About the Book

Nothing quite captures the spirit and magic of a destination better than a hotel or resort. From grand European palaces, sleek towers incapital cities, and safari lodges in the African bush to sensational resorts in alluring seaside or mountaintop locales, hotels and resorts epitomize the essence of their destinations while welcoming you as a special guest.

In this updated and expanded second edition, noted travel executive and consultant Valerie Ann Wilson takes readers on a fantastic journey visiting the world's most luxurious, unique, and spectacular properties. Along the way, you will discover the distinct personality of each place through fascinating history, personal anecdotes or tidbits, and illuminating color photography.

Feel as if you have pulled up a chair for a glass of champagne and conversation with Valerie Wilson, as she imparts her invaluable advice. From Venetian palaces to chic Hong Kong skyscrapers to over water bungalows in the Indian Ocean, "Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts" second edition shares her 400 favorites worldwide. Whether you are planning a trip or simply want to daydream, let Valerie Wilson bring you her world.