(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.
“In Iran, there’s a superb scene of boutique hotels combining contemporary design with characteristic Persian heritage —