Originally opened in 1926 by the YWCA as an exclusive women's hostel, Hotel Figueroa was a safe haven for solo female travelers who were prohibited from checking into most hotels without a male chaperone.
Sultan Abdülaziz completed the palace in 1871, and it was used to hold parliament meetings during the second constitutional monarchy. Today, it's the only hotel in Turkey that can be reached by private helicopter, yacht and limousine.
Opened in 1893, this Venetian Gothic landmark was originally an exclusive sport and social club for Chicago’s most influential businessmen like Marshall Field, William Wrigley, Jr., AG Spaulding and Cyrus McCormick.
Originally built in the 1860s, The Eliza Jane was formerly the newspaper office of The Daily Picayune; namesake Eliza Jane Nicholson was publisher. She was also the first woman publisher of a major metropolitan newspaper in the U.S.
Overlooking Amsterdam's famous canals, this hotel was the city's public library from 1977 to 2007. The hotel still has a massive library, home to the largest private video art collection in Europe.
This former convent in the heart of historic Old San Juan dates back to 1651 as the first Carmelite Convent in the Americas.
This hotel is located in the former First National Bank of Jersey City building, established in 1868. The bank's bronze gate and original tiled marble imported from Italy remain.
This is one of the last surviving original school houses in the United States. It was built in 1889, just a few years after Park City was incorporated and in the midst of its silver mining heyday.
Sugar Beach sits on the site of an old sugar plantation in the midst of a pristine rainforest, although St. Lucia stopped producing sugarcane commercially in the 1960s.
This hotel was formerly the Charles Street Jail, a national historic landmark built in 1851. Some of Boston’s most notorious criminals, including James "Whitey" Bulger, were once locked up there.