Stunning Art Deco Hotels

The elegant style shines brightly in buildings around the globe.

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Art Deco Hotel Montana, Lucerne, Switzerland

A palace hotel built more than a hundred years ago on a hill above Lake Lucerne, the Art Deco Hotel Montana has been refurbished in recent years by architects Pia Schmid, Guido Henzmann and Peter Hummel, who interpreted the 1920s Art Deco style in a fresh, contemporary way. The hotel’s director wanted them to make the palace space a refined design hotel—via a reinterpretation of Art Deco—while maintaining its original charm. Decor in the lobby, guest rooms, restaurant and bars features geometric patterns, bright and dark color contrasts and juxtaposed materials like velvet, wood, steel and glass. Rooms start at $194; Adligenswilerstrasse 22; 41-41/419-0000; hotel-montana.ch.