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Historic Hotels Honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner Washington, DC - November 21, 2013- 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

  • The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. (1923) Washington, D.C., 96 Guest Rooms

Historic Hotelier of the Year

  • Dennis Costello, Historic Hotel Bethlehem (1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guest Rooms)

  • The Wort Hotel (1941) Jackson, Wyoming, 59 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guest Rooms)

  • Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 (1797) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 119 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (200-400 Guest Rooms)

  • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (1923) Ojai, California, 305 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guest Rooms)

  • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama, 405 Guest Rooms

Best City Center Historic Hotel

  • The Willard InterContinental (1850) Washington, D.C., 335 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Resort

  • French Lick Resort (1845) French Lick, Indiana, 689 Guest Rooms

Hotel Historian of the Year

  • Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan, 385 Guest Rooms

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year

  • The Morrissey Family, The Saint Paul Hotel (1910) St. Paul, Minnesota, 254 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel

  • Plume at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. (1923) Washington, D.C.

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel

  • The Stanley (1909) Estes Park, Colorado 42,500+ Likes

Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion

  • Timberline Lodge (1938) Timberline, Oregon, 70 Guest Rooms

Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century Service)

  • George Moore, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama

Historic Hotels of America Heritage Award

  • The Marcus Family, The Pfister Hotel (1893) Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Historic Hotels of America Community Leadership Award

  • The Lenox(1900) Boston, Massachusetts

Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Thierry Roch, Former Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America


View 2012 Award Winners


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