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Dozens of prominent cities like London, Paris, and Amsterdam possess historic hotels that are hundreds of years old. To experience the historic grandeur of these ancient city centers, book a stay at any of these featured destinations.
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Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Considered an important part of Phnom Penh’s history, Raffles Hotel Le Royal has stood for 90 years, its walls bearing witness to a revolution while honoring the past and embracing the city. Hotel Le Royal hosted royalty from day one, with His Majesty Sisowath Monivong, King of Cambodia, attending the opening ceremony in 1929.
Beijing Hotel NUO
The Beijing Hotel NUO features 164 luxurious accomodations in the world-famous Dongcheng District.
The Murray Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel is located in the heart of Central, Hong Kong along legendary Cotton Tree Drive. The area is the business and retail heart of Hong Kong and is brimming with energy.
Fairmont Peace Hotel
Fusing ancient and modern into one flawless façade is the Fairmont Peace Hotel, a landmark hotel in Shanghai for over 80 years. Consisting of two buildings, the North Building and the South Building, the hotel is separated by Nanjing Road. The two buildings combined to become the Fairmont Peace Hotel in 1959 after standing as two separate entities for over 40 years.
Garden Hotel Suzhou
Located mere minutes away from the renowned Master of the Nets Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Garden Hotel Suzhou is one of region’s most luxurious hotels, offering refinement and elegance to its many contemporary travelers.
Hotel New Grand
Designated a historic monument and considered one of the oldest western-style hotels in Japan, Hotel New Grand is the epitome of Yokohama history. Established in 1927, Hotel New Grand is an international hotel that has welcomed guests from all over the world. A relaxing respite in the heart of the city, this culturally rich hotel offers unparalleled views of Yamashita Park and Yokohama Bay.
The Raffles Singapore rose from humble origins as a small seaside hotel that first operated in the late 1800s. When its owner died, the famed Sarkies Brothers acquired the building to develop a luxury hotel in Singapore.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Experience the grand luxury of the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Close to many cultural attractions, this hotel is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to explore Singapore.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
From its advent in 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has proved to be an outpost for the most dignified guests, including actors, songwriters, socialites, and more. It has remained steadfast, standing through wars, renovations, and ownership changes, emerging resilient as one of Hanoi's top hotels. With 364 stunning guestrooms and luxury suites, this historic hotel engulfs travelers during their stay as they indulge in comfortable settings and well-appointed furnishings.
Patios de Cafayate
Originally converted from its antiquated purpose, Patios de Cafayate offers travelers spacious Argentinian accommodations with a classic ambiance and relics from the original estate it was crafted as back in 1740. With countless onsite activities, guests can enjoy walking tours, a luxurious outdoor pool, a visit to the winery, or downtime in the hotel's Reading Room. Whatever their preference, visitors will find availability for both respite and activity at the coveted Patios de Cafayate.
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Boasting an authentic Colonial experience, the elegant Alfiz Hotel is situated within The Walled City of Cartagena, Colombia and boasts eight individually-designed suites, each reflecting a distinct period of the city's vibrant past. Dating back to the 17th century, the Spanish-Colonial style hotel proudly combines its rich heritage, the offerings of the vibrant port city, and modern luxuries.
Hotel Century Old Town Prague - MGallery by Sofitel
Prague, Czech Republic
The Hotel Century Old Town Prague - MGallery by Sofitel is housed in a Neo-Baroque style building in the heart of Prague’s historic city center, steps away from the Old Town Square. The hotel’s facade features beautiful architectural reliefs and was designed by Architect Alfons Wertmüller in 1894, the creative behind the iconic Prague State Opera and the National Theatre.
The Mozart Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Discover The Mozart Prague, an elegant boutique hotel located within an 18th-century Baroque palace.
Opening in 2020, the Villa Copenhagen is a unique and luxurious hotel experience in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1912, the hotels renovations pay tribute to it's history with original
The 1932 Hotel & Spa Cap d'Antibes – MGallery
Recall the spirit of the Roaring Twenties of Juan-les-Pins at The 1932 Hotel & Spa Cap d’Antibes – MGallery. Designed by architect Georges Dikansky in 1932, this legendary French Riviera hotel has been masterfully restored to its former glory with modern updates. Boasting stunning views of the Mediterranean, travelers are invited to bask in exemplary comfort and style at one of the 64 Art Deco-inspired guestrooms and suites, many with balconies.
