Historic Hotels of America Name the 2013 Annual Award Winners
November 22, 2013 10:13am
WASHINGTON--The Historic Hotels of America 2013 Annual Awards recipients were announced at The Pfister Hotel (1893) on Thursday, November 21. The Historic Hotels of America 2013 Annual Awards gala dinner was sponsored by Buena Vista Winery and American Express®. Awards were presented to an audience of owners, senior management, invited media, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels across America. Honors were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Sustainability Champion and Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel.
Each year, these awards honor, encourage, and recognize the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices. The Historic Hotels of America Hotel of the Year Award is the highest honor awarded. The Best Historic Hotel awards are given to historic hotels demonstrating the highest contribution to furthering the celebration of history and demonstrating leadership and innovation in one of four categories ranging from under 75 to 400 guest rooms.
Of a strong group of nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America hotels and hoteliers were honored with these prestigious awards:
Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
Historic Hotelier of the Year
Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guest Rooms)
Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guest Rooms)
Best Historic Hotel (200-400 Guest Rooms)
Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guest Rooms)
Best City Center Historic Hotel
Best Historic Resort
Hotel Historian of the Year
Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel
Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion
Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century Service)
Historic Hotels of America Heritage Award
Historic Hotels of America Community Leadership Award
Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award
The hotels were nominated by fellow members, past award recipients, and honorees. Award winners were judiciously chosen by the Historic Hotels of America selection committee.
"Historic Hotels of America is proud to announce the 2013 Annual Award winners," said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "These historic hotels and hoteliers are the finest across America. They inspire travelers to discover and experience the treasures where America's history was written."
As the Official Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that the member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America.
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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. In 2007, Preferred Hotel Group partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to grow and enhance Historic Hotels of America. Historic Hotels of America has more than 244 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 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; must have been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit www.HistoricHotels.org.
Contact: Heather Taylor
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