This post takes a look at former palaces throughout the world that were converted into exquisite accommodations. The next time that you want to be treated like royalty, hop onto your private jet and book a room at one of the following locations.
Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden | Velden am Wörthersee, Austria
With the best address along Carinthia’s Lake Wörthersee (the “Austrian Riviera”), the Schlosshotel Velden is an elegant, golden-yellow lakeside chateau that places you within hours of cities like Milan, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna. The hotel offers 104 rooms and suites, a serene ambiance and personalized services so you leave with unforgettable memories. During your stay, dine at the Schlossstern and Seespitz restaurants as you enjoy the scenery of the lake and mountains. Relax at the Acquapura SPA and try your luck at the local casino. Also offered to guests is a private Beach Club. (http://www.falkensteiner.com/en/hotel/schloss-hotel-velden)
Ksar Char-Bagh | Marrakech, Morocco
Just 6 kilometers away from the Medina, the Ksar Char-Bagh is an exclusive palace hotel that offers 12 harim-suites within the Marrakech Palmeraie. The Andrew Harper-recommended accommodation has 14th-century-inspired Moorish architecture that is made up of a labyrinth of courtyards, passageways and terraces in which you’ll find massage rooms, a library, cigar club and a hammam. Explore the 4-hectare property’s medieval kitchen garden, olive grove, farm, stalls and fruit orchard. Dine on sumptuous dishes and then practice your swing on the private golf course. (http://www.ksarcharbagh.com/)
Xara Palace | Mdina, Malta
One of the world’s best-kept secrets is the beauty within the Malta capital of Mdina. The Xara Palace, built in the 17th century, offers a quintessential example of the area’s romantic atmosphere with its restored baroque architecture, bastion walls, antique furniture, artwork and tastefully designed rooms. This Relai & Châteaux boutique property was once the home of the noble Moscati Parisio family and the Knights of Saint John for 268 years as the knights rebuilt and fortified the Citta Notabile (Noble City). Today, the family-run hotel is a unique establishment that continues to carry on its dignified heritage. (http://www.xarapalace.com.mt/)
Palacio Duhau | Buenos Aries, Argentina
When you charter a private jet to Buenos Aries, stay at the Palacio Duhau. Located in the posh Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, on Avenida Alvear, the Palacio Duhau was once the home of railway executive Alejandro Hume in the late 1800s. The Duhau family later acquired the Tudor Revival mansion, which Carlos Ryder built and Charles Thays landscaped. Architect León Dourge redesigned the former Hume home after the Château du Marais in Le Val-Saint-Germain, France. The Neoclassical palace remained empty from 1976 to 2002, when the Four Seasons Hotel purchased the property. The hotel group preserved most of the palace’s original work, including the guest houses, premium suites and red marble floors. (http://buenosaires.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html)
Devi Garh | Rajasthan, India
Located in the Rajasthan village of Delwara, near Eklingji Udaipur, the Devi Garh was built during the 18th century and served as the royal residence until the mid-20th century. In 2006, the New York Times named the Devi Garh the leading luxury hotel in India, while Frommer’s Review called it “the best hotel on the subcontinent.” The Rajasthani-style palace sat empty and in ruins until the Poddars firm restored it in 1984, a project that took 15 years to complete. The modern design of the palace blends tradition with modern design as its 39 suites are adorned with marble furniture, semi-precious stones and terrazzo-tiled floors for a new image of India’s 21st-century opulence. (http://www.lebua.com/devi-garh)
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