Hilton Paris Opera
The landmark Hilton Paris Opera opened on May 7, 1889, during the World’s Fair in Paris. Initially named Hotel Terminus, it was built by architect Juste Lisch and designed to accommodate transatlantic travelers arriving from Normandy via the Saint-Lazare station. The hotel has undergone many renovations and restorations since then, before being purchased by Hilton in 2013. The hotel reopened under its current name in 2015, and has continued to flourish.
Hotel Scribe Paris Opera By Sofitel
Experience Parisian luxury where history and lavish architecture blend with sleek contemporary design at the Scribe Paris Opéra by Sofitel. Book your stay at this luxury hotel at Historic Hotels Worldwide.
Hôtel Molitor Paris - MGallery by Sofitel
Nestled in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Hôtel Molitor Paris- MGallery by Sofitel was opened as an Art Deco swimming pool and sports complex in 1929. During its heyday, it was a popular attraction for the socialites of Paris.
Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery by Sofitel
Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet – MGallery by Sofitel derives its name from a historic Parisian company named Maison Boutet. The building was a factory for over 63 years, then transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. Since 2015, Sofitel has operated the site as part of its esteemed MGallery collection.
Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton
American businessman John Jacob Astor IV had the Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton built to be his Paris home in 1907. Guests staying at the Maison Astor can expect opulent guestrooms with plush bedding, luxury toiletries, and classic Parisian décor.
Maison Delano Paris
Nestled in a grand 18th-century mansion in the heart of the esteemed 8th Arrondissement, Maison Delano Paris boasts 56 beautiful rooms and suites, as well as an ideal location only steps from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The first European flagship hotel added to the Delano collection, the lavish yet intimate Maison Delano Paris offers guests an elegant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the City of Light.
Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel
The Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel started as a luxurious private residence constructed by the architect Paul Lorin, who recruited Gustave Eiffel to help design the building. The structure is known throughout Paris for its astounding Haussmannian façade.
Hotel Napoleon Paris
Hotel Napoleon Paris made its grand debut as an opulent addition to the Parisian skyline in the 1920s, amid the city’s influx of literary and artistic expatriates, including “The Lost Generation” writers, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein, artistic icons Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, and famed surrealist thinker André Breton.
Hotel Regina Louvre
Within sight of the Tuileries Gardens, and just moments from the Parisan icon and treasure, the Louvre, Hotel Regina Louvre offers the ultimate in French sophistication and decadence. Surrounded by all of the finest offers of Paris, this Art Nouveau property is firmly anchored in the history of Paris that's reflected in its interior's intricate woodwork and designer lighting.
Parkhotel Quellenhof Aachen
Located in Aachen just on Germany's border with Belgium and the Netherlands, the Parkhotel Aachen Quellenhof is a historic hotel with a rich history of providing spa-focused services to its guests. The hotel was built in 1916 with a neoclassical façade and surrounded by beautifully sculpted public gardens.
Located in the ancient and picturesque town of Augsburg, Germany, Hotel Maximilian’s offers a luxurious retreat in a historic structure.
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
The sheer fascination that begins upon arrival, with the breathtaking view of the famous Brandenburg Gate – equally impressive by day or by night – gets guests in the mood for a memorable stay at the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski.
SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Within Berlin’s thriving Embassy Quarter resides the dynamic SO/ Berlin Das Stue, a historic building first constructed in 1940. SO/ Berlin Das Stue features 78 splendid guestrooms and unique suites to choose from for all types of travelers. The Das Stue possesses two celebrated restaurants that are certain to satiate any palette: Cinco by Paco Pérez and The Casual & Terrace. Both restaurants serve the finest Mediterranean cuisine, inspired from the genius of distinguished chef, Paco Pérez.
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
Built in the 18th century by the Saxon king, August the Strong, as a pledge of love to his mistress and faithfully restored in 1995, Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is a beautiful combination of historic glory and contemporary elegance.
Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
The building that would become Sofitel’s Munich Bayerpost was first constructed between 1896 and 1900 as the Royal Bavarian Post Office. The post office functioned as the most important distribution center for mail throughout the Kingdom of Bavaria.
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is a small yet impressive luxury boutique hotel in Chania, Crete. It consists of nine guestrooms and suites, all different from one another, and most with sea view of Chania Harbor and the Egyptian Lighthouse.
