Travel + Leisure: 100 Best New Hotels - Hotel 1928

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Over the past decade, Joanna and Chip Gaines have won fame for making old homes in and around their hometown of Waco, Texas, new again. On their TV show Fixer Upper, they uncovered countless shiplap walls and helped popularize the modern farmhouse trend. Their shoppable Magnolia empire how offers everything from wallpaper to kitchenware to baked goods - and, with the recent opening of Hotel 1928, luxurious lodgings in downtown Waco.

Hotel 1928 - in a Moorish Revival building constructed in 1928 - might be the couple's most remarkable fixer-upper yet. The former Shriners temple had sat largely empty since the 1990s. With AJ Capital, owner of the soon-to-be Hilton-operated Graduate Hotels, Joanna and Chip restored the elaborate plasterwork inside and out, buffed and polished the original terrazzo floors, and created 33 sumptuously furnished rooms and suites. What truly sets Hotel 1928 apart is its devotion to local history as well as Texas' rich culture. See the full list here