Enchanting moments of divine splendor await at Historic Hotels Worldwide’s cultural treasures. From glorious getaways to romantic rendezvous, historic destinations provide sumptuous settings for weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries.
An exceptionally exclusive and resplendent palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace is an awe-inspiring sight boasting an memorizing architectural elements, including symmetrical layouts, ornate filigree work, and latticed screens. Situated in the heart of Bikaner, India, the stately palace was formerly the grand private residence of His Highness Sir Ganga Singh Ji.
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.
Located in the modest arid village of Alsisar, 23 kilometers/14 miles from the district headquarters of Jhuhjhunu in Rajasthan, the heritage rich Alsisar Mahal palace is an oasis sitting luminously among the battle-hardened desert surroundings. Claimed in 1737 by the ancestors of current heir Thaukur Gaj Singhji, the brilliant Alsisar Mahal is the most recent addition to the Alsisar Group of Hotels.
Boasting opulent Baroque architecture, The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel offers luxury accommodations in a historic setting situated in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. Reminiscent of imperial times, the hotel boasts luminous guestrooms and suites, refined dining establishments, and exclusive access to the Hermitage Museum.
Established around 1800, Bantú Hotel Boutique is a beautifully-appointed destination situated in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia boasting unique Colonial architecture, elegant guestrooms, and unparalleled hospitality.
The first hotel built in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Hotel Caribe boasts 363 thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites, versatile event spaces, relaxing pool area, a variety of dining venues, and convenient facilities. Surrounded by vibrant cultural attractions, sandy beaches, and a rich history, Hotel Caribe offers an unrivaled experience.
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.
Amid the enchanting surroundings of the historic, UNESCO-protected center of one of Europe’s best preserved Hanseatic cities, on the site of a former Dominican monastery dating back to the year 1234, lies the luxury Flanders Hotel - Hampshire Classic. Opening its doors to guests since 1905, the former Grand Hotel Verriest was a modest lodging choice serving travelers from around the world seeking experiences at The Venice of the North.
The Grandhotel Pupp is a 228-room luxury hotel steeped in rich history and classical elegance. Built in 1701 as a fashionable playground for aristocracy, this Czech Republic hotel is a stunning example of timeless grandeur and exceptional service in the heart of Karlovy Vary, famous for its curative hot springs.
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.
Hotel Napoleon Paris made its grand debut as an opulent addition to the Parisian skyline in the 1920s, amid the city’s influx of literary and artistic expatriates, including “The Lost Generation” writers, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein, artistic icons Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, and famed surrealist thinker André Breton.
Within sight of the Tuileries Gardens, and just moments from the Parisan icon and treasure, the Louvre, Hotel Regina offers the ultimate in French sophistication and decadence. Surrounded by all of the finest offers of Paris, this Art Nouveau property is firmly anchored in the history of Paris that's reflected in its interior's intricate woodwork and designer lighting.
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.
At Gregans Castle Hotel, legends of battling clans and romantic poets reappear in the thick mists of this luxurious hotel hidden in the heart of Ireland’s Burren. The views of Galway Bay gracefully sweep guests to a mysterious world where limestone mountains of the Burren unfold before heather-dappled glens, and roaring turf fires create timeless splendor.
Originally built in 1798, converted from Queen Anne stables, Rathsallagh House is a romantic countryside manor amid 530 acres of serene green fields, designated by a lush walled garden. Surrounded by the world-class Rathsallagh Golf Club, Rathsallagh House is an intimate property, boasting 29 unique guestrooms, an award-winning dining room serving an updated Irish country-style cooking, and intimate venues for weddings, board meetings, and other private events.
Unspoiled lakes and rambling hills and mountains create the foundation for this ancient land that holds the secrets of thousands of years – of megalithic tombs, ring forts, and chants of an Iron Age people of a forgotten time. These misty waters shroud the secrets of clan battles, skirmishes for rights, and long lost loves that over time turned to words on a poet’s page.
Built in the 18th century as a personal residence to Sir Augustine Fitzgerald, Moy House has since evolved into a countryside manor boasting nine charming guestrooms and suites. Prevailing over the breathtaking Lahinch Bay, set on 15 acres of majestic woodlands with a tranquil river, Moy House is situated on a private lot adjacent to world-renowned Lahinch Championship golf course overlooking the sea.
Commanding over Lough Swilly, amid idyllic green forestland, Rathmullan House is a luxury historic manor situated in Donegal County combining the luxurious comforts of refined accommodations and facilities with the warmth of decades of hospitality and family-owned service. Rathmullan House features 34 en suite guestrooms, three critically acclaimed restaurants offering a variety of cuisine.
A stunning mile-long avenue crossing the River Unshin and winding through ancient woods and deer pastures leads to the enormous front door of Coopershill House, an 18th-century luxury countryside hotel on a 500-acre private estate in the heart of County Sligo, Ireland.
In the heart of Boyne Valley, amid the 80-acre estate of courtyards, walled gardens, a park, and woodlands, Tankardstown House is a restored 18th century country manor exuding elegance and luxury. Featuring its original architectural details and decadent furnishings, Tankardstown House affords 18 comfortable guestrooms, including six historic rooms in the main house and additional accommodations in the courtyard suites.
Between Milan’s famed Piazza del Duomo and world renowned La Scala Theatre lies Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, glass-domed arcade and national monument home to Town House 8, an intimate and luxurious, 11-guestroom retreat. Nestled amid fashion powerhouses Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, and the historic Biffi Caffè, Town House 8 is an unparalleled boutique hotel boasting one-of-a-kind guestrooms, the acclaimed cuisine of La Sinfonia Restaurant, and nearly 150 years of history.
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.
Venice is a historic city which strikes the eye and the heart with the cultural wealth of its fascinating architecture, classic music, and authentic regional cuisine. Described as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities ever built, Venice has been known as the “City of Water,” “The Floating City,” and “Queen of the Adriatic.”
Situated in the center of coastal town Bergen op Zoom, Hotel en Residence de Draak is a luxury historic property comprised of two establishments, Hotel de Draak and Residence Dagmara, offering a total of 66 guestrooms. The property affords warm hospitality and excellent amenities, including beautiful meeting rooms, a new wellness facility, and two delicious fine dining options, Restaurant Nuevo Pidola and Restaurant Hemingway.
In the heart of The Hague, comprised of three 17th century buildings, Hotel Corona is a historic property boasting an exciting combination of comfort and luxury. While founded in the early 18th century, the hotel did not receive international acclaim until major stockholder and brewing tycoon Freddy Heineken renamed the lodging facility to Hotel Corona and began extensive restoration and renovation.
Dating back from 1311, Kasteel Daelenbroeck was the brainchild of Godfried van Heinsberg, Lord of Wassenberg who dreamed of building a castle in the marshland, at the time, known as broeck. What was once a relatively uninhabited land became a thriving community surrounding the castle and remains enchanting as ever.
Amid the vibrant gardens and crisp ponds in the charming village of Hierden, Netherlands, Kasteel de Essenburgh is a treasured historic estate with romantic elements. Built in 1652, the castle was originally built as a personal residence occupied by wealthy families for centuries until the mid 20th century.
Originally built in 1903 as the personal residence and hunting lodge of Baron Jan Jacob Luden, Landgoed Jachtslot de Mookerheide is a luxury historic hotel surrounded by a thick green forest reminiscent of a classic romantic fairytale setting. Constructed in an Art Nouveau architectural style, the castle has been carefully restored to feature original fixings of the structure and beautifully detailed interior.
Established in 2002, Restaurant Savarin was opened at the border of The Hauge, in Rijswijk, before expanding nine years later into a what is now the luxurious and historic Hotel & Spa Savarin. Featuring over 34 magnificent guestrooms and suites, Hotel & Spa Savarin affords comfort, style, and excellent service.
Displaying stunning architecture from the 17th century, Hampshire Hotel - sGravenhof Zutphen is a magnificent hotel amid the winding street and alleys of old Zutphen and its beautiful historic attractions, popularly explored by bicycle. With 17th and 18th century paintings proudly displayed throughout, Hampshire Hotel - sGravenhof Zutphen is equally brilliant inside and out and remains a premier choice for distinguished service, luxury accommodations, and exquisite dining.
Originally a modest guesthouse built in a classic Swiss style, the Kvikne family has owned and managed Kviknes Hotel for over 135 years. As the first known hotel in the Sognefjord, Kviknes Hotel is a fine example of warm traditional Norwegian hospitality and service. Situated on the Sognefjord, in the center of Balestrand, Kviknes Hotel offers a astonishing view of the mountains and sea inviting a breathtaking experience.
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.
Høyevarde Fyrhotell is a beautiful seaside hotel dating back to 1700 when the lighthouse guided sailors along the Karmsund strait, previously known as ‘Nordvegen' or the North Passage. Boasting 10 beautifully-appointed guestrooms, the hotel offers a tranquil and serene setting in Havik, Norway.
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.
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.
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.
Majestically situated in the center of historic Trondheim, just minutes from Nidaros Cathedral, Britannia Hotel is just off the town's popular shopping and sightseeing street North. Britannia Hotel, with its central location makes it an ideal base for shopping and sightseeing.
For over 120 years, Fleischer’s Hotel has been a cultural treasure for prominent guests wanting to indulge in a fairytale experience surrounded by Norway’s natural wonders. Fredirk Lyth Ørum Fleischer opened the hotel in 1864, and it has been operated by five generations of Fleischers.
The hotel facilities include restaurant and bar, two daylight conference rooms, sauna, steam and fitness rooms and an elegant cigar room, all of those places being Art Deco masterpieces.
Five generations of superb hoteliers have demonstrated their unparalleled commitment to providing an incomparable stay at the legendary Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland. Built in 1845, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is one of the few hotels in Switzerland with national significance.
From the regal black storks nesting in the eaves to the leisurely flow of riverboats just beyond the terrace cafe, Storchen Zürich is the only Old Town Zürich hotel located directly upon the river Limmat. Renowned for warm hospitality for over 650 years, this historic treasure provides an ideal location for gracious accommodations and efficient service.
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.
