Once in a Lifetime: Travel and Leisure Redefined

Once in a Lifetime is a global exploration of the thrill of modern luxury travel and presents a tantalising array of new possibilities for exploring and relaxing that redefine the idea of luxury travel.

Published by German imprint Gestalten and edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann and Marie le Fort, the unifying idea is all about the journey and this read is one excursion that doesn’t disappoint.

Stunning visuals and inspirational quotes throughout highlight the fact that every journey has a personality of its own and that unique voyages are those that include unusual experiences.

Contemporary luxury travel is undoubtedly one of the finer things in life, whether it’s the timelessness, uniqueness, movement or visual thrill of capturing an array of valuable images and sensations.

Broken into five sections – ‘Eyes Wide Open’, ‘Peace of Mind’, ‘Getting Wiser’, ‘On the Move’, and ‘the Grand Hotel’ – the book offers a snapshot of the architects, interior designers and owners of a premium collection of properties selected for their uniqueness and outlook.

The inspiring ranges represents a conscious choice for slowing down our hectic lives and includes eco-friendly resorts, farms where guests can help out with the work, simple hotels, spectacular glamping sites, as well as glamorous houses, train and boats, all skillfully described by renowned travel, design and architecture journalist Marie Le Fort.

A short description on each feature property sheds light on the location, individual style and ethos of each, while short introductions on each section invite the reader to consider the implications and rewards of modern day luxury adventure.

Many are innovative properties or concept installations, from Sweden’s design-savvy Treehotel to the industrial-chic of the Tubohotel in Tepoztlan in Mexico.

Others are groundbreaking or classic in their own ways, such as Grace Santorini, carved into the cliffs 300 metres of above a volcanic Caldera, or Wolwedens Desert Camp, hidden in the hills behind the Skeleton Coast in the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

In all Once in a lifetime is an inspirational and groundbreaking coffee table exploration of the many excellent experiential travel options on offer today.

Published by Gestalten Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, Marie Le Fort Format: 24 x 30 cm Features: 256 pages, full color, hardcover ISBN: 978-3-89955-419-9 Catalog price: £37.50

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