7 Cool Hotels With History (Including The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore!)

LIFESTYLE  |  March 19, 2017
  • The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore
    1 / 7 The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

    The modern, industrial-chic rooms of this 1895 godown by the Singapore River capture a slice of its history as a hotbed of secret-society meetings and underground liquor distilleries. You can almost imagine the bustling shipping activity and haggling traders from a bygone era.


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  • Hewing Hotel, Minneapolis, USA
    2 / 7 Hewing Hotel, Minneapolis, USA

    Soak up artistic vibes at this century-old brick-and-timber warehouse hotel, which boasts the only rooftop bar and lounge in the city’s Warehouse District. From its original pine beam interiors to the Nordic-inspired menu at in-house restaurant Tullibee, nature abounds in this cosy pad.


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  • Titanic Hotel Liverpool, UK
    3 / 7 Titanic Hotel Liverpool, UK

    Named after the famous liner, with which the city has a connection, Titanic Hotel Liverpool boasts spacious earth-hued rooms that still have the original windows from its past as a 19th-century Stanley Dock warehouse. The most photo-worthy spots are the restaurant and bar with its plush seats, exposed brick walls and vaulted ceiling.


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  • Capella Shanghai, China
    4 / 7 Capella Shanghai, China

    Get a taste of living in opulent 1930s Shanghai as you snuggle up in Capella Shanghai’s luxurious villas, all nestled in the last remaining shikumen (stone-gate residence) estate in the city.


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  • Oddsson Hotel Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland
    5 / 7 Oddsson Hotel Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Design and art come together in quirky and playful ways in this hostel-hotel located in a 1940s warehouse. It boasts spectacular views of the Faxafloi bay in central Reykjavik. Must-tries include the rooftop hot tub and Iceland’s first stand-alone karaoke room.


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  • Victoria Warehouse Hotel, Manchester, UK
    6 / 7 Victoria Warehouse Hotel, Manchester, UK

    You may feel a bit claustrophobic sleeping here – many rooms in this 1930s building don’t have windows because of its architecture – but you’ll probably be too busy admiring the inspirational art among the exposed brick walls and steel girders of the retro cinema and bar-lounge to notice that.


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  • Hotel Cycle, Onomichi, Japan
    7 / 7 Hotel Cycle, Onomichi, Japan

    Japan’s first hotel with a cycle-through reception and bistro comes with racks in the rooms to hang your two-wheelers. Located in the coastal Onomichi U2 warehouse complex, an hour’s train ride from Hiroshima, it is near the starting point of the scenic 60km Shimanami Kaido bike route.


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