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Radisson Plaza, Australia

Huddled among the modern tower-blocks of Sydney's CBD, the Radisson Plaza Hotel occupies the original home of Australia's oldest newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald. The 19th-century building is heritage listed, with décor elegantly complementing the Italianate-style architecture.

Radisson Plaza, 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, Australia (00 61 28 21 40 000; radisson.com). Doubles start at A$209 (£105).

Catalonia Ramblas, Spain

Just off Barcelona's grand Plaza Catalunya, this Modernist building once served as the offices of La Vanguardia, one of the country's biggest-selling newspapers. The decorative green patterned exterior and ornamental masonry stand out from its neighbours. Inside, the design is stylishly simple, with wooden floors and neutral colours splashed with panels of pillar box red, while suites feature terraces with plunge pools.

Catalonia Ramblas, Carrer de Pelai 28, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (00 34 93 316 8400; hoteles-catalonia.com). Doubles start at €117, room only.

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hong Kong

This stylish high-rise hotel has taken up residence in the former headquarters of the Chinese XinHua News Agency, in the heart of high-rise Wan Chai. Following significant refurbishment in 2001, it offers good-value accommodation, with a series of more luxurious themed suites, such as the hi-tech LG Suite with home cinema, or the Toy Suite which children probably won't want to leave.

Cosmopolitan Hotel, 387-397 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China (00 852 3552 1111; cosmopolitanhotel.com.hk). Doubles start at US$116 (£77), room only.

The Scotsman, Scotland

This baronial Edwardian building was the home of The Scotsman for nearly a century, with carrier pigeon lofts at the top, editorial floors in the middle and rumbling printing presses at ground level. A hotel since 2001, it preserves its history not only architecturally but with 'editor' and 'publisher' suites. The wood-panelled reception is now home to a bar and restaurant, while the press room houses a gym.

The Scotsman, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1YT (0131 5565565, theetoncollection.com). Doubles start at £135, room only.

Le Westin, Canada

Established in 1778, Montreal's The Gazette is one of the oldest newspapers in North America. Its former premises, plus the adjoining building of the Montreal Star, has been recently transformed to a sumptuous hotel. Art deco features and flourishes remain, with the addition of a glass-bottom pool, "Reporter" bar, and "Gazette" restaurant.

Le Westin Montreal, 270 Saint-Antoine West, Montreal, Canada (001 866 837 4262; westinmontreal.com). Doubles start at C$224 (£126), room only.

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