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Luxury Hotels Where You Can Step Back Into The Past

Luxury hotels are often lauded for their modern amenities and conveniences. However, some properties go beyond the modern to offer a little history with every visit.

The Fairmont San Francisco (above)

Above Nob Hill in San Francisco, the Fairmont lends guests modern amenities with the comforts of the past. Built in 1907, the property has become a historical fixture in the City by the Bay. Throughout 591 guest rooms and suites, guests can rest where the likes of presidents, dignitaries, kings, queens, and the rich and famous have resided for well over a hundred years. The Fairmont’s Venetian Room was also the stage for San Francisco’s theme song. Tony Bennett first performed, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” at this historic luxury hotel.

 The Rittenhouse

The Rittenhouse

Located in one of the most historic cities in the United States, the Rittenhouse in Philadelphia reflects the spirit of America’s past with all of the modern conveniences of today. Transfixed on Rittenhouse Square named for Philadelphian David Rittenhouse, guests can appreciate views of the celebrated slice of the city from every room. A stay at the Rittenhouse offers a trip back into its former glory as a mansion for A.J. and Lois Buchanan Cassatt, president to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Rooms and suites match the charm of historic Philadelphia.

 Fontainbleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau provides luxurious accommodations with landmark status. Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the center of Millionaire’s Row, the property has been a fixture in Miami Beach since opening in 1954. Designed by renowned architect Morris Lapidus, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach appreciates its status as one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in town. With 1,504 guestrooms and 20 acres of oceanfront property, the luxury hotel keeps the spirit of Miami in the 1950s alive and well.

Photos courtesy of The Fairmont San Francisco, The Rittenhouse and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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