Historic Hotels Worldwide’s renowned resort destinations represent authentic culture, world-class hospitality, and refined luxury. Many historic resorts showcase legendary golf courses.
A 19th-century Victorian Palace, the iconic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan affords an authentic, magical experience on the banks of the river Nile. Discover sophisticated interiors by Sybille de Margerie in the historic Palace, a world of Moorish arches, exquisite refined dining, and luxurious accommodations in one of the 138 guestrooms and suites.
Built in 1886, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is a historic treasure perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples. Blending rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times, this Luxor, Egypt hotel boasts sumptuous accommodations in 92 guestrooms and suites that have be the choice destination among luminaries and dignitaries for over a century.
Majestically standing atop a hill, Deogarh Mahal is an imposing palace boasting a commanding view of the Aravalli mountain range, lakes, and countryside. With its gray battlements, domes, turrets, jharokhas, and huge gateways, Deogarh Mahal is a stunning sight from the the village below.
Originally a vacation mansion for the Alsisar family, Alsisar Haveli was built in 1892 in the heart of the Pink City of Jaipur. Fully restored and expanded, Alsisar Haveli was converted into a historic hotel in 1994 and has established itself as a magical property, exuding decadence and luxury fit for royalty.
From its advent in 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has proved to be an outpost for the most dignified guests, including actors, songwriters, socialites, and more. It has remained steadfast, standing through wars, renovations, and ownership changes, emerging resilient as one of Hanoi's top hotels. With 364 stunning guestrooms and luxury suites, this historic hotel engulfs travelers during their stay as they indulge in comfortable settings and well-appointed furnishings.
From the alluring island of Puerto Rico and the vibrant city of San Juan, the Caribe Hilton is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning beach resort where ordinary ceases to exist and paradise never ends. Featuring a secluded beach, oceanfront swimming pools, nine restaurants, a full-service spa, and 65,000 sq ft of meeting space, the historic Caribe Hilton boasts the ultimate Caribbean experience.
Since its inception in 1919, the historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has catered to sophisticated San Juan travelers who place one aspiration above all else – to pursue a lifestyle of five-star luxury and leisure within some of the world’s most exclusive destinations. Discover Puerto Rico as it is meant to be experienced at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel where exacting service, luxury accommodations, exquisite amenities, and fine dining are a hallmark of every stay.
Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, The Condado Plaza Hilton is a historic San Juan, Puerto Rico destination elevating the luxury accommodation, dining, meeting, and hospitality experience.
Originally built in 1932, Alvear Palace Hotel is a luxury historic destination in Buenos Aires, Argentina combining European elegance, opulent accommodations, cutting edge technology, and impeccable personalized service. Boasting magnificent architecture and decor, the hotel offers 197 accommodations, a variety of refined dining establishments, versatile meeting and event spaces, and a state-of-the-art spa and wellness center to meet the needs of every guest.
In the heart of the Inca city, Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort built in a colonial mansion of the 16th century, displaying several paintings of the Cuzco school, colonial sculptures, and carvings that transport guests to a time of brilliant extravagance.
Built next to the majestic Vilcanota River, in the mystical landscape of the Incas on the route to Machu Picchu, Aranwa Sacred Valley is composed from a restored hacienda decorated in Colonial style inviting the magical balance of the ancient Inca culture and modern sumptuousness in the peaceful haven of the Huayllabamba district.
Housed in a heritage-listed palais on Schottenring Street, Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna forms part of the famously glamourous Ringstrasse Boulevard. The hotel is located in Innere Stadt, the historic city center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Royally perched on magnificent ancient cliffs that soar more than 400 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, the exquisite Chateau Eza welcomes guests to a fairytale enchantment filled with mesmerizing views of the shimmering sea, charmed furnishings and antiques, and dreamlike embellishments and trappings – all tucked away in a magical 1000-year-old medieval village.
The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich is minutes from the State Opera and Hofbrauhaus; with the main square Marienplatz and nearby Viktualienmarkt just further along. The 297 lavishly designed guestrooms and suites were carefully updated throughout the centuries, never losing its inimitable charm and rich history.
Originally built in the early 19th century, Antica Dimora Suites is a beautifully-restored destination situated on the picturesque Greek island of Crete. Boasting architectural integrity and historic charm, the hotel is located in the heart of old town Rethymno, near exciting cultural sights, refined Mediterranean dining, and beautiful sandy beaches.
