Some might say that traveling is not about the place you chose to spend the night in, but about experiencing a city. Well, despite that, a luxury hotel has a lot more to offer than just a simple room to sleep in. Luxury Safes brings historic luxury hotels across the world, which will let you sleep among History, and in walls that have been standing for centuries!
The Hamilton Hotel presents a classic European structure with a distinctly American presence and has been standing since 1851. A few years later, Admiral Horatio Bridge bought the property and converted it into a luxury hotel dubbed Hamilton as a tribute to Mrs. Hamilton Holly, a family friend and the daughter of founding father Alexander Hamilton. In 1921, the Hamilton Hotel was sold and renovated, incorporating the hotel’s now famous beaux-arts and Art Deco elements.
Without a doubt, one of the most famous luxury hotels in the world, Ritz Paris opened its doors in 1898 and suffered recently a multimillion renovation that was certainly worth the wait. Some people believe if you stay n any of the 16 Prestige suites, there’s hardly any reason to leave your room.
Before opening its doors as a hotel in 1926, Kennebunkport Inn was a tea merchant’s private residence. The space still features quite a few of the former Federal-style home’s original elements, including four open fireplaces, a parlor, a library, a butler’s pantry, and a servants’ dining room. In 2001, hospitality experts Thomas Nill and Debra Lennon purchased the inn and renovated it to its current glory: A 35-room tribute to its former status as a private estate with a subtle mixture of contemporary flair.
Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria worked as five-star living quarters to such A-listers as Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but it wasn’t always on its famous block on Park Avenue. The original 13-story Waldorf Hotel was constructed on the site of William Waldorf Astor’s mansion at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street in 1893.
The Stafford London
The structures that are now the Stafford London have changed quite a few times. Actually, it was previously Richmond Club Chambers, Green’s Private Hotel, and St. James’s Palace Hotel, and in 1912, The Stafford began to open its doors to guests who book a room or suite in any of the hotel’s three elegant buildings: the main house, the mews house, and carriage houses, where the English nobility’s thoroughbreds lived.
Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection
The Hotel Jerome opened in 1889, the 99 guest rooms breathe luxury in every detail, but the two 2,000-square-foot three-bedroom residential penthouses are like sitting mountain-side apartments that come complete with their own private elevators and outdoor terraces.
The Lygon Arms
Right in the heart of the Cotswolds, a UNESCO World Heritage place in the U.K., The Lygon Arms is so old that its precise history is more or less unknown. With exquisite guest rooms and suites over the main house, annex, courtyard, and cottage, there’s hardly a shortage of places to spend the night.
Jared Coffin House
Built in 1845 as his family’s residence by Jared Coffin, one of Nantucket’s wealthiest shipowners during the heyday of the whaling industry, the classic New England mansion now works as a boutique hotel. Though much of the original structure has been expertly maintained, it’s had a bit of work done over the years. With 48 rooms, the Daniel Webster house is definitely a luxury hotel to visit.