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
Burg Colmberg - 1,000 Year-Old Castle Hotel of the Franconian Kings
'19nov4
Burg  
Colmberg
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Burg Colmberg is perfectly situated at the meeting point of the two most picturesque car trip routes of Germany, 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 ...
Accomodation types: Castle
Tulou Fuyulou Changdi Inn - The "Earth Building"
'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.” China's tulou were built by the Hakka people, a Han subgroup that ventured into southern China about 2,000 years ago. Built between the 12th and 20th centuries, these communal earthen buildings housed large families, ...
Accomodation types: Heritage
Location: Yongding  China  East Asia
Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Downtown - Historic Union Station Hotel with Train Car Rooms
'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, ...
Accomodation types: Heritage   Train
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles - Historic highrise with a 1,600-seat theater inside
'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 American artistic spirit and theatrical ...
Accomodation types: Design   Heritage
Le Pavillon Hotel - National Register of Historic Places Listed Symbol of Luxury
'18mar19
Le Pavillon  
Hotel
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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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Fontevraud L'Hôtel - Contemporary hotel at the Fontevraud Abbey
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Church   Design   Heritage
Old Smock Mill
'15oct19
Old Smock  
Mill
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The Old Smock Mill was originally constructed in the beginning of the 19th century. The aim of the recent renovation was to keep as much of the original workings as possible. Around the first floor runs the newly re-built exterior oak staging, which can be used as a balcony to ...
Accomodation types: Windmill
Hotel Brosundet
'15oct16
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Brosundet
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The designer boutique hotel, Brosundet, sits right on the waters of the harbour town of Ålesund. The interior of Hotel Brosundet was masterfully designed by Snøhetta. The Art Nouveau-style warehouse boasts 47 rooms that are all individually designed. They come with original wooden floors and panels, exposed brick, some of ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Alesund  Norway  West Europe
The Peabody Memphis
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Memphis  USA  North America
Hotel Copernicus Krakow
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: Kraków  Poland  East Europe
Hacienda Cerritos
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
'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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
The Covered Bridge House
'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 a 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 ...
Accomodation types: Design
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita
'14may23
Sextantio  
Le Grotte
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*Hotel in ancient caves* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Cave
Location: Matera  Italy  West Europe
Saugerties Lighthouse
'13sep12
Saugerties  
Lighthouse
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*The Maritime History Hotel* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
'13jul30
Pera Palace  
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*Historic Hotel of the Old Elite* 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 ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Det Hanseatiske Hotel
'13jul17
Det Hanseatiske  
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*Historic Norwegian Hotel in Bryggen* Situated in an historic trading building – part of the Bryggen world heritage site – the Hanseatiske Hotel is a place where you can step back in time. In its long history the house has been a work place, residence, warehouse and a restaurant. This ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Bergen  Norway  West Europe
American Colony Hotel
'13jul16
American Colony  
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This was originally the home of a Turkish ‘pasha’ or high ranking military officer. In the 19th Century it became home to a Swedish and American ‘colony’ who were all members of the ‘Christian Utopia Society’. The colony lived a communal lifestyle and engaged in philanthropic work for all the ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace
Hotel Arena
'13jun4
Hotel  
Arena
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This grand building was built in 1886 as a women’s hospital. It was administered by a charity who cared for the poor and vulnerable women in society because there was no welfare state in those days. During the Second World War, the property was occupied and later used to house ...
Accomodation types: Design
Hotel Viking Iceland
'13may16
Hotel  
Viking
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*By the hammer of Thor!* Who were the coolest iron-age tribe? The Vikings of course. Their horned helmets, love of pillage and super-fast longboats made them a fiercesome force to be reckoned with in early Europe. Every summer, in a typically unpronounceable Icelandic town, Viking culture comes alive in the ...
Accomodation types: Traditional
Appleton Water Tower – English functionality and elegance
'12dec21
Appleton  
Water Tower
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This perfect example of Victorian engineering has been well preserved since it was built in 1871. Back in the 19th Century the Prince of Wales got sick with Typhoid from drinking unclean water so the tower was commissioned to serve the Royal Sandringham Estate with clean water. The 60 foot ...
Accomodation types: Tower
Kennedy School Hotel
'12dec14
Kennedy  
School
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This elementary school was built in 1915 in a semi-remote location in Northeast Portland. One of the first rules installed for pupils and parents in the early years forbade the taking of pop shots at the rabbits from the moving streetcar. It closed its doors as a school in 1974 ...
Accomodation types: Design
Location: Portland  USA  North America