Embassies to Castles: 19 Hotels That Were Once the Residences of the World's Top Royals and Politicians

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Many a hotel will claim that it treats guests like royalty -- but some (at least their edifices) have more proof than others to back that up. You see, a number of the hotels we've visited around the world -- from Laos to Rome -- were once the living quarters of princes, princesses, ambassadors, governors, duchesses, mayors...you get the picture. Today we're bringing you on a tour of 19 stunning hotels and resorts that the world's top royals and politicians once called home.

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