Time-tested spa treatments provide rejuvenation as well as an enduring legacy of restoration at historic spa resorts.
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.
Once a former Post Office and minutes from the main shopping hub and business district of vibrant Singapore, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s neo-classical rooms, soaring Doric columns, hints of champagne colors, and abundant sea and river views are matched by the luxury hotel’s impeccable personalized service and warm surroundings.
Originally entertaining the dignified members and notable visitors of Club Francés, a community of prominent French-born residents of Buenos Aires, Hotel Club Francés Buenos Aires is a distinguished establishment reminiscent of a Parisan townhouse consecrating its dynamic history symbolizing the French and Argentine alliance.
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.
Hotel Metropole has kept legendary watch at Brussels’ majestic city center since 1895. Its guestbook alone is an elaborate account of famous figures who have walked its halls -- chancellors and generals, award-winning actors and artists, and a dazzling array of dignitaries. Throughout this iconic hotel’s 112-year history, gracious welcomes have been extended to Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Caruso, and Arthur Rubinstein.
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.
Palace Hotel Part of Scandic's history literally begins on page one of its Golden Book with its first royal guest’s signature -- that of King Frederick VIII. Thus began a century of illustrious visitors, esteemed dignitaries, and iconic celebrities that would grace the halls that were once only a dream of a penniless boy.
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.
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.
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.
Gathering accolades and distinctions from centuries of distinguished guests, Barberstown Castle’s rich and colorful heritage makes it an Irish treasure with more than 800 years of stories to recite next to its glowing fireplaces.
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.
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.”
To visit Hotel Narutis Vilnius, a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, is to discover a treasured destination with narrow cobbled streets curving around the medieval walls of a great European city.
Just a short distance between Amsterdam and The Hague in Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin welcomes guests to a historic seaside haven of exclusivity. This elegant five-star deluxe beach retreat has been offering fantastic views of the majestic North Sea to visitors for more than a century.
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.
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.
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 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.
The impressive neoclassical Hotel Majestic & Spa Barcelona has served as a legendary getaway spot since opening in 1918. Since its origins, the five-star Hotel Majestic has made a distinguished place for itself among the city’s most prominent hotels.
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.
When The Royal Horseguards gracefully swept open its resplendent doors in 1884, it commenced over 100 years of Victorian splendor and genuine British hospitality, with an architectural pedigree that immediately made it one of London’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the city.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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