These easily portable, beautifully designed and lavishly produced books offer up the usual enticing selection of destinations, whether you are after a funky boutique hotel in a vibrant, up-and-coming area or a quietly luxurious stay in a well-heeled arrondissement. Whatever your taste, whatever your budget, and whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, these stylish books will never fail to inspire and are sure to become collectors items.

Hip Hotels: New York 2006, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780500286180