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Grand Dames: 11 Illustrious Hotels Around the World

08/16/2013 02:41 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2013

Some hotels are more than just hotels -- they are former castles, royal residences, or Gatsby-esque mansions. Or they opened their doors many years ago to offer accommodations of unsurpassed luxury, attracting royalty and famous names. These grand dames around the world have drawn on their rich pasts in order to offer present-day magnificence.

- Kelsey Blodget, Oyster.com

Grand Dames: 11 Illustrious Hotels Around the World