Historic Hotels of America Announces 2016 Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalists
August 31, 2016 8:59am
WASHINGTON - August 31, 2016 - Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the nominee finalists for the 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. These Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers across the nation and around the world.
The 2016 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence and Gala Dinner will take place at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, November 3 at 6 pm. The final award winners will be announced to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels across the United States and for the first time, worldwide.
Award recipients are selected from nominees received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. As official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide provide the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America and around the world. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a range of categories.
From over 200 nominations, the awards committee evaluated, and after careful consideration selected the following 2016 award nominee finalists:
Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)
Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guestrooms)
Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms)
Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)
Best City Center Historic Hotel
Best Historic Resort
Hotel Historian of the Year
Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel
Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century Service)
Historic Hotelier of the Year
Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Europe
Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Asia/Pacific
Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in the Americas
“Historic Hotels of America congratulates all the 2016 award nominees,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “The nominee finalists exemplify the finest historic hotels and their hoteliers in the United States of America and from around the world. The Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence Committees are delighted to announce the 2016 nominees. We look forward to announcing and honoring the 2016 Award Winners at the 2016 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala on November 3. Keynote speakers will include recently named Historic Hotels of America 2016 Historian of the Year, Jamie Ford, award winning and New York Times bestselling author of several historic novels. Also, we will recognize the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Tickets for The Historic Hotels of America 2016 Annual Awards of Excellence and Gala Dinner are available. The awards ceremony and dinner will take place at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, November 3 at 6 pm. Tickets for the awards ceremony and dinner are $225 for one seat and $1,800 per table (for 8 seats). Contact Historic Hotels of America at +1 202 772 8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
The 2015 Annual Awards of Excellence and Gala Dinner was held at the French Lick Resort’s West Baden Springs Hotel (1902). Please click here to view past award winners.
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Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 290 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.
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Historic Hotels Worldwide® is a prestigious collection of historic treasures, including historic
hotels, castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning more than ten centuries. Historic Hotels Worldwide recognizes authentic cultural treasures that demonstrate historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine. Historic Hotels Worldwide is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (United States of America). HistoricHotelsWorldwide.com allows travelers to book their next getaway from more than 3,000 historic and cultural experiences, and view special offers at participating historic hotels from 30 countries. To be nominated and selected to be featured on this supplemental marketing program website, historic lodging must be at least 75 years old; utilize historic accommodations; serve as the former home or be located on the grounds of the former home of famous persons or significant location for an event in history; be located in or within walking distance to a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of historic event, or a historic city center; be recognized by a local preservation organization or national trust; and display historic memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance. To be selected in the United States for inclusion in Historic Hotels Worldwide, a hotel must meet the above criteria plus be a member of Historic Hotels of America. For more information, please visit HistoricHotelsWorldwide.com.
Click here to see the Historic Hotels of America video. To receive special offers, including the monthly enewsletter, Discover & Explore, which includes hotel specials, offers and historic fun facts, click here. To view the Historic Hotels of America 2016 Annual Directory ebook or download the free app on iTunes, Amazon, Google play, and the Windows Store.
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