Mystery Hotel Budapest
Discover the secrets and legends of the historic Mystery Hotel Budapest. Built by Hungarian Freemasons in the 19th century, this eclectic luxury hotel is brimming with mystery and mystique. Accommodations inspired by classical column orders, unique takes on Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces, and a majestic Egyptian-revival Great Hall are just some of the wonders that await guests.
Nestled in 220 acres of Cork countryside, Castlemartyr Resort offers luxury and activities for all. Guests can stay in one of the 108 guestrooms and suites or 36 residences across the 18th century Manor House and new wing, many with sweeping views of the 17th century parkland and lakes.
Great Southern Killarney
Great Southern Killarney is located in Killarney, Ireland, directly adjacent to Killarney Train Station. Killarney Bus station is a two-minute walk from the hotel, and Killarney National Park is just a five-minute walk away. Though its prime location is in the heart of the town center, the hotel is set amid six-acres of gardens to give it the private feel of a country estate.
Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery
Located on the Italian island of Sardinia, Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery has stood as a cherished local landmark for a century, steps from Cagliari's harbor. This Art Nouveau edifice has been given new life as a sophisticated boutique hotel with 85 elegantly curated guestrooms and suites, as well as meeting spaces, public lounges, and wonderful restaurants. On the premises is a luxurious spa with treatments evocative of Provence.
Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
With personalized service for a tailor-made experience, stay at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton for its unique and luxurious accommodations. This historic hotel opened in 1930 as the Central Institute of Savings Bank. The bank was closed in the 1990s and it reopened as a hotel in 2003.
D.O.M Hotel offers luxurious accommodations on Rome's historic Via Guilia.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
The luxurious Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese takes its name from the neighboring Villa Borghese Pinciana, a beautiful, Renaissance-Era palace where the prominent Borghese family once resided for centuries.
Hotel Papadopoli Venezia - MGallery by Sofitel
A part of Sofitel’s celebrated MGallery Collection, the Hotel Papadopoli Venezia is a lovely romantic getaway hidden within the heart of Venice. Romance is part of the hotel’s very essence.
Hotel Savoia & Jolanda
Overlooking the bustling waters of St. Mark’s Basin, Hotel Savoia & Jolanda blends the luxurious touches of an opulent Venetian palace with the comforts and amenities of the 21st century.
Bernini Palace Hotel
The Bernini Palace Hotel dates back to 1500 when it started out as a castle. Guests can take in the rich history of the building and of Florence from the comfort and elegance of the plush guestrooms with modern amenities.
Venice is a historic city which strikes the eye and the heart with the cultural wealth of its fascinating architecture, classic music, and authentic regional cuisine. Described as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities ever built, Venice has been known as the “City of Water,” “The Floating City,” and “Queen of the Adriatic.”
Pulitzer Amsterdam features distinct historical charm within its accommodations, comprised of 25 restored canal houses, each dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Sofitel Legend’s Grand Amsterdam hotel boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 1400s. Over the centuries, the buildings that now constitute the hotel have been at different times convents, residences for European royalty, and the headquarters for the Dutch Admiralty.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam occupies six monumental canal houses from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on the Herengracht, the Gentleman’s Canal, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Herengracht is one of the three main canals in Amsterdam and was created during the Dutch Golden Age of the seventeenth century in which Amsterdam was the mercantile capital of the world.
Ideally situated in the heart of idyllic Bergen, a picturesque city on Norway’s southwestern coast hailed as “The Gateway to the Fjords,” Opus XVI is perfectly positioned for both urban and outdoor adventures. This historic, family-run hotel boasts 65 guestrooms, including five suites, as well as a fascinating past as the former Bergens Kreditbank, once the city’s largest bank.
The history of the Amerikalinjen dates back to the early 20th century, when the building served as the headquarters for the Den Norske Amerikalinje (Norwegian American Line). Founded in 1910, the Den Norske Amerikalinje operated as both a cruise line and a freight company that transported mail, cargo, and people from Norway to America.
As Janelas Verdes
Located adjacent to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (National Museum of Ancient Art), As Janelas Verdes is a historic boutique hotel in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal. With its story book garden and rooftop library, this 18th-century mansion emits a romantic and welcoming feeling.
Hotel Britania Art Deco
The only surviving original Art Deco hotel in Lisbon, Hotel Britania Art Deco evocatively celebrates its rich history. It’s located on a quiet street, right alongside the exclusive Avenida da Liberdade.