Once a fortress symbolizing the hardship between the Mewar and Marwar regions, Fort Seengh Sagar has been converted to an exceptionally intimate and luxurious villa. Sitting in the middle of a monsoon-dependent lake amid a dramatic rocky landscape, this island fortress is an awe-inspiring sight only reachable by a dirt road, small bridge, or during the rainy season, by boat.
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 hart 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.
Adorned with precious antiques, exclusive objects d'art, luxurious fabrics, and wonderful flower arrangements throughout the property, Casa Azul Hotel Monumento Historico is an enchanting residence at the historic center of Merida, Yucatan. With eight luxurious and individually decorated suites, the hotel is an intimate escape allowing guests to immerse in private tranquility.
Enchanted by floral gardens, brilliant courtyards, and serene fountains, Quinta Real Oaxaca is a romantic luxury hotel nestled in the historic center of Oaxaca, Mexico. Built in 1576, the property was originally the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena and much of the original structure has been carefully restored and remains displayed to this day, including frescoes and restored tile floors.
Originally constructed as the Convent of the Immaculate Conception, Quinta Real Puebla is a magnificent 16th century hotel situated in the historic center of Puebla, a city declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. Built in an extravagant Spanish Colonial style, Quinta Real Puebla is teeming with vibrant courtyards, decadent guestrooms, and warm Mexican hospitality.
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
Nestled into the heart of Napa Valley, the Napa River Inn stands out as an upscale boutique hotel offering traditional comfort, convenience, and personal service to both leisure and business travelers. Surrounded by the valley's world-renowned vineyards, beautiful scenery, excellent restaurants, and favorable climate, the inn sits snugly along the banks of the Napa River on 2.5 riverfront acres.
The first hotel to open in The Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark, the Inn at the Presidio is an historic restoration of Pershing Hall, an Army Bachelors Quarters built in 1903, when the U.S. Army occupied the 1,491 acres to protect the country.
Perched on a majestic bluff overlooking the sweeping Pacific Ocean, The Pierpont Inn & Spa is a romantic Ventura Beach landmark on the charming California coast. Constructed in 1910, this historic hotel was the brain child of Joesphine Pierpont when the Pacific Coast Highway became a popular trail to explore the Western coastline. Pierpont commissioned famous architect Sumner P. Hunt to design a Craftsman-style bungalow inn that would later become The Pierpont Inn & Spa that stands today.
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.
January 15, 1913, saw the opening of Wilmington's Hotel du Pont, one of the most lavish hotels of America's Gilded Age and an immediate rival to Europe's finest hotels. Today, the Wilmington, Delaware hotel is situated in the heart of the picturesque and historic Brandywine Valley. Hotel du Pont is as rich in history as it is in atmosphere; reminiscent of a time of craftsmanship and courtesy, a time of ease and elegance, and a time of sophistication and style.
An icon in midtown Atlanta, Georgia, nestled on the historic Peachtree Street across the street from the fabulous Fox Theatre, the Georgian Terrace is a luxury hotel affording exquisite accommodations and excellent service.
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.
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.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston has been a landmark in Boston's historic Back Bay since 1912. Constructed on the original site of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the hotel derives its name from the great American painter John Singleton Copley (1738-1774). The hotel's architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, combined French and Venetian Renaissance influences on the building's facade.
As much a Boston landmark as Fenway Park or Faneuil Hall, the handsome Italianate structure in Copley Square famously known as the Lenox was built in 1900 in just eight months at a cost of $1.1 million -- one of the first hotels constructed in Boston's Back Bay.
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.
General Ebenezer Brewster, whose home occupied the present site of the Inn, founded the Dartmouth Hotel in 1780 but later burned to the ground and was replaced two years later on the same site by the Wheelock Hotel. From 1901 - 1903, Dartmouth College carried out extensive renovations to the facility, which was then renamed the Hanover Inn.
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.
OHEKA CASTLE regally stands on a manicured private estate in the heart of Long Island in New York. Influenced by the grandeur of years past, this family-owned castle graciously welcomes guests into a luxurious hotel with historic charm.
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a true French Art Deco masterpiece. Opened in 1931, the hotel was an integral part of the first multi-use complex in the United States. Described as a "city within a city," the complex featured an office tower, hotel, fully automated garage, shopping complex and restaurants. Today, the hotel is the city's crown jewel.
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.
A historic, luxury, European-styled boutique hotel, The Chanler at Cliff Walk boasts the best ocean view in Newport. This oceanfront hotel is only steps from Easton's Beach and a mile from downtown. Offering discerning travelers a glimpse of Newport's Golden Age, it is the first mansion and only hotel located on the famous Cliff Walk.
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.
The claim that everything’s bigger in Texas shouldn’t merely be taken literally. Witness the Driskill, Texas’ premier luxury hotel positioned in the heart of the state capital.
When Charles Dana Gibson and Irene Langhorne--better known as the Gibson Girl--hosted their engagement party on Halloween 1895, little did they know that their nuptial celebration would be the first in a long legacy of events at Richmond’s most revered hotel, The Jefferson. It opened that All Hollow’s Eve over 100 years ago, and from that moment it was a sight to behold.
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