5 Reimagined Hotels
Published: May 2010
By Stirling Kelso, James Jung
At these five properties with storied pasts, guests find more than just standard rooms.
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... Leather Factory
Old Montreal’s Le Petit Hotel has 24 rooms with tall warehouse ceilings and exposed brick and stone; the property extends into a former toy factory next door. Doubles from $186.
Architect Francisco Aires Mateus kept the building’s 1907 façade and sheet windows when creating Lisbon’s daring Fontana Park Hotel. Doubles from $120.
...Cold War Airplane
The Airplane Suite, in Teuge, the Netherlands, is a converted fuselage with a sauna and Jacuzzi, three flat-screen TV’s, and access to the cockpit. Doubles from $470.
At Paris’s Banke Hotel, executive offices are now austere bedrooms and the stately lobby has playful, bright gold furniture. Doubles from $255.
Next month, the Old Mac Daddy hotel will open a luxe trailer park an hour from Cape Town, surrounded by vineyards and fruit orchards. Doubles from $120.