From Australia to Belize: 10 Stunning Hotels You Might Not Know Are Part of Hilton
Hilton has a long history of building brands. For 99 years, our brands – as well as individual, unique properties, like The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and The Drake Hotel in Chicago – have been among the most recognized in the world. As a result of demand and feedback from guests and owners, we launched two collection brands in the past four years: Curio Collection by Hilton, which sits between the luxury and upscale hotel segment, and the upscale Tapestry Collection by Hilton, to meet the needs of an increasing number of travelers of different mindsets and desired price points.
Hilton’s collection brands provide guests the best of both worlds – the ability to experience one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, while still enjoying the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest-loyalty program, Hilton Honors. These hotels offer travelers new opportunities and experiences that are unique to each destination.
Check out a few of these intriguing hotels, along with some unexpected facts about each one.
Travelers can take the “Are You Curious?” quiz to find the perfect Curio Collection properties for their curiosity type. From a Curious Pathfinder who loves spontaneous travel, to a Curious Epicurean who is guided by smell and taste, discover which of these one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts your curiosity will lead you to next.
Ideal for the Curious Pathfinder, West Hotel Sydney offers spontaneous travelers the perfect balance of sophistication and adventure through its jungle-inspired atrium boasting all-day sunlight, boutique guest rooms and suites with bespoke botanical décor, on-trend healthy food and drink options, and location in the up-and-coming commercial hub, Barangaroo.
This desert hideaway is ideal for Curious Challengers seeking active adventures. The hotel boasts unlimited access to surrounding natural beauty through hiking, fishing and rock climbing, two 18-hole Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, a healing spa and meditation therapies, and an array of on-site restaurants to indulge in Southwestern-inspired cuisine. For a trip filled with outdoor adventure, discover a local ghost town and search historic goldmines in the Sonoran Desert on an ATV or UTV desert tour.
Do you live to travel to taste the cuisines of the world? For Curious Epicureans, take in the views and savor the Roaring Twenties cocktail at LondonHouse Chicago, which features a tri-level rooftop bar with gourmet food and artisanal cocktails, rooms with timeless elegance, and offers tranquility at the on-site spa – all in the heart of downtown Chicago. For a unique private event or one-of-a-kind proposal, the 23rd floor boasts an exclusive Cupola with an ornate dome that is available to reserve.
Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Hot List, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club provides Curious Spiritualist travelers with the ideal balance for mind and body through its location on the stunning island of Ambergris Caye and variety of delicious local eats at eclectic dining venues. For an array of Spiritualist activities, enjoy the on-property Science and Soul Wellness center, one of the largest holistic health and yoga retreats in Belize, or snorkel in a swarm of the friendliest sharks you’ll ever meet in Shark Ray Alley.
For the Curious Culturalist open to the endless possibilities of experiencing a new destination, Alexandra Barcelona Hotel offers an art-filled, stylish and historic stay. The fully-renovated 19th-century building is an art aficionado’s dream, reflecting the charm, elegance, and spirit of Barcelona with local photography lining its walls, designer furniture inspired by the ‘50s and ‘60s, original mosaic flooring, frfamed ceilings, and natural oak details. Taste a new gastronomic discovery at Solomillo, the hotel’s two-floor restaurant where guests choose everything – the breed, temperature, sauce and garnish for dishes that suit everyone’s palette.
Located in the blossoming Central Business District, The Troubadour exemplifies the vibrant character of New Orleans and allows guests to fall in love with the spirit of the city. The boutique hotel boasts two on-site restaurants – Jayne, a casual bistro serving specialties such as NOLA Beer Brined Smoked Chicken, and Monkey Board, a lively rooftop bar offering unparalleled panoramic skyline views.
With industrial minimalism, soothing organic touches and eclectic guest rooms, Hotel Skyler Syracuse is specially designed to nurture your spirit while protecting the planet, serving as Syracuse’s first LEED Platinum hotel and one of just over 10 hotels in the world with this distinguished status. The University Hill hotel is within walking distance of many attractions, including Syracuse University, and offers guests spacious, eco-chic, comfy rooms for a unique stay.
Nestled in one of the most affluent and historic areas of Washington, D.C., this hotel boasts breathtaking city views at the rooftop local hotspot, The Observatory, and unique dining experiences at the password-required-upon-entry restaurant, Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy.
Nestled in historic downtown, Hotel Ballast Wilmington boasts décor heavily inspired by the local nautical history, Wilmington’s largest ballroom, and live weekend entertainment, craft cocktails, open-air patio and locally-sourced Southern cuisine at Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen.
Tailwater Lodge Altmar is the perfect balance between relaxing, rustic hideaway and outdoor oasis, offering guests the opportunity to cozy up between adventures of hiking, fly-fishing, hunting and snowshoeing. Guests can enjoy a memorable meal at The Tailwater Bar & Restaurant, serving comfort food with a contemporary twist, or sample 24 beers on tap from New York state and beyond at the on-property bar, The Tasting Room.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 65 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; determine what kind of traveler you are by taking the curiosity quiz ; and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton , which launched in 2017, is a portfolio of upscale, original hotels that caters to guests seeking vibrant and authentic experiences. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property has its own unique style, while giving travelers the peace of mind and reassurance associated with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Hilton’s upscale collection brand at newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry and connect with Tapestry Collection on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Download Article Photos