Welcome to Hotel Essence Photography Portfolio. 

In this section you will find a portfolio of hotels around the world that we have photographed. 

The aim of Hotel Essence Photography is to capture the personality of the hotel so that the viewer feels compelled to say, “Take me there!” With years of experience in this sector, we are expert at creating photographs that portray the unique quirks, charms and attractions of the individual property – and display its real heart, its essence.
Cashel Palace Hotel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Cashel Palace Hotel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Serras Hotel Barcelona

Serras Hotel Barcelona

Fairmont Hotel, Barcelona

Fairmont Hotel, Barcelona

Park Hotel Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland

Park Hotel Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland

Avani+ Luang Prabang, Laos

Avani+ Luang Prabang, Laos

Benbow Historic Inn, California, USA.

Benbow Historic Inn, California, USA.

Hotel Camiral

Hotel Camiral

Hotel Lavida

Hotel Lavida

Cortijo del Marques, Granada, Spain

Cortijo del Marques, Granada, Spain

Oberoi Guragong

Oberoi Guragong

Oberoi Amarvilas

Oberoi Amarvilas

Artic Treehouse

Artic Treehouse

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare, Ireland

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare, Ireland

Alvear Palace Photo Shoot, Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Photo Shoot, Buenos Aires

The Wellesley Hotel, London

The Wellesley Hotel, London

Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

Parador de Corias

Parador de Corias

St James Hotel, Redwing, Minnesota, USA

St James Hotel, Redwing, Minnesota, USA

The Raffles Hotel, Beijing

The Raffles Hotel, Beijing

The Raffles Hotel, Singapore

The Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Oberoi Hotel, Mauritius

Oberoi Hotel, Mauritius

Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

La Maison Blanche, Tangier, Morocco

La Maison Blanche, Tangier, Morocco

ME Madrid Reina Victoria, Madrid, Spain

ME Madrid Reina Victoria, Madrid, Spain

Napa River Inn, California

Napa River Inn, California

Palacio Carvajal Girón, Plasencia, Spain

Palacio Carvajal Girón, Plasencia, Spain

Amanjena Hotel, Marrakesh

Amanjena Hotel, Marrakesh

The Dolder Grand, Zürich, Switzerland

The Dolder Grand, Zürich, Switzerland

Hotel Boulderado, Colorado, USA

Hotel Boulderado, Colorado, USA

Hotel Capella, Singapore

Hotel Capella, Singapore

Hayman Island Hotel, Great Barrier Reef

Hayman Island Hotel, Great Barrier Reef

Fairmont Hotel, Beijing

Fairmont Hotel, Beijing

Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban

Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Durban

Four Seasons Hotel, Prague

Four Seasons Hotel, Prague

Hotel La Florida, Barcelona

Hotel La Florida, Barcelona

La Val, Brigels, Switzerland

La Val, Brigels, Switzerland

La Passion Hotel Boutique, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

La Passion Hotel Boutique, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Casa Numero 7, Seville, Spain

Casa Numero 7, Seville, Spain

Sofitel Le Louise, Brussels

Sofitel Le Louise, Brussels

Sacher Hotel, Vienna

Sacher Hotel, Vienna

Premier Palace Hotel, Kiev

Premier Palace Hotel, Kiev

Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

Hotel Kamp, Helsinki

Precise Hoteles El Rompido, Huelva, Spain

Precise Hoteles El Rompido, Huelva, Spain

Norfolk Fairmont Nairobi

Norfolk Fairmont Nairobi

Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Philippines

Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Philippines

It’s the detail that portrays the feeling, the soul, the heart & the very essence of the hotel.

Hotel Essence Photography

This portfolio section offers real examples of images that have worked for specific hotel establishments and resorts. In a hotel´s image portfolio, every feature and aspect should be included: architectural shots, guest rooms, communal spaces, sunsets, sunrises, daylight shots, food photography, experiences, gardens and grounds, night shots, not to mention the details that capture exactly what is so special about the property – the hotel, spa, grounds, setting – and why a particular hotel offers an experience like no other. Please browse this portfolio section – here you will find not only images, but accompanying text, providing background information about each image and how it was shot.
 
In the hospitality industry of today, where Social Media means that more visuals of your property are seen on more devices by more people across more media platforms than ever before, images that simply depict a hotel’s amenities and architecture are not enough. The connected global traveller wants more – images that portray the intrinsic qualities of a hotel, showing what it actually feels like to be a guest.
 
How can Hotel Essence Photography create more buzz about your hotel?
After 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, Michelle Chaplow’s impressive range of work in this niche market – and that of the team behind her – places Hotel Essence Photography in a unique position to manage luxury hotel photography projects around the globe.
In this online reservation, visually-rich, Social Media-linked world, we know that a picture is worth a thousand words; good visuals are also essential for press and PR coverage. Some publications won’t even carry stories about hotels unless the visuals are of excellent quality.
“Hotels are individual entities – no two are the same, and it´s very important to capture and express each property’s unique personality with strong visuals,” Michelle Chaplow.
If you are looking for evocative images that portray the real essence of your hotel – Hotel Essence Photography can help you achieve your marketing goals.