Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Historic Hotels
'21oct2
Shattuck Plaza  
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Opened in 1910, Shattuck was San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. It was constructed of reinforced concrete in the mission style, which has come to epitomize San Francisco’s culture and heritage. Ever since, it has remained a hotel under different ownership and was subject to a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in 2007. Your …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
Location: Berkeley  USA  North America
'21jul19
Napa Valley  
Railway Inn
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In 1868, Napa Valley Railroad Company's tracks reached from Yountville through St. Helena to Calistoga. The first railway station made of brick was built in Yountville, and now it's called the Platform 8 restaurant. Today it's not welcoming any more trains but hungry visitors looking for juicy burgers, ice creams, …
Accommodation types: Train
'21mar12
Hotel Danieli  
Venice
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The legendary Venetian hotel was built at the end of the 14th-century by the Dandolos, a noble family of the era. It adjoins a number of other buildings constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Remarkable features like the pink facade with marble sills, white turrets, and balconies with pointed …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Venice  Italy  West Europe
'20oct28
The State Hermitage  
Museum Official Hotel
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The luxurious interiors of The State Hermitage Official Hotel will take you straight back to the bygone era of an old-fashioned romance and regal opulence, very fittingly for one of the most poetic cities in the world. This 19th-century mansion was turned into a 5-star hotel, but it didn't lose …
Accommodation types: Luxury
'19nov4
Burg  
Colmberg
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Burg Colmberg is perfectly situated at the meeting point of Germany's two most picturesque car trip routes, the Romantic Road and the Castle Road. The 1,000-year-old hotel that used to serve Franconian kings is now ready to serve you. You can spot it from far as it sits right on …
Accommodation types: Castle
'18dec17
Tulou Fuyulou  
Changdi Inn
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Located in China’s Yongding County, the Tulou Fuyulou Changdi Inn is known as an “earth building.” The Hakka people built China's tulou, a Han subgroup that ventured into southern China about 2,000 years ago. Between the 12th and 20th centuries, these communal earthen buildings housed large families, providing protection from …
Accommodation types: Heritage
Location: Yongding  China  East Asia
'18nov30
Indianapolis Downtown  
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is housed within America’s first “union station” in Indianapolis. Offering 273 guest rooms, the most popular feature of this unique hotel is the 26 authentic Pullman train car rooms. Still set on their original tracks, …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Train
'18aug21
Ace Hotel Downtown  
Los Angeles
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The historic United Artists Building, designed by Mary Pickford, was constructed as a film studio in the center of L.A. back in 1927. It was the tallest building in the city for one year after its completion. The building stands as a shining monument to the American artistic spirit and …
Accommodation types: Design   Heritage
'18mar19
Le Pavillon  
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First opened in 1907, the Hotel Le Pavillon New Orleans has a rich history extending back to the Gilded Age of this iconic city. As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, it has long been a symbol of luxury. Numerous dignitaries of the “Big Easy” have enjoyed its …
Accommodation types: Luxury
'17nov22
Fontevraud  
L'Hôtel
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Located in Anjou, France, the Fontevraud L'Hotel is fit for royalty. In fact, it’s set in the heart of the Royal Abbey and holds many, many years of history. France’s Loire Valley is actually a UNESCO world heritage site. For architecture buffs, staying at the Fontevraud is a dream come …
Accommodation types: Church   Design   Heritage
'15oct19
Old Smock  
Mill
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The Old Smock Mill was originally constructed at the beginning of the 19th century. The recent renovation aimed to keep as much of the original workings as possible. Around the first floor runs the newly re-built exterior oak staging, used as a balcony to enjoy the marvelous sunsets and British …
Accommodation types: Windmill
'15oct16
Hotel  
Brosundet
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The designer boutique hotel, Brosundet, sits right on the waters of the harbor town of Ålesund. Snøhetta masterfully designed the interior of Hotel Brosundet. The Art Nouveau-style warehouse boasts 47 rooms that are all individually designed. They come with original wooden floors and panels, exposed brick; some even have sea …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
'15jul16
The Peabody  
Memphis
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All guests of the Peabody Memphis encounter true southern hospitality upon arrival in the “Blues City.” It is centrally located near Beale Street, music and entertainment venues, and several museums in the historic downtown area, making it a popular destination. The friendly staff, fine dining, and four-diamond accommodations have attracted …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Memphis  USA  North America
'15jun10
Hotel  
Copernicus
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Hotel Copernicus, located in Old Town Krakow, stands apart as a monument to the Renaissance architecture and dignitaries that have slept within its walls. Once home to cathedral canons, several well-known guests including Nicolas Copernicus, European royalty, and American presidents have added to the hotel’s rich history. As a testament …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Kraków  Poland  East Europe
'15may20
Hacienda  
Cerritos
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Mexico, the land of tequila, beaches, fun, and excitement is home to many historic sites and exquisite hotels, including Hacienda Cerritos. Cerritos is located on a private bluff about 40 miles north of Cabo San Lucas outside the historic colony of Todos Santos (All Saints). It is also home to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace
'14dec11
The Pierre  
New York
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The Pierre just recently completed $100 million of updating, giving lavish attention to its guestrooms and interior bathrooms. That means a lot, especially considering that almost every hotel in New York is lavish and luxurious. What makes the Pierre extra special is a convenient Central Park location and its history …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
'14dec8
Covered  
Bridge
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The Covered Bridge earned much of its fame after being highlighted on HGTV. The now historic location, known as the Covered Bridge House, is located within a few steps of Nevada City but has a distinctly natural ambiance. The interiors of the home are New York loft-style and have won …
Accommodation types: Design
'14may23
Sextantio  
Le Grotte
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Located in the ancient city of Matera in Italy, this unique hotel is built into caves that once housed our ancient ancestors. Populated for 9000 years the town was officially founded by the Romans in the third century BC. It has been consistently inhabited since and the caves were used …
Accommodation types: Cave
Location: Matera  Italy  West Europe
'13sep12
Saugerties  
Lighthouse
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Esopus Creek is one of the essential tributes of the Hudson River. When the Europeans began to settle in America, the creek soon became an important trade route for the natives and the newcomers. As the first 200 years of settlement fly-by we see towns and villages springing up along …
Accommodation types: Lighthouse
'13jul30
Pera Palace  
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The historic Pera Palace Hotel held its opening ball in 1895. Its clientele often arrived on the Orient Express train and, over the years, the hotel hosted such luminaries as Atatürk, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo. Recently, it has undergone a full restoration and has re-opened its doors …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe