Iran’s most beautiful hotels: Persian Nights, a book by Thomas Wegmann

(CNN) — Cultural heritage, great food and… boutique hotels?

Some people travel to Iran for its history — the 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, for starters. Others go for the living culture — the great food and legendary day-to-day hospitality that regular travelers rave about.

Thomas Wegmann is a little different. For him, the most striking thing about Iran is its hotels. Not grand seven-star hotels, either, but small, boutique properties run by families — while being absolutely cutting edge.

Iran most beautiful hotels and guesthouses

As well as hotels, the book has a section on guesthouses. Howzak House is Esfahan’s first ecolodge, near the UNESCO-listed Masjed-e Jame mosque.

It’s run by young couple Babak and Nassim and, Wegmann says, “it’s like being part of their home.

“They even run textile-printing workshops and have bikes for guests.

“You can just ride around, it’s very relaxed,” he says.

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Reading the CNN reportage of the newly published Persian Nights, made us remember how much we missed hosting guests from all over the world, and share with them the joyful details of Persian Culture. We are indeed very happy to be part of this new fresh perspective of Wegmann to Iran. Hence, if you purchased the Book, let us know what you think about it! 🙂

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