So you’ve enriched yourself with a stay at these hotels with a reputable art collection. If you’re wondering what’s next, we have something for the history buffs: historical hotels.
Some of these hotels are repurposed buildings, whose original structures were conceived for a different purpose. Take for example, the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur that was formerly the Maharaja’s residence. Although it has now been turned into a luxury hotel for guests, most of the original antique decorations and furniture still remain in the building as a testament to the old times.
There is also Amanyangyun, which is a mere 40-minute drive from the centre of Shanghai. Yet, step inside and it’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time. History buffs will be excited to find out that 26 of the houses were actually village houses transported from Fuzhou in the remote Jiangxi province. These repurposed houses carry with them architecture from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now imagine living in one of these villas and feeling like you’re experiencing architecture from several centuries back.
Back home in Malaysia, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur may not be centuries old. However, its historical background is equally as rich. One of the oldest hotels in Malaysia and built in 1932, the old wing of The Majestic still remains and retains its colonial architecture. Famous novelists like Graham Greene have also stayed in the hotel, among other known names from the old world.
Want to be a part of history too? Read on to see what other historical hotels you can check out by checking in.