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Travel Jails to palaces: 10 gorgeous properties that are now hotels

08:15  20 january  2020
08:15  20 january  2020 Source:   10best.com

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6. 10 Ice, snow and igloo hotels . The Liberty Hotel in Boston used to be the Charles Street Jail . Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland, a collection of glass igloos in Lapland that A referral hotel is a hotel chain that offers branding to independently-operated hotels ; the chain itself is founded by or owned

a large clock tower towering over a city street: This gorgeous palace is located on the Bosphorus in Istanbul© Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul This gorgeous palace is located on the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Spend the night in a historic space

From jailhouses and schoolhouses to posh palaces, these historic landmarks have been artfully preserved and given a new life as modern hotels welcoming travelers from around the globe.

a dining room table: This hotel was once a haven for women in downtown L.A.© Hotel Figueroa This hotel was once a haven for women in downtown L.A.

Hotel Figueroa | Los Angeles, California

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Properties Are Us is operated by Michelle Willsmer and Stuart Smith. Following our dreams, we are based in Tenerife for almost 30 years. Contact. We do not have sales staff whose only go is to get a sale, and who will show you countless properties that are of no interest to you, because to them you

Here are the palace residences turned hotel properties to book now and live, at least for a little while, like a real king or queen in a far-off land. Aman at Summer Palace , China Originally built in 1750 and later reserved for the Empress Dowager Cixi, the rooms at this Aman property lie just near the East

The building's curves and arches, ornamental iron work and wooden ceiling beams were designed in Spanish Colonial style. Today, the facade has been restored with original wrought iron balconies overlooking Figueroa Street and the lobby's original skylights.

a room filled with furniture and a pool of water: This beautiful palace is now a five-star property© Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul This beautiful palace is now a five-star property

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul | Turkey

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only hotel in Turkey that can be reached by private helicopter, yacht and limousine. It's fitting for the grand Ottoman Imperial palace on the Bosphorus.

Sultan Abdülaziz completed the palace in 1871 and it was used to hold parliament meetings during the second constitutional monarchy before a fire in 1910 destroyed the interior, including priceless antiques, books and art pieces. The sultan's private hammam is the only original room that survived.

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Also on the property is a restored log cabin-style antique guest house with four bedrooms. Other features include a media room, gym, spa, wine Yes, we saved the best for last because let’s face it: All others pale in comparison to this incredible property that is one of the most expensive homes for

After WWI, French military field corps engineers occupied the ruined palace, and in the 1930s, Beşiktaş Football Team used the garden of the palace as a stadium. After massive renovations in the 1980s, Çırağan Palace was restored once more to its former glory as a five-star luxury hotel welcoming international jetsetters.

a room filled with furniture and a table: All you need is a reservation to get into this former club-turned-hotel© Clayton Hauck All you need is a reservation to get into this former club-turned-hotel

Chicago Athletic Association | Illinois

Opened in 1893 amid the boom surrounding the World’s Columbian Exposition, this Venetian Gothic landmark was originally an exclusive sport and social club for Chicago’s most influential businessmen like Marshall Field, William Wrigley, Jr., AG Spaulding and Cyrus McCormick.

After closing as a private club in 2007, the building underwent a massive renovation and reopened as the Chicago Athletic Association hotel in 2015. There's free Wi-Fi in the gorgeous Harry Potter-like lobby and the once elitist institution is now open to everyone – and is just steps from Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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The Grand Hôtel La Cloche is Dijon's only five-star hotel | Courtesy of Grand Hotel La Cloche Their Dijon property is a gateway to the finer things in life, a historical monument that presides over the This palatial medieval property is steeped in history. It is actually three mansions combined into one.

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a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Check into this new chic hotel that used to be a newspaper office© The Eliza Jane Check into this new chic hotel that used to be a newspaper office

The Eliza Jane | New Orleans, Louisiana

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Just two blocks from the French Quarter, the hotel's original brick walls and ceiling beams were incorporated into the new modern design.

a dining room table: This hotel is the perfect place to get into a good book© Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht This hotel is the perfect place to get into a good book

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht | Netherlands

Overlooking Amsterdam's famous canals, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht was the city's public library from 1977 to 2007. Marcel Wanders designed the hotel incorporating themes of Alice in Wonderland, Delft blue and the Dutch Golden Age. And the hotel still has a massive library, home to the largest private video art collection in Europe.

a pizza sitting on top of a building: Step back in time at this hotel's courtyard© Jose Ruiz Photography Step back in time at this hotel's courtyard

Hotel El Convento | San Juan, Puerto Rico

This former convent in the heart of historic Old San Juan dates back to 1651 as the first Carmelite Convent in the Americas. Now, Hotel El Convento is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America.

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Black-and-white marble floors, original frescoes, stained glass windows and a lush courtyard with century-old nispero trees preserve the property's rich character and charm.

a glass door of a building: You can certainly tell this hotel used to be a bank with its grand gates© Hyatt House Jersey City You can certainly tell this hotel used to be a bank with its grand gates

Hyatt House Jersey City | New Jersey

Hyatt House Jersey City opened in 2018 in the First National Bank of Jersey City building, established in 1868. According to legend, wealthy families who arrived on Ellis Island deposited their valuables in private vaults within the bank for safekeeping. The bank's bronze gate and original tiled marble imported from Italy remain.

Don't miss the rooftop restaurant and lounge, which has a retractable glass ceiling that offers sweeping views of the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty.

a fire place sitting in a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Experience something a bit different from the nearby ski resorts at Washington School House© Washington School House Experience something a bit different from the nearby ski resorts at Washington School House

Washington School House | Park City, Utah

In the heart of downtown Park City, this boutique hotel with just 13 suites is a sharp contrast to the grand ski resorts nearby. Washington School House is one of the last surviving original school houses in the United States. It was built in 1889 just a few years after Park City was incorporated and in the midst of its silver mining heyday.

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The original quarried limestone exterior respects the building's historical integrity while the living room's antler chandelier layered with Swarovski crystals adds a touch of modern bling.

a large white building: Learn about St. Lucia while enjoying gorgeous views© Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort Learn about St. Lucia while enjoying gorgeous views

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort | St. Lucia

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort sits within more than 100 acres of pristine rainforest in the UNESCO World Heritage Val des Pitons. Although St. Lucia stopped producing sugarcane commercially in the 1960s, Sugar Beach's 96 rooms, cottages, bungalows and villas with private plunge pools sit on the site of an old sugar plantation.

Guests interested in the island's history can take a half-day tour of the 18th century Morne Coubaril Estate, including visits to the working Balenbouche plantation, sugar mill and house. Then return to the Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach for a Caribbean glow body polish with sugar, sea salt and raw coconut.

a church with a clock on the side of a building: This is a jail where you'll actually want to spend the night© The Liberty Hotel Boston This is a jail where you'll actually want to spend the night

The Liberty Hotel Boston, A Luxury Collection Hotel | Massachusetts

Located at the foot of Beacon Hill in Boston, The Liberty Hotel is an imaginative transformation of the Charles Street Jail, a national historic landmark built in 1851. Some of Boston’s most notorious criminals, including James "Whitey" Bulger, were once locked up here.

Today, the hotel blends history with high-style luxury and homegrown warmth for a quintessentially Boston experience. The 298 rooms and suites offer views of the city skyline and Charles River through original wrought-iron windows.

The jail’s granite exterior and expansive interiors remain largely unchanged and the original atrium is still the heart of the hotel with its historic catwalks.

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