Solar do Castelo
Set within the walls of São Jorge Castle in an 18th-century mansion, Solar Do Castelo is a royal refuge in the heart of Lisbon.
The Editory Riverside – Santa Apolónia
On the bank of the Tagus River, The Editory Riverside Santa Apolónia Lisboa Hotel is housed within the circa-1865 Santa Apolónia Station. This active train station is Portugal’s oldest railway terminal, making it a convenient location for exploring the city. This distinctive Neoclassical-style hotel offers 126 refined guestrooms and suites, many with sweeping river views, as well as an elegant onsite restaurant, all of which boast aesthetic touches that nod to the train station origins.
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
For over 80 years, the high standards of quality and level of service have made the Tivoli Lisboa a landmark among Lisbon hotels. With its cosmopolitan lobby and stunning Sky Bar, it is a natural choice of top executives for meetings and banqueting in the hotel, or within its own purpose-built Conference and Events Centre.
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Settled snugly in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton overlooks much of the inner city. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Old Town and the neighboring New Town are replete with countless cultural destinations that epitomize Scotland’s amazing heritage.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Built in 1903 as the Caledonian Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh — The Caledonian has been the epitome of Scottish hospitality for over a century. Today, the Caledonian continues to maintain its reputation as an internationally respected luxury hotel and has recently been listed as a Category A historic building by Historic Environment Scotland.
Wander through this marvel of Catalan modernist architecture dating back to 1859. Located in central Barcelona, Hotel España is a historic gem with a long legacy of leisure and luxury.
Hotel Claude Marbella
Located in the luxurious resort city of Marbella, Hotel Claude Marbella occupies the former summer residence of Eugenia de Montijo, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon III. The spirit of Andalusia is alive in the sophisticated and stylish atmosphere of this boutique hotel.
Storchen Zürich - Lifestyle Boutique Hotel
From the regal black storks nesting in the eaves to the leisurely flow of riverboats just beyond the terrace cafe, Storchen Zürich is the only Old Town Zürich hotel located directly upon the river Limmat. Renowned for warm hospitality for over 650 years, this historic treasure provides an ideal location for gracious accommodations and efficient service.
The Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Just in the heart of Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood, on the European side of the city, sits The Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel. This historic hotel is situated directly between the Galata Tower and the Golden Horn, and guests will find it offers ideal access to the most celebrated areas of Istanbul.
Hilton London Paddington
London, United Kingdom
As one of the grandest Victorian hotels in London, Hilton London Paddington is considered an engineering icon in the heart of the city. It is a stylish facility that is part of Paddington Station with four London Underground lines from the front door, which makes it one of the best-connected hotels in London. The hotel was built in 14 months, opening in 1854 as the Great Western Royal Hotel.
Raffles London at The OWO
London, United Kingdom
Raffles London at The OWO vaunts 120 exquisite guestrooms, a dozen high-concept restaurants and bars, a Guerlain spa, rooftop terraces, and an opulent ballroom. “OWO” is a nod to its illustrious past as the Old War Office building—Winston Churchill’s former HQ and spy-turned-novelist Ian Fleming’s WWII workplace. Located in prestigious Whitehall, this neo-Baroque 1898 edifice is steps from key Westminster attractions. Interiors converge antique furnishings with modern art for a vibrant ambiance.
The Bentley London
London, United Kingdom
The Bentley London is discreetly hidden in the quiet residential area of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. With 64 luxuriously decorated guestrooms, a brasserie offering traditional English Afternoon Tea, cocktail lounge, and rejuvenating spa, this historic hotel is the perfect choice for the upscale London business and leisure traveler.
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London, United Kingdom
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton, located in the heart of Trafalgar Square, is a sanctuary of style, rest, and play in the bustle of St. James. It was once home to the Cunard Steamship Company in the late 18th century. Opened in 2000 as the Trafalgar Hotel, it became Hilton’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in the U.K. in 2017.
The Waldorf Hilton, London
London, United Kingdom
When the London City Council decided to create a new boulevard called the Aldwych during the late 19th century, two British entrepreneurs saw a terrific opportunity for personal prosperity. Now known as The Waldorf Hilton, London, the hotel has maintained its stature ever since.
London, United Kingdom
Nestled on London’s charming High Holborn, Rosewood London is a historic Edwardian-Belle Epoque hotel built in 1914. Featuring 262 luxurious guestrooms and 44 opulent suites, 11 expansive meeting spaces, and the finest of dining options, this historic London hotel ensures a memorable stay.