With its structures dating back to 1832, The K Club represents true luxury that has been able to withstand the test of time. The historic Kildare, Ireland hotel offers a wealth of dining outlets, featuring locally-sourced cuisine, international fare, afternoon tea service, and more for travelers' enjoyment.
Housed in a 13th-century monastery, which once was home to Cistercians monks and Cappuccini friars, the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is perched on a cliff top high above sea level with spectacular views of Amalfi and the Mediterranean Coast and only steps away from the historic city center and the harbor of Amalfi.
Immersed in the beauty of Lake Como offering a spectacular view of the glorious ancient town of Bellagio, and the surrounding Alps, the century old Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a treasured example of the finest authentic Italian-liberty Art Nouveau palaces. With period furnishings, intricate in detail, and unparalleled views, Grand Hotel Tremezzo envelopes the decadent ambiance throughout the walls and invites a sensation of harmony and tranquility.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is set on a private island in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. San Clemente Island played a key role in the history of the Republic of Venice, and for centuries it housed a monastery. The stunning San Clemente Church, built in the 12th century and among the oldest ones in Venice, reminds visitors of the monastic settlement.
As one of the few remaining Functionalist-style buildings in Norway, Strand Hotel Fevik is a leading venue for luxury vacations and functions. In complete harmony with its peaceful surroundings, a stay at Strand Hotel Fevik affords beautiful views of the ocean and rolling dunes.
Offering the serenity and refreshing escape of the countryside, Losby Gods Hotel dates back 300 years to the lucrative timber trade. A large estate comprised of three factories, Losby Gods is a beautiful mid-19th century property featuring its own golf facility with two courses, a driving range, and tennis courts.
For over 350 years, Sundvolden Hotel has been the choice historic experience for tradesmen, farmers, artists, royalty and travelers from the furthest corners of the globe. Offering 257 spacious guestrooms and creative and comforting cuisine at the property's a la carte restaurant Anno 1648, Sundvolden Hotel is a luxury retreat rich in heritage and tradition.
Originally a “staging inn” with one straw bed over a shipping office, Hotel Ullensvang is rooted with deep Norwegian history and traditions. This property has been run by five generations of the Utne family after Hans Utne built the inn in 1846. A cabin in Lofthus near the inn was the inspiration and birthplace of the musical creations by the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Little by little, the hotel was expanded and restored to the luxury property that it stands today.
A history rich in entertaining and generous hospitality, Hotell Refsnes Gods has earned its reputation as a choice destination to experience tranquil luxury on the Jeloy island in Moss, Norway, just an hour outside of Oslo. Originally a lavish private residence, Hotell Refsnes Gods was frequented by luminaries and dignitaries that have left their mark on the property, including artists Edvard Munch who inspired The Munch Restaurant and King Oscar II who is celebrated by the historic King Hall.
Originally an intimate escape for merchant princes to revitalize creative notions, Solstrand Hotel & Bad was built in 1896 by Christian Michelsen, who later became the first prime minister of Norway after gaining independence from Sweden in 1905. Today, Solstrand Hotel is run by the fourth-generation of the Schau-Larsen family and remains a holiday resort offering the its original wooden architecture affording the rich natural and cultural landscape that surrounds it.
Dating back to the 1400s, Nermo Hotell & Apartments was originally a modest guesthouse among a potato and grain farm for fishermen and hunters seeking adventure among the valleys of Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. Today, the property offers 32 spacious and comfortable guestrooms and 53 apartments featuring magnificent soaring views of the valley and Oyer mountains.
With front row seats to the North Sea, Sola Strand Hotel has been an idyllic example of the perfect beach vacation for decades. The interior of the property transports guests to a historic life at sea with the floors and walls lined and decorated by materials of old vessels. Sola Strand Hotel has thrived through occupation during World War II and nearly a century of careful preservation.
Built in 1845, in the heart of a park on the Oslo fjord coastline, Engo Gard has been an idyllic country inn since the twenties. Originally known as Pihls Pensjonat, the modest guesthouse was slowly expanded and restored to great the luxury historic hotel it stands today. Engo Gard has converted its property to house 44 guestrooms, a renown restaurant with private wine cellar, and other exciting facilities.
The Kempinski Palace Portorož boasts 164 superior and deluxe rooms, 17 exclusive suites, including a luxurious 230 square meters Presidential Suite and two rooftop Laguna Suites with open-air Jacuzzis. All guestrooms and suites are spacious, superbly furnished in modern or traditional design, with a park or a sea view.
Boasting superior views of the Swiss mountains and forests surrounding the property, Hotel Waldhaus Sils stands frozen in time, with old-world comfort, but full of modern conveniences for the modern traveler.
Enjoy dining at three gourmet restaurants, deep relaxation at Kempinski The Spa, restful nights in the 184 comfortable guestrooms and suites and 27 luxury residences, and hundreds of miles of pristine slopes on your doorstep at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz.
There are a handful of hotels in the world so iconic, so distinctive that they become synonymous with the city that created them. In Istanbul, that hotel is the Cıragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. For travelers who want to fully experience the grandeur, elegance, excitement and mystery of one of the world’s most extraordinary cities, there is no other choice.
Originally a fortress built in the mid-19th century, Citadel Inn Hotel & Resort is a historic establishment in Lviv, Ukraine affording elegant accommodations, convenient amenities, and excellent service. With a relaxing spa, flexible conference center, and refined dining establishments, Citadel Inn Hotel & Resort affords true luxury.
Spend your next stay in London at the elegant and fascinating Stafford London and enjoy a multitude of amenities and activities.
Nestled on London’s charming High Holborn, Rosewood London is a historic Edwardian-Belle Epoque hotel built in 1914. Featuring 262 luxurious guestrooms and 44 opulent suites, 11 expansive meeting spaces, and the finest of dining options, this historic London hotel ensures a memorable stay.
Blending classic elegance and modern luxury, The Landmark London offers stunning facilities and thoughtful amenities amid the vibrant city life in England's capital city.
The Algonquin Resort, blending historic charm with contemporary amenities, is the ideal choice for a seaside getaway in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. Boasting a variety of spacious accommodations, this picturesque resort ensures luxury comfort in an intimate setting.
A rare jewel in Nova Scotia, Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa offers excellent dining, a dedicated staff, and exceptional accommodations which will exceed all expectations.
A grand jewel of a hotel in Halifax, The Westin Nova Scotian brings together comfort and style as well as traditional elegance. A unique AAA/CAA Four Diamond hotel, The Westin Nova Scotian offers unmatched luxury accommodations for all guests.
Situated in serene Nova Scotia, Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa is the ideal getaway to experience Canada's finest outdoor offerings. Dating back to 1940, this beautiful resort boasts a variety of luxurious accommodations, fine dining experiences, and the best of indoor and outdoor activities.
Known as "The King Eddy," The Omni King Edward Hotel is a luxury historic hotel in Toronto, Canada offering 301 newly-refurbished accommodations, grand meeting and event venues, and convenient amenities and services. For over a century, the hotel has served fine dining and impeccable hospitality to local and visiting luminaries.
Rich in heritage, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an urban resort, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, that seduces with its historic charm, distinctive elegance, world-class hospitality and magic touch. Once the site of personal residence of the English and French governors, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac stands high on Cap Diamant, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River.
The 28-guestroom Hacienda el Carmen Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa, outdoor pool, fitness facilities, complimentary WiFi, and an authentic and traditional Mexican restaurant. Guest can choose from various activities, including golf, paddle board, fishing, and mountain biking.
The Hotel Hacienda Mérida is a charming luxury boutique hotel that was formerly a private home, dating back to 1840. Each individually decorated guestroom boasts canopy beds and the finest luxury linens that a discerning traveler can expect. For guests who desire more privacy, the exclusive Hotel Hacienda Mérida VIP is a separate wing from the main hotel.
Hacienda Santa Rosa, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is a former 17th century manorial house that was repurposed and adapted to serve as a luxury boutique hotel.
Hacienda Temozon, A Luxury Collection Hotel, was formerly a sisal hacienda of the 17th century and beautifully repurposed into a luxury 28-guestroom boutique hotel.
Set on a 16th century Mexican estate, Hacienda Labor de Rivera is an elegant luxury boutique spa hotel. It is 4.8 km from the town of Teuchitlán and 7 km from the Zona Arqueológica Guachimontones. The whole region, including the nearby tequila distilleries, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Embedded within a centennial jungle, Hacienda San Jose, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is an original hacienda from the 18th century with expansive wild gardens and a swimming pool that floats over the jungle.
