With renowned hotel
chains launching stylish new properties all across the Middle East, we are
spoilt with choice when it comes to spending the night in some of the most
modern and futuristic buildings in the world.
Hotels with a past however have
their own certain appeal, offering architectural highlights of the historic
kind. Browse through the following hotels from around the globe and be inspired
by their unmistakable flair of centuries past.
One of the most
luxurious hotels in Vienna, the Park Hyatt opened doors to its guests in 2014.
Situated in a classic building that has been well maintained since it was
erected in the 1910s as an office building and later used as the former
regional state bank headquarters, the Park Hyatt Vienna is centrally located
with easy access to the cities main attractions.
The hotel exudes elegance,
offering visitors ultimate luxury in the imperial city and a glimpse of past
times with their unique pool area placed in the former vault.
The Corinthia Hotel
London has a vivid past of undercover operations, as the building has formerly
housed Britain’s government offices in World War I and served as headquarters
for an official spy agency in World War II, complete with underground tunnels
that connected the building with other parts of the city.
Corinthia Hotel London
award-winning five-star hotel is rated amongst the cities finest places to
spend the night.
Located in Llucmajor in
the South-West of the island, The Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort has been
built in and around a historic Spanish estate that dates back to the 14th
Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca
A windmill and Neolithic chapel are amongst the architectural
highlights on the property that has been completely refurbished to perfectly
blend traditional Mallorcan style with modern interiors.
vineyards and a 20-minute drive from Palma, the island’s capital, the Hilton Sa
Torre Mallorca Resort offers relaxation in a truly unique environment.
Managed by Marriott’s
Autograph Collection, the Union Station Hotel in the heart of Nashville,
Tennessee, was built within a restored 19th-century railroad station, boasting
century-old Tiffany styled stained-glass and a soaring 65-foot barrel-vaulted
Union Station Hotel
With impressive attention to detail, the hotel was developed whilst
keeping the past alive. A favourite amongst wedding couples and event
organizers, the Union Station Hotel is not only centrally located, but it serves
as a landmark that has shaped the city’s rich character and history.
If you are looking for
an extraordinary place to stay in Zacatecas, Mexico, this would be it. In 1866,
when the building that is now home to the Quinta Real Zacatecas hotel was
originally built, the structure served as a San Pedro bullfighting ring.
Quinta Real Zacatecas
ring faced demolition after its last sports event in 1975, but was then bought
out and transformed into a four-star hotel with beautiful balcony views onto
the ring from the grandstand, where rooms have now replaced the audience.
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