Brace, Matthew: Hotel Heaven - Confessions of a Luxury Hotel Addict
Book Number: 53585
Random House 2007 2007 8vo. softcover. 339pp. Hotel Heaven is the fascinating, glamorous and hilarious account of more than a decade of relentlessly posh travel, painstaking research and an awful lot of fun. Jetting into far-flung airstrips, being chauffeured in Rolls Royces, sharing lifts with movie stars and tents with hyenas, stalking TV celebrities from behind lobby pot-plants, sipping cocktails with multi-millionaires in Hollywood, Bali and Bora Bora, and being able to smile and say "good evening, how utterly delightful to make your acquaintance" in 7 different languages: all part of the daily grind of the five-star hotel reviewer. In Hotel Heaven, Brace takes you inside the hallowed walls of the world's most fabulous and expensive luxury hotels. He walks you through their corridors and lush gardens, lets you plunge into their pools and luxuriate in their best suites. But things do not always go to plan for the jet-set travel writer and Brace recounts hilarious and humiliating incidents which have almost ended his career as a professional bon viveur.