Hacienda La Magdalena features eight guestrooms with bath and balcony, ten suites with Jacuzzis, and two presidential suites, each individually and elegantly decorated for serenity and a peaceful night’s rest. Guests can bask under the sun by the pool or book a therapeutic spa treatment or massage. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, game room, business center, and event space for romantic weddings or playful celebrations.
The 15-room Hacienda Lomajim is a tranquil and lush getaway, surrounded by trails to nearby waterfalls. On-site is an exquisite gourmet Mexican restaurant, wine cellar and bar, year-round outdoor pool, spa services, and an outdoor Jacuzzi located on the edge of the San Cristobal Canyon.
Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows promises an unparalleled getaway, located just steps away from the world-renowned archaeological site, Chichen Itza in Mexico.
Hacienda Xcanatún is a luxurious boutique hotel, located in an authentic 18th century hacienda within Merida, Mexico, offering elegant accommodations, exquisite dining, and more for guests to enjoy.
Nestled in the heart of Merida, Mansion Merida is an ornate manor on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico boasting a past rich with history. Dating back to 1644 and once owned by famed Governor Rodrigo Flores de Aldana, this elegant resort features Belle Epoque architecture and overlooks the leafy palm trees and exhilarating streets of the city.
Located on Merida's most prominent avenue, Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel affords travelers a delightful hub for their exploration of Mexico's vast Yucatan Peninsula. Entwined with the tradition of Mayan culture, this historic Yucatan destination boasts a vibrant history along with eclectic offerings for enjoyment while on a sojourn to Mexico.
Dating back to 1912, Wyndham Merida is a luxury property located in Merida, Mexico, offering travelers exquisite accommodations, unparalleled dining options, and a beautiful historic setting. Set in the vibrant Yucatan Peninsula, this heritage hotel boasts convenient access to explore the cultural attractions nearby.
Originally built in 1852, the landmark Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa is located in Mobile's revitalized downtown, situated near the riverfront and Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center
The newly renovated Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel has been a Mobile landmark since its opening in 1940. Closed due to damage from Hurricane Frederic in 1979, the hotel was beautifully restored in 1985.
Boasting luxury accommodations, America's first full-service spa, and championship golf courses, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a historic retreat affording a true Southern California ambiance and picturesque natural landscape.
The Scarlet Huntington features one-of-a-kind accommodations with high technology and whimsical décor. Each of the 134 guestrooms, including three exclusive suites, features WiFi, an iPod® docking station, USB ports and electrical charging stations, and work desks.
For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marks its 90th anniversary in 2008.
One America's most celebrated hotels, the Capital Hilton has been a site for important historical events since its opening date in 1943. Located in the electric downtown district of Washington DC, the Capital Hilton promises luxury accommodations in a setting near the city's most notable attractions, with the magnificent White House located just two blocks away.
Inspired by American Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is a historic hotel illustrating and celebrating its namesake throughout its design and character. Blending distinct European and Washingtonian styles with America's past and modern luxuries, the stately Beaux Arts hotel was built in 1923, originally constructed as a luxury residential building, home to the city's elite.
History, vibrant nightlife and tropical paradise come together at the La Concha Hotel & Spa. Throughout the years, famous authors such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams have visited this tropical island and found inspiration and contentment. Guests can indulge in Key West's notoriously playful nightlife - centered on Duval Street.
There's no mistaking the Don CeSar. Instantly known as Florida's Pink Castle when it opened back in 1928, this ten-story hotel sits on the sugary sands of St. Pete Beach, an island in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges.
The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo, a Doubletree by Hilton, has 320 fully-refurbished guestrooms and suites that provide upscale, contemporary lodging for vacationers exploring the charms of Hilo and nearby attractions, such as stunning waterfalls, Volcanoes National Park, snorkeling, and surfing off the beautiful bay and ocean coasts.
As Waikiki's only true destination resort, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort offers the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic Hawaiian hospitality. Originally developed by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1955, this historic Honolulu hotel affords the widest stretch of white sand on Waikiki, a serene beachfront lagoon, lush tropical gardens and cascading waterfalls, majestic views of Diamond Head and romantic seaside sunsets.
