Legendary hotels attract legendary people, and some of the world’s best hotels have been the settings for the world’s most outrageous and historic events.
When battles are declared or wars are ended, the people making the decisions are likely staying at the best hotel in town. At these grand places, society’s most recognizable names penned books, staged protests and fired shots. From cinema to literature to war to smuggling, these hotels have been at the epicenter of events that changed the world.
For a history lesson to remember — or perhaps to make your own history — book a stay at one of these 24 storied institutions.