actualizing Promadic movement is set to shape the future of hospitality.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design hotels offers its members in-depth knowledge of the travel industry, from advice on market trends to international sales representation. The company has its registered office at Berlin and branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore. In 2019, Design hotels has partnered with Marriott Bonvoyallowing its member hotels to have both a wider and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of the industry’s leading loyalty program.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its award-winning travel program. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit Plus, join us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl ​​on Twitter and Instagram.

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