Offering an exploration of hospitality design—and a mixed bag of incredibly tasty eye candy—The Design Hotels Book Edition 2011 is the latest in a book series that, since 2009, has served as a vital and comprehensive catalog of luxury design in the industry. The book is put out by Design Hotels, a company that represents and markets independent hotels across the globe, and there’s no secret behind which properties are chosen. But, with 200 hotels in more than 100 countries, it’s like a world expedition just flipping through the 400-plus pages.
GestaltenFebruary 2011. $68.00

Update: Looks like the 2011 edition is sold out, but they just announced the release of the 2012 edition. Pick it up here


Keith Scott, vice president for business development at Bridgelux, has more than 20 years of global experience in the commercial and consumer lighting industry. Before joining Bridgelux last year, Keith was at Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, where he grew a multimillion-dollar, solid-state lighting business while serving in various marketing and product-development roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in math and physics from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in business administration from Lesley University.


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