A little over a 100 years ago, Art Nouveau brought the flowing lines of nature into all aspects of architecture and design, from curving staircases and elaborate ironwork to decorative lampshades and stained glass windows. These five hotels celebrate and continue the Art Nouveau tradition, offering you the chance to experience this most decorative of design styles during your travels.
Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary
On the banks of the Danube in the heart of Budapest, the Four Seasons Gresham Palace is an Art Nouveau masterpiece. Lovingly restored - from the intricate stonework on the faâˆšÃŸade to the wrought iron entranceway and light-flooded atrium - you'll find design flourishes throughout, including the use of two million mosaic tiles and stunning staircases leading to the rooms. Beyond the art and architecture, you'll find the hotel's services are as indulgent as the setting, from fine dining overlooking the river to a luxury spa and indoor pool.
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K+K Hotel Central Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Art Nouveau is everywhere in Prague, not least because the seminal Czech painter and illustrator Alphonse Mucha was one of the leading lights of the movement, and his influence is still felt to this day. You'll see it as you enter the four-star K+K Hotel Central Prague, from the glass awning and lettering above the door to the outdoor lamps to the distinctive, historic interior design, which is complemented by modern services and facilities, including a bar and bistro servicing Czech specialties, and a wellness area with sauna.
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Hotel Torre del Remei, Bolvir, Spain
In Catalonia, the Art Nouveau movement was known as Modernisme, which added a distinctly Catalan flair to the architecture and design. The Hotel Torre del Remei was built at the turn of the 20th century and brought Art Nouveau to what was then a stately home in the Catalan countryside. You can still feel it throughout this five-star luxury hotel, where you can enjoy haute cuisine in the restaurant, relax in the hotel's extensive grounds or use it as a base to explore the wild beauty of the Pyrenean landscape.
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Neiburgs Hotel, Riga, Latvia
There are estimated to be over 700 Art Nouveau buildings in Riga's Old Town, including the stylish Neiburgs Hotel. This boutique apartment hotel has lovingly maintained original elements, from the faâˆšÃŸade and floors to the staircases and wall decorations, while combining it with works from contemporary Latvian artists. The apartments and suites all come with separate living and sleeping spaces, built-in kitchens and all the facilities you need for a home from home experience close to all the attractions of the city.
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Hotel Metropole, Brussels, Belgium
If any city can claim to be the birthplace of Art Nouveau it is Brussels, and one five-star establishment where you can book a room and experience the design traditions for yourself is the grand Hotel Metropole. You'll find Art Nouveau features throughout, from the stained glass windows in the lobby to the marble interiors of the bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy the chef's daily brasserie menus or afternoon coffee and cake.
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