“I walked in [two years ago] and stopped here and said, ‘I want this. I need to do this.’ It’s spectacular." @TomColicchio offers an early preview of Fowler & Wells, his new restaurant at the highly anticipated new hotel @TheBeekmanNY. Find out more in @VWLawrence on wmag.com. Photo by @TeddyWolff.
Staircase at the Bristol Palace Hotel - Genoa, Italy. The rooms have been recently renovated and soundproofed, with modernized bathrooms, but the rooms still retain their period furnishings and classic air.
Art Deco Century Hotel. South Miami Beach-- The southern end of Miami Beach contains a rich collection of Art Deco architecture, the most famous of which are a series of small hotels facing towards the beach.
Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK The medieval-style castle was built in the mid-19th century, was turned into a hotel in 1988, and now has 48 individual guest rooms. On the castle grounds, try your hand at falconry, archery, rappelling, and ropes courses.
Restaurant Le Basilic, Montmartre, Paris, France, If you're staying in Montmartre, this little quaint restaurant is a treat. A 19th century small hotel, wood beams, brick and hearth are preserved. It's not haute cuisine but a reasonably priced very good French fare in a charming setting in the heart of the old village.
Castles may have been reserved for the noble and elite centuries ago, but now many of the striking structures have transformed into luxury hotels for romantic rendezvous or memorable family getaways. The fortified buildings -- with buttresses, stone arches, and ornate detail -- no longer protect against attacks, instead offering travelers a historic and undeniably unique place to stay. From Ireland to Tuscany, we've rounded up the best castle hotels in Europe when you want to sleep in a bed…