The Wellesley Hotel, London, England

The Wellesley Hotel,
London, England

Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur India

The Oberoi Rajvilas,
Jaipur, India

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

The Mandarin Oriental,
Barcelona, Spain

Parador de Corias

Parador de Corias,
Asturias, Spain

Finca Cortesin Casares

Finca Cortesin,
Andalucia, Spain

La Maison Blanche Riad Tangiers Hotel

La Maison Blanche,
Tangiers, Morocco

Casa n7, Sevilla, Spain

Casa nº7,
Sevilla, Spain

La Val Bergspa Hotel, Brigels, Switzerland.

La Val Hotel,
Brigels, Switzerland

The Oberoi Amarvilas

The Oberoi Amarvilas,
India

Oberoi Gurgaon New Delhi

The Oberoi Gurgaon,
India

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
Singapore

Capella Hotel Sentosa Island Singapore Asia

Capella Singapore Hotel,
Singapore

Hotel Palacio Carvajal Girón - Plasencia. Luxury Travel.

Palacio Carvajal Giron,
Plasencia, Spain

©Michelle Chaplow - Precise Hoteles El Rompido

Precise Hoteles,
El Rompido, Spain

The Oberoi, Mauritius

The Oberoi Mauritius,
Mauritius

Hospes Hotel, Plaza de la Independencia

ME Hotel,
Madrid, Spain

Kempinski Hotel Bahia,
Estepona, Spain

Pearl Farm Resort,
The Phillipines

New Hotel,
Asia

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My favourite hotels in the world

As a travel photographer, hotels are a fundamental part of the journeying experience. Michelle averages 100 plus hotel nights per year and this section has been created to share a selection of her personal recommendations for hotels around the world. Whilst on assignment, a hotel provides a travel photographer with a base from which to explore the country and a secure storage space for equipment. It’s the mobile office, the refuelling zone, the meeting point and if you’re really lucky, there may even be time to indulge in the pool or the Spa. The reality of following the light and photographic deadlines however, often means this isn’t the case. A good hotel can be the primary inspiration for a photographer as they embark on their project, the place from which ideas evolve for imagery. A travel photographer’s hotel is essentially the gateway to photographically documenting a destination.