New Hotels Inside Historic Buildings

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-05-07T15:50:42Z

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Sydney, Australia

A 200-room hotel that joins two 1929 city icons—Gowings department store and the ornate State Theatre—in Sydney's shopping, business, and historical nexus.

The look: Art Deco with a twist—bowler hats that double as lampshades, walls created from vintage suitcases, bellhops dressed like extras from The Great Gatsby. Read more.