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.
Today, the 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 century.
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.
Surrounded by 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 ceiling.
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.
The 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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