Built in 1875, this historic building has been lovingly restored and transformed into what may be Riga’s most luxurious hotel. Rooms on the first three floors look as if they were transplanted from Versailles and include massive chandeliers, high gilded ceilings, dark wood panelling, intricate parquet floors and restored antique furniture not to mention modern conveniences such as wireless internet access, safe and mini-bar. Some also include private terraces with views of the park. The top floor is a modern affair with minimalist interiors for those who don’t appreciate opulence. A wine bar, upmarket restaurant and day spa are also available.