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We’re good at the new Roaring Twenty, although the first few years of this decade didn’t really feel like much of a roar (thanks, Epidemic). But now that travelers are getting ready to roar again, what could be a better place to start your 2020s journey than a hotel that pays homage to the same decade, but a century ago? These ornate Art Deco features enchant decor-inspired decor, experience and modern comfort in the 2020s, but with a distinct 1920s feel. That means you can channel your internal flapper, and Instagram still has all the technology needed to capture it!
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Savoy London’s Beaufort Bar has a decaying black and gold Great Gatsby Vib, but the whole atmosphere of this classic London property will make you feel like you’re lagging behind in time, as the band plays classics from the next room while you sip your champagne from your velvet club chair.
The hotel combines a touch of Southern charm with Art Deco style, in a way that evokes both retro glamor and homespun style. The Spectator’s lobby is decorated with vintage furniture and abstract art while The Bar, the hotel’s ban-era-inspired cocktail lounge, pours classic hand-made cocktails with south-inspired bites. Say hi to Daisy Buchanan, a peacock hiding in the corner of a hotel room.
Although this timeless property was first opened in 1896, it was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1926 and was designed with complete inspiration from the Italian Renaissance. Today, The Breakers is the only major hotel in the United States more than 100 years old and still under the same original family ownership (inherited from founder Henry Flagler). It develops independently of any chain affiliation and boasts a timeless, retrospective-dazzling feeling.
Fairmont Royal York has existed since 1929 and its decor pays homage to the golden age of railway exploration. They have been serving afternoon tea at the library bar since the beginning. This is exactly what will happen where the royal family is when they are in town!
Located in the 1923 London Guarantee Building, the hotel features a 1920s-inspired design with ornate art-deco interiors. Keep your eyes peeled for intricate geometric themes and even architectural style signature features like flapper bead illumination. Don’t miss LondonHouse’s Jazz Edge-inspired bar on the 21st floor.
The Seelbach “Hilton” Hotel was built in 1905 in downtown Louisville by brothers Louis and Otto Sealbach, and has an old world feel with centuries of Beaux-Arts Baroque architecture. This is the same hotel. The notorious bootlegger, George Remus, met Scott Fitzgerald during the ban; The meeting inspired J. Gatsby’s character from his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. The most legendary gangster of the 1920s, Al Capone, is said to have kept a secret passage from the hotel for easy escape while playing cards or smuggling. After an initial expansion in 1907, the Rathscaler was added to the hotel basement. It even has a Bavarian-style repository made of Rookwood pottery and is one of the only surviving parts of its kind.
The Fontainebleau is one of the top luxury boutique hotels in Kansas City, a city that flourished in the 1920s with illicit alcohol, bootleggers and spicies. In celebration of the Roaring Twenties, The Fontaine Parker even offers bi-weekly “Forbidden Nights” events that combine the concept of spiceCC and a sophisticated environment where wet and dry for bee hives can come together.
The Vanderbilt family financed this luxurious Manhattan hotel, which opened its doors in 1926. Originally planned as part of the design of the Grand Central Terminal, it is now a glamorous window of 1920s New York with a Carrara marble grand staircase in the lobby and features like the Eagle Medallion. Door plates for each guest room. Many of its notable former guests include old-time movie greats like Bate Davis, Mary Pickford and Marlon Brando.
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