Industrial hotels were once fully operation plants (most from the 1800s or early 1900s) that are now renovated to be comfy hotel rooms. The room and exterior structures have been restored and often converted to design hotels. The sheer metal structures and bare concrete surfaces give a very special atmosphere to these places.
Industrial Hotels
Hotel Tobaco  
Łódź
more
Neo-industrial renovation meets modern furnishing and style at the heart of Lodz, Poland, in this award-winning Hotel. Located near the Atlas Arena, Central Station, and Expo Hall, The Tabaco Hotel is housed within an old Tobacco factory that has been updated to offer business functionality alongside modern Eastern European style. …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Lodz  Poland  East Europe
Pumphouse  
Point
more
The Pumphouse Point is a charming boutique hotel set amid the majestic alpine backdrop of Australia’s deepest lake. The spectacular features of the landscape around Lake St. Claire were created as a massive glacier moved across the landscape, all of which are visible from the unique perspective of this heritage …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
Faralda  
Crane Hotel
more
The Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam is well on its way to superstardom, even though it is a newly opened hotel. The three suites that make up the Faralda Crane, and yes, there are only three, are among the most expensive suites in the Netherlands. The investment in each suite …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Luxury
Spitbank  
Fort
more
As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was then one of the richest ports in …
Accommodation types: Fort   Industrial   Remote
Sekeping  
Serendah
more
Not so much a hotel as a nature retreat, Sekeping Serendah consists of transparent open sheds that are specially designed to create a simple state of relaxation and communion with nature. There are seven private sheds secluded among the shades of the rainforest. This retreat provides a tech-free environment just …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Jungle   Nature   Treehouse
Q Station  
more
After pulling-off the typical European trick of killing thousands of native people with infectious diseases, early settlers in Australia set up a quarantine station in Sydney. The Q –Station housed all new immigrants to Australia for 40 days and functioned from 1830-1984. Much of the area and buildings have been …
Accommodation types: Ghost   Industrial
Location: Sydney  Australia  Oceania
Heritance  
Tea Factory
more
There are two things you need for a kicking tea factory in Sri-Lanka: one, elevation, over 2,000 feet is good, and two, lots of floors so the sorting, weighing and drying process can be done quickly so the tea retains its distinctive flavor. And then, when the time comes to …
Accommodation types: Industrial   Nature   Remote
The Crane  
Hotel
more
Blue Head, the Spider and Long William are not sexual euphemisms but are actually nicknames for this old harbor crane which holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Apparently, it took a team of ‘history fanatics’ two years to restore it to former glory and open it as a …
Accommodation types: Industrial
Andels Hotel  
Lodz
more
In Chinese tradition, the front façade of a building is highly important as it is the ‘face’ of the building. The lovingly restored entrance and red bricks of this converted textile mill give Hotel Lodz a classic and beautiful face, like that of Ava Gardner. The interior has been designed …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial
Location: Lodz  Poland  East Europe
Fabriken  
Furillen
more
A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby …
Accommodation types: Design   Industrial   Island
Location: Larbro  Sweden  West Europe