La Falda, Argentina
This hotel, built in 1897 by a German hotelier, turned the whole area into a tourist draw and saw countless famous faces walk up its marble stairs.
Sadly, the designer and owners had ties to the Nazi party, and in the years leading up to WWII, it was a popular retreat destination for high ranking officers. When Germany declared war against Argentina in 1945, the government took control of the hotel. Regretfully, the hotel didn’t survive the outcome of the war and was left to deteriorate.