Historic Houses

Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane, Scotland, luxury retreat in the countryside

Cromlix Hotel is a luxury hotel in the Scottish countryside, set in approximately 15 hectares of private land and woodland, owned by Andy and Kim Murray.

The hotel reopened in March 2023 after extensive renovations. The aspiration is to breathe new life into this historic home, with an exquisite contemporary aesthetic and a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere.

The colour palette is amazing, in total harmony with the different seasons of the surrounding nature.

Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino: Luxury Experience in Palermo

The wonderful Palazzo Arone dei Baroni di Valentino, now a luxury boutique hotel, is located right in the centre of Palermo.

The structure dates back to the 1500s but the style is all 18th century. In 1874, the palace was purchased by Giuseppe Arone and later became the property of his grandson Francesco Arone, who married Princess Marianna Lanza Filangeri dei Principi di Mirto in 1880. Francesco and Marianna are the grandparents of the current Baron Bernardo Arone di Valentino.

I am telling you about the experience of my stay and the fascinating history of this family, who is still living in the palace and keeping its past alive.

Brown’s Hotel, London’s oldest luxury hotel

An iconic luxury hotel in the heart of London's elegant Mayfair, Brown's Hotel blends history and 21st century sophistication admirably.

Founded in 1832, Brown's is the oldest luxury hotel in London.

In its nearly two centuries of history, many notable personalities have stayed here, including royalty, presidents and literary greats.

Thornbury Castle, a King’s stay at the castle of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

The prestigious Thornbury Castle is a luxury hotel in the Gloucestershire countryside, near Bristol and the Cotswolds, in the United Kingdom.

Built in the early 16th century, it was also owned by King Henry VIII, who stayed there with his second wife, Anne Boleyn.

Thornbury Castle is an extraordinary example of a Tudor mansion where one can experience a regal era, surrounded by the most unspeakable luxury, to feel like a king and queen for a day.

Adare Manor Ireland, 5-star castle hotel for leisure and golf

With breathtaking scenery and a fairytale setting, Adare Manor is an enchanting 19th-century castle hotel that has no equal.

This superb 5-star hotel is set in an 842-acre estate in the heart of the village of Adare, County Limerick, Ireland. Steeped in history, the property reopened in November 2017 after a revolutionary 21-month transformation.

The property is now recognised as one of the best new hotels in the world and has become County Limerick's first Michelin-starred restaurant.

The Gritti Palace Hotel, luxury and history in Venice

If it were not the most legendary hotel in Venice, it would seem like entering a museum full of art and history. This is The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, an amazing 15th-century palace directly on the Grand Canal and opposite the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute.

The hotel is truly the ultimate in traditional luxury offered in a discreet and intimate manner. Rubelli fabrics on the walls and furniture shine, aided by dazzling Murano chandeliers that leave one breathless. The grandeur of the public rooms echoes in suites fit for monarchs or film stars.

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