Escapism Column 1 by Bill Bensley

In hospitality design, few could match the prolific works of Bill Bensley. Since 1989 he has designed more than two hundred properties in more than 30 countries around the world, from remote resorts to spectacular palaces and intimate private residences. ESCAPISM Volume 1 in a series is a first glimpse of his imaginative worlds and showcases the talents of his team of more than 150 architects and interior designers in his studio. His signature is unmistaken lush, detailed, lively, playful, even downright seductive. He brought fun and wonder in the wildest of imaginations. From the Royal Istana in Malaysia, a private beach house in Phuket, the renowned Siam Hotel, to his latest the InterContinental Danang in Vietnam, ESCAPISM Volume 1 features more than 500 pages of vivid photographs in large format from 26 projects in 12 countries over the last two decades. Forewords from his colleagues, friends, and intimate descriptions of the ideas behind his creations make this volume a must-have.