Warehouse cool: 7 industrial-chic hotels

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  1. sobore
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    While there's plenty to be said in favor of the new, sometimes the best things stem from a solid original foundation. Industrial structures like warehouses and factories are finding new incarnations as luxury hotels, challenging designers to get creative with old bones and drawing in guests who seek a sense of history and character.

    In New York, the Wythe Hotel (Brooklyn) and the Refinery Hotel (Manhattan) were resurrected from a cooperage and a hat factory respectively. In Istanbul, the brand-new Shangri-La Bosphorus brings opulence to the banks of the river in the form of elegant rooms converted from a former tobacco warehouse. And the remote Fabriken Furillen, once a limestone refinery, is an isolated 16-room property on a Swedish island, where neighbors are few but the scenery is stunning.

    Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/24/travel/industrial-chic-hotels/
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    Thanks for posting, sobore! Those travelers who only stay in only the "major name hotels" can miss out on some unique lodging experiences, as per this article. There are quite a few "boutique hotels" worth checking out in major cities across the country. And you can also earn hotel credits in some with their association with various hotel rewards clubs. In the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. this would include the Hotel Indigo (IHG) and the Tabard Inn. Kimpton Hotels also offer many boutique hotel choices in D.C.:

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