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Blog Category: Historic Hotels

Michelle says: “I have a very special place in my heart for historic hotels. History is created with the passage of time- it´s intangible, and unlike luxury, it is something that money can´t buy.
When you walk into a historic or heritage hotel, it feels different, intriguing, set apart from the outside world; you can almost savour the history in the air. You know that fascinating, world-changing events have taken place in this very space, famous people have walked through these corridors, and it always feels like an occasion to stay here. Do you love historic hotels too? Are you, like me, so hooked that you can never have enough of them either? Then read on… “

Park Hotel Vitznau
Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Raffles Hotel, Beijing, China.
Raffles Hotel, Singapore.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, China
The Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland.
The Norfolk Fairmont Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
The Fairmont Hotel, Beijing, China.
Four Seasons Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel La Florida, Barcelona, Spain.
The Hotel Kamp, Helsinki
The Premier Place Hotel, Kiev
The Waldorf Hilton, London
The Sacher Hotel, Vienna, Austria
Napa River Inn


The Dolder Grand

By Michelle Chaplow Assignments and locations revisited. Sometimes, when I´m going through my photo archives, I find an image that did not really catch my attention so much at the time and yet looking at it today, I see it in a different light. This architectural...

Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence 2017 Winners Announced

Historic Hotels and Recipients Honored at the 2017 Awards Ceremony and Gala Washington, DC – September 28, 2017, Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. Recipients...

Ten teddies from historic hotels around the world.

Huffington Post blog entry by Michelle Chaplow Ten Teddies from Historic hotels When you think of historic hotels, what comes to mind? Afternoon tea, tales about legendary past guests, tempting swimming pools, stunning locations? For those who travel with children, or...

Raffles Hotel, Singapore – My Six Steps to High Tea Ecstasy

by Michelle chaplow Afternoon tea at Raffles Singapore – third time lucky I love afternoon tea, it’s one of my favourite things. High tea at Raffles hotel in Singapore is on the bucket list of almost every traveller. This is one of the most famous hotels in the...