44 Iconic Hotels Inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide in 2016
January 24, 2017 12:38pm
WASHINGTON, DC – January 24, 2017 Historic Hotels Worldwide® has added more than 44 historic hotels in 2016. Hotels approved for induction into the prestigious Historic Hotels Worldwide registry range from over 886 years old to 75 years old. The 44 iconic hotels represent more than 11 brands, chains, and collections and include historic hotels from 11 countries, including 19 historic hotels in Mexico. The oldest historic hotel inducted in 2016 is San Clemente Palace Kempinski, in Venice Italy, built in a former monastery including the sacristy of San Clemente Church, one of the oldest places of worship in Venice dating back to 1131.
Historic Hotels of 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 globe. 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. Twenty-five of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse (AR) 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 are operating in former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, and monasteries.
Below is the complete list of Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels inducted in 2016:
From the United States, the following Historic Hotels of America® hotels have also been inducted in 2016 into Historic Hotels Worldwide:
“Imagine discovering, experiencing and exploring a hotel in a former castle, chateau, palace, academy, hacienda, luxury villa, or monastery,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “These 44 historic hotels represent some of the finest historic hotels globally and demonstrate the tremendous stewardship by their owners, leadership, and employees in preserving these wonderful historic treasures. Many are tremendous architectural and heritage landmarks. Each is ideal for a romantic special occasion. Every day is Valentine’s Day at these iconic historic hotels.”
Do you know of a hotel that represents the essence of Historic Hotels Worldwide and would be a great addition to this iconic collection? Submit your nomination form here. For getaways around the world, travelers may search and book hotels by destination, experiences, and special offers on HistoricHotelsWorldwide.com.
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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.
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Nominations Open for the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence
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