HEAL­ING HO­TEL

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Globetrotter -

Buf­falo, New York’s 88-room Ho­tel Henry Ur­ban Re­sort Con­fer­ence Cen­ter should sat­isfy trav­el­ers who en­joy ho­tels with a unique his­tory. The for­mer Buf­falo State Asy­lum for the In­sane, built in the 1870s, has been trans­formed and now sees guests stay­ing in what once were pa­tients’ rooms. The asy­lum’s first doc­tor-in-charge, Dr. Thomas Story Kirk­bride, be­lieved light-filled, spa­cious sur­round­ings helped peo­ple heal, and his ideas led to the con­struc­tion of hun­dreds of ar­chi­tec­turally in­ter­est­ing asy­lums across the U.S. in the 19th cen­tury. // hotel­henry.com

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