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75 Legendary Hotels Inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide in 2018

February 20, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2019--75 hotels have been inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide ® in 2018. Hotels approved for induction into the prestigious Historic Hotels Worldwide registry are from across four continents, including 20 countries, and date as early as the 11 th century. The 75 historic hotels represent independent hotels and hotels from 12 different brands, chains, and collections.

Hotels inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide have met the following criteria: a hotel 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 important 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. Many of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historically significant building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. Many historic hotels are located in buildings first completed for another purpose such as former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, government buildings, warehouses, monasteries, haciendas, villas, and homes for nobility.

In 2018, Historic Hotels Worldwide inducted 55 historic hotels located in Europe:

Czech Republic:

Century Old Town Prague- MGallery by Sofitel

Denmark:

France:

Hôtel & Spa Jules César-- MGallery by SofitelHôtel Paris Bastille Boutet- MGallery by SofitelHôtel La Citadelle Metz- MGallery by SofitelGrand Hotel des Sablettes Plage, Curio Collection by HiltonHilton Paris OperaGrand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon - MGallery by SofitelSofitel Paris Baltimore Tour EiffelHôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by SofitelSofitel Paris Arc de TriompheHôtel de la Cité Carcassonne - MGallery by SofitelLe Régina Biarritz Hôtel & Spa - MGallery by Sofitel Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery by SofitelMaison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by HiltonCures Marines Trouville Hotel Thalasso & Spa- MGallery by SofitelHôtel Le Louis, Versailles Château - MGallery By SofitelHôtel Molitor Paris- MGallery by SofitelHotel Scribe Paris Opéra by Sofitel

Germany:

Hotel Pullman Aachen QuellenhofSofitel Munich BayerpostReichshof Hamburg, Curio Collection by HiltonSO/ Berlin Das Stue

Hungary:

Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery by Sofitel

Italy:

Villa del QuarLa Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by HiltonPalazzo Caracciolo Napoli - MGallery by SofitelHilton Molino Stucky VeniceGrand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by SofitelSofitel Rome Villa BorgheseAleph Rome Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton

Netherlands:

Sofitel Legend The Grand AmsterdamWaldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Norway:

Bekkjarvik GjestgiveriDet Lille HotelAmerikalinjen

Poland:

Raffles Europejski, WarsawSofitel Grand Sopot

Spain:

Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, Curio Collection by Hilton

Switzerland:

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Turkey:

The Galata Hotel Istanbul- MGallery by Sofitel

United Kingdom:

Castle Hotel Windsor - MGallery by SofitelThe Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by HiltonEdgbaston Park Hotel & Conference CentreFrancis Hotel Bath - MGallery by SofitelQueens Hotel Cheltenham - MGallery by SofitelHilton London PaddingtonOatlands Park HotelDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel DundeeDoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane HydroHilton Edinburgh CarltonWaldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The CaledonianThe Grand YorkThe Waldorf Hilton, London

Historic Hotels inducted 13 hotels the Americas:

Bermuda:

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Canada:

Fairmont Banff SpringsFairmont Chateau Lake LouiseFairmont Le Manoir RichelieuFairmont EmpressFairmont Château LaurierFairmont PalliserFairmont Hotel MacdonaldFairmont Jasper Park LodgeFairmont Royal YorkFairmont Le Château MontebelloFairmont Hotel VancouverFairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Historic Hotels inducted seven in Asia:

China:

Fairmont Peace HotelSofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

South East Asia:

Raffles Singapore The Strand HotelThe Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta- MGallery by SofitelRaffles Hotel Le RoyalRaffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

“The most memorable travel experience is to stay in a grand dame hotel built more than a century ago or stay in an iconic hotel that may have been a former castle, chateau, palace, academy, hacienda, luxury manor home, or monastery,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These 74 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. Each is worth exploring and visiting. The ultimate heritage and cultural travel experience is to stay in these hotels.”

About Historic Hotels Worldwide®

Washington DC based Historic Hotels Worldwide ® is a prestigious collection of historic treasures, including more than 360 legendary historic hotels including many former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning 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 43 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.

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CONTACT: Heather Taylor

Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

Historic Hotels of America | Historic Hotels Worldwide

Tel: +1 202 772 8333 | Fax: +1 202 772 8338

htaylor@historichotels.org

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