Hotel Stories: Legendary Hotels and their Famous Guests – Revealing the myths and mystery behind legendary hotels and their famous guests, Hotel Stories transports you to the most talked-about haunts across the globe. Greta Garbo was “born” in a Berlin palace; “James Bond” was created in a house in Jamaica; Al Capone lived his last days in a hotel in Miami; Frida Kahlo escaped with Leon Trotsky to a hacienda in the Mexican countryside. From Rome to Hong Kong, Nairobi, Chile, and Mexico, travel the world from your couch or use the detailed design hotel guide provided to go see the rooms for yourself.

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Born in Chile, Francisca Matteoli spent her childhood in Latin America. Today, from her Paris home, she writes travel books and contributes to National Geographic France and Conde Nast Traveler. She is the author of the popular Hotel Stories: Legendary Hideaways of the World, Island Hotel Stories and American Hotel Stories published by Assouline.
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Get to know Francisca Matteoli:
Travels
“My mother left England when she was only 18 years old to settle in Chile with my father. I regard her adventure, unheard of at the time, as embodying everything that a journey should represent, whether short or long, to somewhere near or far. The unexpected, the unknown, that confrontation with a different way of life, a jump into outer space that blows you out of your mind. A bit like a rock concert at full blast, with the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival just during the first half. And a fantastic love story.”
First professional satisfaction
“When I landed the job of writing a report on Rwanda for the National Geographic France with a Magnum Agency photographer. This involved covering a humanitarian aid mission in which my husband was involved. A truly intensely moving experience. I knew then that this magazine was the right place for me. This is still true today.”
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SBN: 9782843233425
7.5 x 11 in – 19.5 x 28 cm
208 pages | 100 illustrations
Hardcover with jacket

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Source: assouline.com