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

Spanish Parador Hotel Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Spanish Parador Hotel Love in the Time of Coronavirus

  by Michelle Chaplow Some of the most attractive and unique places to stay in Spain are the Parador hotels. Today, they are finding an important new purpose: as possible hospitals to treat coronavirus patients The Spanish Government has placed The Paradors at...
A feast of high tea photography from Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A feast of high tea photography from Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

  It does not matter how far I travel, the superb cuisine and the almost intuitive service at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is my benchmark for the luxury hotel industry, worldwide. No better way than to spend an afternoon, listening to the classical guitar...

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...