From royal palaces to grand chateaus, Historic Hotels Worldwide member hotels have an abundance of treasured locations that are ideal destinations for cherished weddings.
Properties with Wedding Venues
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.
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
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, a desert oasis and "home away from home" ranch school for girls only. Inspired by early Moorish architecture, it showcases many details that were crafted by the Murpheys themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Old World elegance meets modern day grandeur at The Plaza. A timeless landmark framed by the world’s most extraordinary cultural and historical experiences, guests will find this luxury hotel to be a lavish oasis amid thriving city life.
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.
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.
A restored fishing warehouse, Hotel Brosundet is a Art Nouveau escape combining a charming nautical design with contemporary fixings complete with a converted lighthouse suite. Situated in the small fishing and boating village of Ålesund, the property offers 47 guestrooms incorporating the original wooden floors and panels, and exposed brick exuding an authentic seaside experience.
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.
Originally built in 1882, Amsterdam American Hotel blends the Art Deco, Viennese Renaissance, and Art Nouveau architectural styles that translate into a unique and enchanting property. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, in the bustling Leidseplein square, Amsterdam American Hotel is central to the historic and cultural attractions that have popularized and illuminated the city.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Bergen, Grand Terminus has offered luxury Norwegian accommodations since 1928. With 131 charming guestrooms and several banquet rooms, Grand Terminus is a popular venue for weddings and events. Originally built by renowned architects Fredrik Arnesen and Arthur Darre Kårbø, the property’s design was awarded with the prestigious architectural Hauen Fonds Diploma.
Built in 1909, Hotel Augustin is a colorful Art Nouveau property owned by the Smørås family. Originally a local watering hole, Hotel Augustin has taken many forms before becoming the luxury property in Bergen, Norway it stands today. Offering 113 spacious and comfortable guestrooms and suites, Hotel Augustin takes pride in its variety and excellent hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boasting an authentic Colonial experience, the elegant Alfiz Hotel is situated within The Walled City of Cartagena, Colombia and boasts eight individually-designed suites, each reflecting a distinct period of the city's vibrant past. Dating back to the 17th century, the Spanish-Colonial style hotel proudly combines its rich heritage, the offerings of the vibrant port city, and modern luxuries.
Dating back to the 18th century, Armería Real Luxury Hotel & Spa is a historic destination adjacent to the Walled City in the vibrant Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Boasting 40 guestrooms and suites, two fine dining establishments, and a relaxing spa, the hotel offers a luxury Caribbean experience, combining exquisite service and distinguished heritage.
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.
Built in the late-19th century, Casa Blanca is an extraordinary Republican-style hotel situated in the iconic Walled City in Cartagena, Colombia. The historic hotel boasts 12 elegantly-appointed suites, personalized service, and proximity to the vibrant experiences of the ancient city.
Dating back to the 17th century, Casa Pestagua is a luxury destination in Cartagena, Colombia. The once private residence of the 17th century Count of Pestagua, the Moorish-style mansion hotel remains fit for royalty and radiates opulence with its brilliant interiors, lush gardens and courtyards, and spacious, thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites.
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.
Set within The Walled City of Cartagena de Indias, Hotel LM boasts centuries of history to life amid luxurious accommodations and unparalleled service. Boasting seven thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites, a splendid rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Caribbean and historic Colombian city, and a warm, inviting ambiance, the hotel offers a true experience of elegance and comfort.
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.
Dromoland Castle Hotel was described in 1837 as “a superb edifice in the castellated style surrounded by an extensive and richly wooded demesne.” Another admirer described it in 1855 as “built entirely of dark blue limestone, and in fine chiseled workmanship.” The cost of cutting and hauling its stone, although quarried on the estate itself, was enormous.
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.
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.
Known as the "fairytale hotel," Dalen Hotel in Telemark is built in a grand, romantic style adorned with dragonheads, turrets, spires, cornices, towers, and balconies. Its lavish architecture was inspired by traditional stave churches from the Middle Ages.
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.
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.
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 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.
Built in 1905, The Scotsman Hotel is an imposing building commanding the Edinburgh skyline and boasting breathtaking views of the city's most iconic landmarks. Formally the Scotsman Newspaper building, the property was converted into The Scotsman Hotel while carefully preserving the intricate structural details, including the Italian marble staircase, stunning oak paneling, imposing marble pillars, and ornate ceilings.
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 the office building for the Mosvold Shipping Company, Rederiet Hotell is historic hotel in Farsund, Norway illustrating the deep maritime culture of the region. Rederiet Hotell is the ideal destination for seaside charm and comfort featuring guestrooms and suites in two historic buildings, a Functionalist-style structure and the Reymert House, intimate meeting spaces, and a delicious restaurant offering refined cuisine.
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.
