Hotels in Historic Buildings

WHS containing a building of historic or architectural significance converted from its original use into a hotel. Building must be noteworthy enough for a visit on its own.

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Agadez The Hotel de l'Aïr is a palace built in 1917 for Kaossen, the leader of the rebellion against the colonial power. It was later converted into a hotel. The hotel restaurant has remarkable ribbed vaults, supported by four large pillars. (AB ev)
Belfries The old City Hall with belfry of Lo-Reninge now houses the hotel and restaurant "'t Stadhuis"
Brugge Kempinski Duke's Palace Hotel is a former residence of the Dukes's of Burgundy
Budapest Hilton Budapest, in restored remains of a 13th-century Dominican cloister and monastery
Cartagena Sofitel Santa Clara, in a former convent: "a jewel of 17th century colonial architecture which is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Gabriel Garcia Marquez used this convent as the setting for one of his novels, 'Of Love and Other Demons'." (hotel website)
Florence The Hotel Loggiato Dei Serviti in the Loggia dei Servi di Maria, originally built for the mendicant order, the Servi di Maria
Itchan Kala Orient Star Khiva, in the Medersa Mohammed Rakhim Khan
Matera "Hotel Sassi" in Sasso Barisano, Hotel "Locanda di San Martino", Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
Mexico City and Xochimilco • Gran Hotel: at 16 de Setiembre #82. Inaugurated in 1899 as a department store, being the first building in the city built with a structure of metal and concrete. In 1968, in preparation of the XIX Olympic Games. It stands out architectonically for its Beaux Arts (especially Neoclassic and Art Nouveau) decoration, including the elevators and the Tiffany-styled glass vault created by Jacques Gruber in 1908.
Oaxaca and Monte Alban The 16th Century Santa Catalina Convent has been converted by the Camino Real Group
Rammelsberg and Goslar Novum Hotel Kaiserworth
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans La Saline Royale : Located on the Royal Saltworks site, a total of 31 3-star hotel rooms is available
Santiago de Compostela Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos
Segovia San Antonio El Real - a former monastery
Siena Multiple examples, e.g. Il Chiostro del Carmine, in a former Carmelite convent
Sintra Seteais Palace (wiki)
The trulli of Alberobello Trullidea, rooms in several trulli
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Koblenz Youth Hostel is located inside Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Urbino Hotel Raffaello in the former 'Seminary of the Chierici'
Venice and its Lagoon Gritti Palace - Situated on the Grand Canal it was built in 1525 as a residence of the Doge - now owned/run by Starwood hotels
Vienna Hotel Imperial was a city palace of Duke Philipp of Württemberg.
White City of Tel-Aviv Cinema Hotel
Yuso and Suso Monasteries Hotel Hosteria Del Monasterio De San Millan, 4* hotel in wing of Yuso Monastery


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