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·Not all hotels were built as hotels. Many are adaptive reuse -renovation projects taking a historic non-hotel property and doing minimal changes to the look and…
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Photo Gallery for Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant in Nassau
The Graycliff Hotel has begun the revitalization of West Hill Street – including an old convent, its chapel and the former Mountbatten home -- into a pedestrians-only ‘old town experience’ with cobble stone streets; a fun, immersive chocolate factory and visitor-oriented coffee roasting company; a barista café and bistro, space for local artisans, a new 75-room hotel and much more.
The Best Celebrity Owned Luxury Resorts
The Mission Ranch Hotel was converted from a 19th century dairy house. Located in Carmel-By-The-Sea, the charming property sits on 22 acres and boasts 31 rooms, a tennis court, fitness center, on-site dining, and has an owner by the name of Clint Eastwood.
21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Louisville, KY
"Travel Back Thursday" to these 5, contiguous, 18th century brick and cast iron tobacco and bourbon warehouses that have been adapted into the 100,000 square foot 21c Museum Hotel with 90 rooms, 6000 square feet of gallery space, and an award winning restaurant on Louisville’s Museum Row. #tbt #travelbackthursday
Brunelleschi Hotel Florence, Tuscany
Today’s #travelbackthursday featured property, @brunelleschifi, is housed in Florence's tower of Pagliazza - a reconstructed 6th Century Byzantine tower that was originally part of the city walls. In the 12th Century it was also used as a women's prison, hence the name "Pagliazza" which stems from the beds of straw for the prisoners. These days, all @fivestaralliance guests receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, $50 food and beverage credit, welcome amenity, and VIP status. #tbt
Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA
The residential-style, waterfront Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square opened in 2008 in San Francisco and is set within a cluster of circa-1890s buildings from the old Ghirardelli chocolate factory - one of the country’s first adaptive reuse projects in the 1960s.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa formerly The Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel and Resort, Chiang Mai
The former grounds of the British Consulate now house Chiang Mai's finest waterfront hotel, The Anantara. A true oasis with rooms and suites furnished in an eclectic mix of traditional styles and sleek modern lines.
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam delivers a true five-pearl experience in Amsterdam's residential Museum Quarter. It's housed in a 100-year-old former bank building, and the hotel's warm, modern design melds seamlessly with the structure; the stunning atrium lobby, for example, is industrial-chic, featuring wood, brick and glass.