The Landmark London
London, United Kingdom
Blending classic elegance and modern luxury, The Landmark London offers stunning facilities and thoughtful amenities amid the vibrant city life in England's capital city.
The Savoy London
London, United Kingdom
On the River Thames in the heart of the West End, The Savoy has been London’s defining luxury hotel since 1889. Boasting some of the most well-known bars and restaurants in London, The Savoy has set world-class standards of excellence for over a century as evidenced by its enduring legacy of bespoke service and amenities.
Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York was built in 1929 on the grounds of what was once the Queen’s Hotel, across from Union Station, and was intended to be the largest hotel in the Toronto area. When the property was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railway, they declared it would be the largest hotel in the Commonwealth, and for good reason: it featured 28 floors, 10 elevators, 1,048 rooms, and had private showers and bathtubs.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge began as a “Tent City,” associated with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Embedded in the Canadian Rockies, the actual hotel was opened in June 1922 with eight log cabins, with the main building being billed as the largest single-story log structure in the world.
Hotel Belmont Vancouver MGallery
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Located in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district, Hotel Belmont Vancouver - MGallery radiates energy and embraces innovation, local art, and music. The 5-story, 82-room boutique property features retro-modern design, upscale furnishings, and curated art throughout.
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu overlooks the picturesque St Lawrence River on top of Point-au-Pic, an area known for its hospitality and inspiring landscapes. It was built to accommodate growing tourism in the area due to the great salmon fishing that was discovered in the mid-1700s.
Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
Montebello, Quebec, Canada
In Quebec, directly on the Ottawa River, sits the grand cedar structure of the Fairmont Le Château Montebello, a historic resort featuring buildings that date back to 1930. With over 10,000 red cedar logs used in the construction of the three main buildings, this resort contains the largest log cabin in the world.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Québec City, Quebec, Canada
Rich in heritage, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an urban resort, nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, that seduces with its historic charm, distinctive elegance, world-class hospitality and magic touch. Once the site of personal residence of the English and French governors, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac stands high on Cap Diamant, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Casa Madonna La Providence
Formerly a magnificent house, this historic hotel is located on Avenida La Paz and has been updated for today’s traveler. Combined with an unbeatable location in the heart of the historic downtown, convenient to specialty dining, lively bars, and eclectic shopping, Casa Madonna La Providence has all the advantages for an unforgettable stay.
Hotel de Mendoza
Visitors to Guadalajara will appreciate the Hotel de Mendoza’s comfortable and cozy guestrooms, along with its ample amenities for an enchanting Mexican getaway. Guest can relax by the outdoor pool and whirlpool, workout in the fitness center, host an event in one of the meeting rooms or rooftop terrace, or stay connected through the complimentary WiFi.
Hotel Hacienda Merida
The Hotel Hacienda Mérida is a charming luxury boutique hotel that was formerly a private home, dating back to 1840. Each individually decorated guestroom boasts canopy beds and the finest luxury linens that a discerning traveler can expect. For guests who desire more privacy, the exclusive Hotel Hacienda Mérida VIP is a separate wing from the main hotel.
Mansion Merida On the Park
Nestled in the heart of Merida, Mansion Merida is an ornate manor on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico boasting a past rich with history. Dating back to 1644 and once owned by famed Governor Rodrigo Flores de Aldana, this elegant resort features Belle Epoque architecture and overlooks the leafy palm trees and exhilarating streets of the city.
Dating back to 1912, Wyndham Merida is a luxury property located in Merida, Mexico, offering travelers exquisite accommodations, unparalleled dining options, and a beautiful historic setting. Set in the vibrant Yucatan Peninsula, this heritage hotel boasts convenient access to explore the cultural attractions nearby.
Quinta Real Oaxaca
Enchanted by floral gardens, brilliant courtyards, and serene fountains, Quinta Real Oaxaca is a romantic luxury hotel nestled in the historic center of Oaxaca, Mexico. Built in 1576, the property was originally the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena and much of the original structure has been carefully restored and remains displayed to this day, including frescoes and restored tile floors.
West Baden Springs Hotel
West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
An architectural marvel, West Baden Springs Hotel is the crown jewel of French Lick Resort's $500 million restoration. The turn-of-the century National Historic Landmark offers 246 exquisitely appointed rooms, a world-class spa, championship golf, and a wide array of dining and entertainment options.