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Grand Hotels In Your City

In this thread please post architecturally amazing hotels in your city, town and or country. I’ll start with some examples from Canada.

The Royal York in Toronto

Art Deco Style


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The Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland

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And last but definitely not least, the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta

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Fairmont Royal York's Chateauesque style would fit under the Beaux Arts umbrella, not so much Art Deco... although the eastern expansion was constructed during the end of the Art Deco era.
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Fairmont Royal York's Chateauesque style would fit under the Beaux Arts umbrella, not so much Art Deco... although the eastern expansion was constructed during the end of the Art Deco era.
He wasn't calling it art deco, he was stating the source where he found the photo, artdecostyle.ca.

Canada's railroad hotels, especially the chateau-style ones, are amazing. I wish Windsor had one.

For Detroit, I'd say the Book-Cadillac is probably the grandest of the hotels in the city that were built as hotels. When completed, it was the tallest hotel in the world. It was reopened in 2008 following extensive renovations after being abandoned 24 years. Today it has 455 hotel rooms and 67 prestigious condominiums on the upper floors.


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Grand Ballroom before renovation:

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Not in my city, but I stayed at the Fairmont Lake Louise in February:




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Here are my own pictures of the Royal York...

Hotel: Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Location: Toronto, Ontario





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Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
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Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
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Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
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Great Midland Hotel, St Pancras, London.

This is the front for what was the world's largest building on completion, the great railway hotel for St Pancras Station. However a few years after opening it fell into obsoletion when central heating
and hot water was invented (before that it functioned with only a few bathrooms for the hundreds of guests). It became a horrible, semi-abandoned office bock for the railways
after, complete with panelling and strip lighting to hide all that Victorian splendour - and was very nearly torn down in the 70s. It took a decade and a $1billion to restore the complex.

It's not the grandest in the city and is due for another rehaul, but it does revive the great era of steam travel and Victoriana (the most expensive hotels in London prefer to hark back to the
Edwardian era to enjoy the mod cons but with all the florid intricacy).


www.stpancraslondon.com

https://gilbertscott.org



https://luxurytravelbeat.files.wordpress.com

www.urban75.org

http://cdnx.manhattanloft.co.uk

https://trendyguide.files.wordpress.com


www.fubiz.net

www.fubiz.net

www.luxurialifestyle.co.uk


https://crazycowevents.com


Its sister branches used to be in Manchester, at the other end of the tracks:




http://hoteldesigns.net

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On that note, this is the grand old dame of London luxury hotels, the Ritz.

A remarkably unassuming Edwardian hotel whose windows you can't look into, that hides the kind of old school opulence you expect.





www.finediningexplorer.com

https://edge.media.datahc.com


Afternoon tea is $75-$115





https://pix10.agoda.net

https://londontravelhacks.com


www.theritzlondonvouchers.com
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The Corinthia was saved from demolition a decade ago, whose estate (the Crown) was adamant the building was absolutely impossible to modernise
and needed a glass box to replace it. Unlike the previous two it's steadfastly up to date:


www.hospitalitynet.org

http://uk.zooverresources.com


https://carmensluxurytravel.com



https://cdn.houseofcoco.net


[url]https://theversatilegent.com[/url


www.architectural-holidays.com

https://cocoweddingvenues.co.uk

https://prestigiousvenues.com

https://www.elitetraveler.com/travel...hotel-london-2

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This one looks the best to me, but so many choices! Thank you for the rundown on London's scene.
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