From it's opening in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort has been recognized as an icon of luxury resort travel. Known to the world as "The Pink Palace of the Pacific", The Royal Hawaiian is a lifestyle destination, mirroring the quiet confidence and impeccable standards expected by discerning travelers.
Through detailed renovation, restoration and an extreme passion for refurbishing the past, French Lick Resort Casino, established in 1845, has re-opened its doors and returned to its original charm and grandeur. For over two centuries the Pluto Mineral Springs and its medicinal waters have drawn visitors to French Lick and our legendary resort.
Whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests at the historic 424-room Omni Severin Hotel will discover the convenience of a prime downtown location and the luxury of a elegantly updated classic hotel. In the heart of the downtown Wholesale District, the hotel is ideally located where you'll find the the biggest names and the brightest attractions the city has to offer.
An architectural marvel, West Baden Springs Hotel is the crown jewel of French Lick Resort's $500 million restoration. The turn-of-the century National Historic Landmark offers 246 exquisitely appointed rooms, a world-class spa, championship golf, and a wide array of dining and entertainment options.
Le Pavillon Hotel embraces the true history of one of the nation’s most memorable, distinct cities. The historic hotel in New Orleans sits on the site of one of the city's first great plantation homes. When this first-generation skyscraper opened in 1907, Le Pavillon Hotel became an instant signature in the historic heart of the Big Easy.
Surrounded by sparkling waters and boasting brilliant views of Casco Bay, The Westin Portland Harborview offers luxurious accommodations and thoughtful amenities. Situated in the vibrant Arts District of Portland, Maine, The Westin Portland Harborview boasts 289 elegant guestrooms and suites, rooftop bar Top of the East Lounge, refined Congress Squared Restaurant, a full-service Akari Spa, dynamic meeting and function venues, and gracious hospitality.
At the tip of Cape Cod's distinctive tip sits the eclectic village of Provincetown, home to the magnificent Crowne Pointe Historic Inn, where luxury meets history. Originally established a bustling seaport, Provincetown was once inhabited by a rowdy mix of smugglers, outlaws and raucous mariners. Today, the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn boasts charming accommodations, unrivaled service, and a unique historic experience.
The old-world elegance of Grand Hotel envelops you the moment you step onto Mackinac Island and board a horse-drawn carriage taxi or stroll the short distance to the hotel. Either way, your passage will be peaceful; cars aren't allowed on Mackinac Island -- one of the many traditions that still reign from the opening days of Grand Hotel back in 1887.
Mount Washington Resort was the creation of industrialist Joseph Stickney, who built The Mount Washington Hotel in 1902. The sparking white and red-roofed Spanish Renaissance-style hotel, with its grand, colonnaded veranda, was the setting for the historic Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
Situated in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, The Sagamore opened in 1883 and was a social center for the wealthy visiting Lake George. After closing in 1981, the hotel was reopened a few years later and restored to its original grandeur. Today the resort offers a wealth of recreational and dining opportunities for guests who enjoy "roughing it" with an elegance in the woods.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of the South’s best-loved resorts. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the city of Asheville, N.C., and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its distinctive undulating red clay tile roof and original Roycroft furnishings and fixtures, The Grove Park Inn captures the essence of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Located just outside the limits of the town of Bedford Springs, this sprawling 2,200 acre resort has been welcoming guests and making history for more than 200 years. Its red brick façade is distinguished by white columns, a porte cochere and a series of additions that amble their way up the hillside. The result is a charming combination of old and new elements that work in harmony against the rocky hills of south central Pennsylvania.
This beautiful and serene inn is a top 25 AAA 4-Diamond Historic Hotel, decorated with carefully chosen Arts & Crafts style furnishings such as hand-screened Bradbury and Bradbury wallpapers and hand-made Fulper tiles. The 21 rooms are true to the Arts and Crafts style and enhanced with featherbeds, luxury linens, and modern amenities. Environmentally responsible as well, the inn has been recognized for its water and energy conservation.
Historian David Cohn once wrote, “The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel… If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby… ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta…” Truly, in the minds of many, The Peabody is Memphis.
For over two and a half centuries, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered genuine Southern hospitality amid the Allegheny Mountains, boasting beautiful accommodations, championship golf courses, and an expansive conference center. A designated National Historic Landmark, this luxury resort offers modern amenities without compromising its historic charm.
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