Originally the farm of wealthy businessman Christen Fretheim, Fretheim Hotel began operations in 1870 as a modest posting inn for visiting fisherman. Located on the Flåmselva river, highly populated with salmon and trout, Fretheim Hotel quickly became a choice destination for anglers and nature enthusiasts, quickly demanding expansion.
Situated in the epicenter of one of Norway’s most popular skiing destinations, Dr. Holms Hotel has attracted a guest list replete with celebrities, dignitaries, and elite families for generations. Originally used to facilitate a healthy clear-air environment for asthmatic patients in 1909, Dr. Ingebrigt Christian Holm opened the sanatorium that eventually became exquisite luxury accommodations for visitors to the mountain village of Geilo.
Grotli Høyfjellshotel is a carefully preserved mountain lodge dating back to the 1860s. Whether they spend the day skiing, hiking, sightseeing or in quiet repose, guests at the historic hotel enjoy the inviting warmth of the original timber walls and authentic antique furnishings reminiscent of a bygone era.
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.
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 the early 19th century, CVK Park Bosphorus Istanbul hotel blends its time-tested hospitality and service with the finesse of modern amenities. Situated on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey, the hotel boasts elegant accommodations, a state-of-the-art spa, health, and wellness complex, and an impressive collection of meeting and event spaces.
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 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.
Comprised of several beautiful historic buildings in Kalvag, Norway, Knutholmen Hotell lends insight to the rich maritime heritage of the renowned fishing village that remains a celebrated destination today. While celebrating its fishing and seaside culture, the hotel affords the setting to explore the majestic mountain and forest surroundings of Kalvag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gem hidden snuggled at the foot of towering snow peaks and the majestic cliffs of Lom, Fossheim Turisthotell is a charming third-generation family owned historic hotel proud of its cultural heritage and longstanding values of hospitality. While secluded, Lom is a breathtaking town, rich in tradition, with a picturesque backdrop only rivaled by the service at Fossheim Turisthotell.
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.
On the River Thames in the heart of the West End, The Savoy has been London’s defining luxury hotel since 1889. Boasting some of the most well-known bars and restaurants in London, The Savoy has set world-class standards of excellence for over a century as evidenced by its enduring legacy of bespoke service and amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ideally situated on the Vefsna riverside in the center of Norway within Mosjøen, Fru Haugans Hotel has been a women-run retreat since 1885 offering warm hospitality and excellent service. Strolling around the hotel is a journey through time, where the rich history of Norway is exhibited. A beautiful location at the end of the picturesque Sjøgata street, Fru Haugans Hotel has holds the distinction of being Northern Norway’s oldest preserved adjoining wooden buildings.
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.
The Sarova Stanley launched itself into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host of prominent world leaders, renowned authors, and international celebrities. These early years depicted the dawn of a new era, and the Sarova Stanley immediately distinguished itself as a beacon of luxury and unrivaled hospitality.
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.
Hotel Union Øye is a historic gem, situated in a peaceful village on Hjørundfjord with the Sunnmøre Alps towering all around. Dating from 1891, the property is a historical journey in itself with authentic rooms, all named after royal and dignified guests, with rich and traditional decorations.
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.
Former home of architect, entrepreneur, and traveler Christian Thams, Bårdshaug Herregård began as a parsonage converted into a thoughtfully decorated personal residence. Today, the 65 guestrooms at the hotel still reflect the intricate details of Christian Thams' passions and history with its decor and original furnishings.
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.
Originally built by Magnus Poulsson during World War I, Lysebu Hotel was used as a personal residence for Norwegian ship owner Anton Fredrik Kaveness. After the World War II, Lysebu was donated to The Danish-Norwegian Cooperation Fund in appreciation of the food aid Norway received from Denmark during German occupation.
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.
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 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.
An architectural beauty, Gran Hotel Son Net is the crown jewel of Mallorca, Spain. The 17th-century historic mansion offers exquisitely appointed rooms, authentic cuisine, and a wide array of outdoor entertainment. The recipient of endless accolades, including Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” 2011, Gran Hotel Son Net features soaring ceilings, important works of art, and grand guestrooms.
Boasting elegance and authentic colonial brilliance, Hacienda Jurica is a luxury historic destination in Queretaro, Mexico affording impeccable service, opulent furnishings, and restful accommodations. A 16th century hacienda, this imposing estate exemplifies historic significance and the cultural crossroads of the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As today's largest hotel amid the mountain ranges of Norway, Roros Hotel started from humble beginnings. The property was established in 1951 and began as a hopeful endeavor to boost the city of Roros' economy after the downfall of the copper mining industry. Today, the spacious and comfortable 156 guestrooms and suites, premier meeting venues, and popular restaurants and bars are proof of the venture's success.
