WASHINGTON–January 16, 2018–Historic Hotels Worldwide® has inducted 30 historic hotels into its registry in 2017. The 30 iconic hotels represent more than ten brands, chains, and collections from 14 countries. The oldest historic hotel inducted in 2017 is the NH Collection Porta Rossa which includes a building that dates back to the 13th Century.

Historic Hotels Worldwide is an official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (United States of America) for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels around the world. Historic Hotels Worldwide promotes heritage and cultural travel by featuring a prestigious collection of historic treasures including historic hotels spanning more than 10 centuries. Many of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historic building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. Many historic hotels are located in buildings constructed for another intent such as former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, government buildings, warehouses, monasteries, haciendas, villas, and homes for nobility.

Historic Hotels Worldwide has inducted these iconic hotels in 2017:

  • NH Collection Florence Porta Rossa (13th Century) Florence, Italy
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (1400) St. Andrews, Scotland
  • NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace (15th Century) Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • NH Collection Turin Piazza Carlina (1580) Turin, Italy
  • Domus Renier Boutique Hotel (1644) Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Chablé Resort & Spa (1650) Yucatan, Mexico
  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (1780) Batann, Philippines
  • Cooper and Lumber Store Historic Inn (1789) Nelsons Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden (18th Century) Dresden, Germany
  • NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa (1808) Madrid, Spain
  • NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen (1815) Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • NH Collection Venice Palazzo Barocci (1890) Venice, Italy
  • Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras (1894) Strba Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
  • NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento (1900s) Rome, Italy
  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski (1907) Berlin, Germany
  • NH Collection Brussels Centre (1926) Brussels, Belgium
  • Kinnitty Castle Hotel (1928) County Offaly, Ireland
  • Tivoli Lisboa (1933) Lisbon, Portugal
  • Casa Fayette (1940s) Guadalajara, Mexico

From the United States, the following Historic Hotels of America® hotels have been inducted in 2017 into Historic Hotels Worldwide®:

  • The Cotton Sail Hotel (1852) Savannah, Georgia
  • Hotel del Coronado** (1888) Coronado, California
  • Hyatt at The Bellevue (1904) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica (1912) Utica, New York
  • The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica (1921) Santa Monica, California
  • Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (1922) Syracuse, New York
  • Fairmont Olympic (1924) Seattle, Washington
  • Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square (1925) Washington, D.C.
  • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (1927) Saranac Lake, New York
  • The Statler (1956) Dallas, Texas

“Imagine discovering, experiencing, and exploring a hotel in 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 30 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.”