Escape Hotel Stories takes readers on a journey to some of the world’s most stunning hotels, often located in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while advocating the importance of preserving the environment. Each hotel or resort in this volume possesses a unique relationship with its surroundings, offering an escape into natural paradises spanning the globe: A ranch in the heart of Wyoming’s wild plains, eco-lodges on Easter Island or in Alaska, a mountain ryokan in Japan, luxury tents in the Australian desert. Mattéoli accompanies each travel narrative with references to inspirational writers and artists, many of who were environmental proponents ahead of their time.



Take a journey to some of the world s most stunning hotels, and follow in the footsteps of influential writers and inspirational artists who took refuge in the serenity and natural beauty of these landscapes. Escape Hotel Stories presents a global spectrum of sanctuaries from the hustle and bustle of modern life, celebrating a love of travel and nature, and advocating environmental protection.


Hotels featured:

– The Resort at Paws Up (Montana, USA)
– Longitude 131° (Ayers Rock, Australia)
– Beniya Mukayu (Ishikawa, Japan)
– Le Bruit de L’Eau (The Bay of Somme, France)
– Banyan Tree Ringha (Yunnan Province, Tibet)
– Sorrel River Ranch (Utah, USA)
– Ventana Inn (California, USA)
– Kasabah du Toubkal (Imlil Valley, Morocco)
– Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Arizona, USA)
– King Pacific Lodge (British Columbia, Canada)
– Fabriken Furillen (Gotland, Sweden)
– Casa do Dean (Bahia, Brazil)
– Posada de Mike Rapu (Easter Island, Chile)
– Treverra Farm Cottage (Cornwall, U.K)
– Cottars 1920s Safari Camp (Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya)
– Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (Machu Picchu, Peru)
– Soneva Gili (North Male´ Atoll, Maldives)
– La Coquillade (Provence, France)
– Borgo Santo Pietro (Tuscany, Italy)
– Fuchun Resort (Zhejiang, Province, China)
– Encantado Resort (New Mexico, USA)
– Château de la Bourdaisière (Loire Valley, France)
– The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch (Wyoming, USA)
– Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge (Alaska, USA)