Originally an old textile factory established in 1914 and a separate shop and farm built by Johan Natanael Ramm in 1844, Vertshuset Røros is comprised of the two adjacent buildings creating a unique lodging experience with two distinct interiors. The space of the former businesses were converted into 38 comfortable guestrooms and apartments displaying the industrial history of Bergstadens, with rich traditional Røros furnishings in Rammgården or clean modern lines in Uldvarefabrik.
Centrally located in Sandane, Norway, Gloppen Hotell has been a premier destination for fishing and nature enthusiasts since 1866. Inspired by the flourishing fishing interest, Gloppen Hotell was built to support the local angling business and has since continued to remain passionate and committed to stimulating and strengthening interest for the community.
Named after King Carl IV of Sweden and Norway, idyllically situated in the center of the whaling and recreational town of Sandefjord, Hotel Kong Carl has been a luxury lodging establishment since 1721, with the building dating back to 1690 making it the oldest structure in town.
The carefully preserved walls Lauritz Smith Pedersen built for his factory over 200 years ago transport guests of the GamlaVærket Hotel to an authentic tour of Norway’s industrial history. With 28 romantic guestrooms, individually furnished and styled, the hotel offers each guest a personalized experience with charming service and amenities reflecting the history of Norway.
Built in 1898, Kronen Gaard Hotel was originally a summer country residence until 1925 when it was converted to a women's psychiatric rehabilitation facility. After 57 years of operation, Trodne psychiatric facility, named after it's tranquil and serene setting, was closed to undergo transformation to become a luxury hotel. Owners Kjell and Sygni Steinsvåg's risky undertaking proved to be successful as Kronen Gaard Hotel remains choice accommodations for Norwegian country hospitality.
Boasting the tranquility of its countryside setting, Selbusjoen Hotel & Gjestegard features luxury accommodations situated on the banks of Selbu, Norway. Built in the mid-19th century, before it was converted into the charming hotel that stands today, the property was occupied by a diverse collection of organizations and businesses, including a general store, sanatorium, post office, and a home for the elderly.
Majestically situated in the heart of treasured Telemark is Seljord Hotell. With its proximity to magnificent area attractions, both cultural and natural, historic Seljord Hotell is the perfect oasis for travelers visiting the enchanting Telemark area.
Built in 1450, Ballymaloe House is a renowned Irish country house hotel and restaurant owned and run by the Allen family for over 40 years. Situated on a beautiful 400 acre estate in rural East Cork, Ballymaloe House offers a warm welcome, tastefully decorated guestrooms and cottages, and award-winning cuisine which celebrates the best of local, seasonal produce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally a postal inn accommodating travelers following the mail route, Stalheim Hotel was built in 1750 with humble amenities and only 20 beds. With centuries of experience, renovation, and expansion, Stalheim Hotel today is a family-run business boasting 124 comfortable guestrooms, a delicious restaurant and bar, and meeting spaces, all with expansive panoramic views of the breathtaking Nærøyfjord and Nærøy Valley.
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.
Tucked in Svolvær harbor on the Lofoten Islands, Anker Brygge is where a historic setting meets modern luxury. Visitors to the enchanting Lofoten Islands take in the spectacular Nordic seascapes, fresh air, and dramatic mountains while soaking up Norwegian history in Anker Brygge's carefully restored cabins.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the foothills of Uggdal, Norway, on the island of Tysnes, Haaheim Gaard is a charming hotel boasting a romantic rural setting. Originally built on farmland in 1907, the hotel represents the rich agricultural history that remains integral in the culture and economy today.
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.
One of the oldest hotels in Norway, the iconic Utne Hotel opened its doors to guests in 1722. With its intricate decorative details and collection of antique treasures, entering the historic hotel is like living in a history book.
El Castillo is a family owned, eco-sustainable 5-star hotel/training center, built following a 3-year refurbishment of a 19th century castle.
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.”
The magnificent five-star Grand Hotel Wien, a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, has stood royally in the heart of Vienna for over 140 celebrated years. From its rich history to its grand architecture, from its distinguished guests to its prestigious location, this hotel’s pedigree makes it one of utmost demand for both business and leisure travelers, and its opulent guestrooms, genuine Viennese hospitality, and historic rooms have earned it superlative accolades for generations.
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.
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.
Designated a historic monument and considered one of the oldest western-style hotels in Japan, Hotel New Grand is the epitome of Yokohama history. Established in 1927, Hotel New Grand is an international hotel that has welcomed guests from all over the world. A relaxing respite in the heart of the city, this culturally rich hotel offers unparalleled views of Yamashita Park and Yokohama Bay.
Transforming the iconic San Pedro bullfighting ring into luxury accommodations, Quinta Real Zacatecas is a historic destination in Zacatecas, Mexico preserving the character and beauty of its original 19th century structure. Hosting its last corrida in 1975, the San Pedro bullfighting ring now represents and celebrates its lively past and significance through vibrant facilities and gracious service.
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.
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.
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.