News for the Hospitality Executive
The Terrace Hotel, Lakeland, Florida Only the Third Hotel
to be Designated
Both a Historic Hotel of America and a Preferred Hotel Group’s
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 8, 2008) - The Terrace Hotel, Lakeland, Florida's only full-service, luxury hotel, announced today that it has become only the third hotel in the world to be designated both a Historic Hotel of America (HHA) as well as a Preferred Hotel Group’s Preferred Boutique.
The Terrace Hotel was selected to be an HHA hotel because of its commitment to preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, unique architecture and ambiance. As a member of Preferred Boutiques, The Terrace Hotel is recognized for celebrating distinctive travel experiences that showcase style, service and personality on an intimate scale.
These distinctions are especially significant for The Terrace Hotel, which first opened its doors to the public in 1924, because it was restored and reopened in 1998 after being vacant for over twenty years.
"It's an honor to be a member of both the Historic Hotels of America
and Preferred Boutiques," said Bruce Dunbar, general manager of The Terrace
Hotel. “The Terrace Hotel provides guests the best of two worlds:
the luxury of a present day boutique property and the history, charm and
original architecture of a historical landmark.”
As one of Florida’s first year-round hotels, thanks to the invention of air-conditioning and other conveniences that few hotels could match at the time, the 73 guest rooms and 15 guest suites have attracted visitors to the Central Florida area for decades. Some of the hotel’s more well-known guests have included Henry Ford, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Sinatra.
“When guests stay with us at The Terrace Hotel, they are immediately immersed in the richness of its history while enjoying the comforts of its boutique allure,” Dunbar said. “We look forward to continuing to provide this unforgettable experience for our guests to enjoy for decades to come.”
About The Terrace Hotel
The Terrace Hotel's 73 spacious guest rooms come fully equipped with luxurious, executive-level amenities. Guests residing in any one of the hotel’s 15 oversized guest suites will enjoy private bedrooms, plus the added comfort of a sofa bed in the sitting room. In addition, The Terrace Hotel is home to The Terrace Grille, the hotel’s five star onsite restaurant. For more information about The Terrace Hotel, please visit www.terracehotel.com.
About Historic Hotels of America
About Preferred Hotel Group
In Fall 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred Residences. The new brand's exclusive luxury branded exchange provides an exceptional level of service and amenities. Properties are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence(TM) on which the company has built its 40-year heritage in the hospitality industry. For more information please visit www.preferredresidences.com.
|Also See:||The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Located in Boca Grande, Florida, Named to The National Register of Historic Places / May 2008|