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Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide Honor 35 Hotels

July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--11 hotels have been inducted into Historic Hotels of America ® and 24 hotels have been inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide ® in 2018. The hotels accepted into Historic Hotels of America date from the 1770’s to 1965 and include hotels located in eight states. Six of the 11 hotels are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and one has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Hotels approved for induction into the prestigious Historic Hotels Worldwide registry represent seven countries and date from the 11 th century to the early 1930s.

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 Worldwide promotes heritage and cultural travel by featuring a prestigious collection of historic treasures including historic hotels and other historic lodging spanning more than 10 centuries across the globe.

Historic Hotels of America is proud to honor the following historic hotels:

“Many of these legendary historic hotels were built for another purpose such as a former castle, palace, national bank, original corporate headquarters, army post officers housing, manor house, and even a former department store from the 19 th century,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These iconic historic hotels demonstrate the tremendous stewardship of their owners, leadership, and employees in preserving these wonderful historic treasures and the many centuries of stories of the people that previously lived, worked, socialized, or visited. Many are tremendous architectural and heritage landmarks. There is much to discover, explore, experience, and taste in and near these wonderful historic hotels.”

About Historic Hotels of America ®

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 has more than 300 historic hotels that 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. To learn more, please visit HistoricHotels.org.

About Historic Hotels Worldwide®

Washington DC based 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 exemplary historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine. Historic Hotels Worldwide along with Historic Hotels of America are official programs 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, historical lodging properties 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 a video on how to leverage your historic hotel.

* Listed in National Register of Historic Places or as a contributing structure in a historic district Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

**Designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark

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CONTACT: Historic Hotels Worldwide

Heather Taylor

Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

Tel: +1 202-772-8333

Fax: +1 202-772-8338

htaylor@historichotels.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRAVEL LODGING ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE

SOURCE: Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide

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