Books About Hotels

Top 10 Books About Hotels : Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality, Hotel du Lac, At Bertram's Hotel, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Scarlett Fever, Suite Scarlett, Front Desk, Grand Hotel, Winterhouse, Reservations for Murder

Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
AuthorJacob Tomsky
ISBN0385535635
In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry.

Jacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a philosophy degree...
AuthorAnita Brookner
ISBN0679759328
In the novel that won her the Booker Prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a pseudonym. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her...
At Bertram's Hotel
AuthorAgatha Christie
ISBN0002310015
An old-fashioned London Hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out! When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished...
AuthorElizabeth Taylor
On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened,...
Scarlett Fever
AuthorMaureen Johnson
Ever since Mrs. Amberson, the former-aspiring-actress-turned-agent, entered Scarlett Martin's life, nothing has been the same.

She's still in charge of the Empire Suite in her family's hotel, but she's now also Mrs. Amberson's assistant, running around town for her star client, Chelsea—a...
Suite Scarlett
AuthorMaureen Johnson
ISBN0439899273
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small Art Deco hotel in the heart of New York City. When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite...
Front Desk
AuthorKelly Yang
ISBN1338157795
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.

Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.

Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner,...
Grand Hotel
AuthorVicki Baum
Cruel Berlin. Cruel loneliness.

Weimar Germany, March 1929, shortly before the economic crisis. Flipping in through the revolving doors, Austrian author Vicki Baum (1888 1960) draws the reader into the lobby of the ‘Grand Hotel’ – the archetype of which is so sumptuously conveyed...
Winterhouse
AuthorBen Guterson
An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut―the first book in a trilogy―set in a magical hotel full of secrets.

Orphan Elizabeth Somers’s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly...
Reservations for Murder
AuthorTim Myers
ISBN0425185257
A clinching clue is not a dime a dozen in pulp literature. By that I mean a clue that is not hidden but is camouflaged somewhere in the book. This type of clue is not restricted to mysteries.

In the 1st Harry Potter book, the mystery of who Nicholas Flamel is and why Hermione cannot find a trace of him...
The Greengage Summer
AuthorRumer Godden
The faded elegance of Les Oeillets, with its bullet-scarred staircase and serene garden bounded by high walls; Eliot, the charming Englishman who became the children's guardian while their mother lay ill in hospital; sophisticated Mademoiselle Zizi, hotel patronne, and Eliot's devoted lover;...
AuthorNicole Brossard
Carla Carlson is at the Hotel Clarendon in Quebec City trying to finish a novel. Nearby, a woman, preoccupied with sadness and infatuated with her boss, catalogues antiquities at the Museum of Civilization. Every night, the two women meet at the hotel bar and talk – about childhood and parents and...
Ghosts of Greenglass House
AuthorKate Milford
ISBN1328828921
Once again, Greenglass House has been inundated at Christmas time, just as it was the previous year. Thirteen-year-old Milo Pine has been struggling with being the odd kid at school, a Chinese adoptee in an insensitive, mostly white, world. He was hoping to nurse his wounds over Christmas break, alone...
AuthorRobert Swindells
ISBN0435124994
Somebody was in there. Somebody—or something...

There is no room thirteen in the creepy Crow's Nest Hotel, where Fliss and her friends are staying on a school trip. Or is there? For at the stroke of midnight, something peculiar happens to the door of the linen cupboard next to room 12. And something...
AuthorLois Duncan
The Walkers are moving to a new town, and staying with an aunt who's allergic to dogs. Too bad for Andi and her brother Bruce, who love dogs -- and happen to meet a stray that needs help. Soon, Andi hatches a plan, turning the abandoned house down the block into a hotel for dogs. But as more and more tenants move...
AuthorJoseph Roth
ISBN1585674478
Still bearing the scars from gulag experiences, a freed POW traverses Russia to arrive at the Polish town of Lodz. In its massive Hotel Savoy, he meets there a surreal cast of characters, each eagerly awaiting the return from America of a rich man named Bloomfield. Like Europe itself in 1932, the hotel...
Hotel of the Saints
AuthorUrsula Hegi
ISBN0743227166
The bestselling author of Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in this major collection that balances her reader on the magical border of laughter and sorrow.
In Hotel of the Saints, Hegi enters the perspectives of lovers...
Just Desserts
AuthorMary Daheim
ISBN0380762951
When the garishly grotesque clan of wealthy carpet-sweeper magnate Otto Broadie sweeps down upon Judith McMonigle's Hillside Manor Inn, it looks like there'll be a wild night of drinking, dining, and fortune-telling in the offing. But when their soothsayer-for-hire Madame Gushenka drops dead...
AuthorPhilip Reeve
ISBN1599901218
Art, Myrtle, and their mother accept the kind invitation of a holiday to an up-and-coming asteroid resort. But they set out with visions of rest and relaxation only to be sucked into a dastardly plot involving spies, time travel, and mind-altering clothing! Before their adventures are over, they'll...
AuthorJoseph Roth
ISBN0811224872
The Hotel Years gathers sixty-four feuilletons: on hotels; pains and pleasures; personalities; and the deteriorating international situation of the 1930s. Never before translated into English, these pieces begin in Vienna just at the end of the First World War, and end in Paris near the outbreak...
AuthorBarry Miles
ISBN0802138179
The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris, where the Beats took awestruck audiences with...
AuthorLudwig Bemelmans
ISBN0091887879
If there is such a thing as a comfort food book, Bemelmans' stories are it. His evocative tales of grand hotel life have a reporter's eye for sensory detail, yet he always manages to bathe his world and it's lovable characters in the mood of a fairytale. Meet the girl-hungry hotel Magician, Kalakobe the...
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