New Hotels Inside Historic Buildings

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

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Palacio Astoreca Hotel

Valparaiso, Venezuela

A newly restored 23-room mansion next to the Fine Arts Museum and the Paseo Yugoslavo in the happening Cerro Alegre neighborhood (known for its nineteenth-century mansions and century-old funicular elevators). Hotel amenities include a piano bar, a spa with a heated pool, and an exceptional restaurant by El Bulli-trained Spanish chef Sergio Barroso.

The look: In a city of colorful architecture, this 1920s Victorian-style mansion is distinguished by its ornate facade of brick, stucco, and wood painted a fire-engine red with white trim. Read more.