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Originally built in 1852, the landmark Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa is located in Mobile's revitalized downtown, situated near the riverfront and Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center
For more than 165 years, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Spa & Golf Club has served guests with true Southern hospitality.
Bright Angel Lodge, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2012, was built in 1935, has a natural, rustic character, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by famed architect Mary E J Colter.
The Wigwam is one of Arizona's original iconic hotels. Originally built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to house sales executives in the early 1900s the resort evolved as a popular tourist destination when executives convinced their company president, Paul Litchfield (and original descendant of The Mayflower), to expand the small lodge into a winter retreat.
When you step through the doors of the Hotel San Carlos, you experience the touch of a glamorous past and the affluence of a decade of romantic Hollywood stars. Throughout the years, Hotel San Carlos has been a refuge for famous guests including Mae West, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Ingrid Bergman, Spencer Tracy, Marilyn Monroe, and Humphrey Bogart.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a romantic hideaway with the rustic splendor of a Mediterranean villa. Its 117 casitas and guestrooms serve as an oasis for guests seeking tranquility and solitude. Set in the Valley of the Sun, the hotel is located in the beautiful Phoenix-Scottsdale resort community, with the majestic Camelback Mountain providing a striking visual backdrop.
The spirit of the Otero family lives on at Tubac. The family's original hacienda houses meeting room and guests can dine within the walls of the 200-year-old barn. The scenic beauty of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita mountains are a stunning backdrop and offer a multitude of outdoor activities.
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, a desert oasis and "home away from home" ranch school for girls only. Inspired by early Moorish architecture, it showcases many details that were crafted by the Murpheys themselves.
Savor the romance of the Old West while enjoying the finest in modern comforts at Rancho de los Caballeros. For nearly 60 years, guests have enjoyed a warm welcome from the Gant family in the style of the Spanish caballeros - "gentlemen on horseback." The ranch captures the easy charm of a graceful hacienda complete with hand-hewn beams, whitewashed walls and colorful Mexican tiles.
Perched above the Victorian village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas -- recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations -- is the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, a landmark hotel that echoes the recuperative splendor of the surrounding Ozark Mountain region.
Julia Morgan, renowned as the architect of the Hearst Castle at San Simeon, was also the architect of the Berkeley City Club, also known as her jewel, "the little castle". Built in eleven months, this six-story landmark opened in 1930 as the "Berkeley Women's City Club" with a membership of over 4,500.
Boasting luxury accommodations, America's first full-service spa, and championship golf courses, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a historic retreat affording a true Southern California ambiance and picturesque natural landscape.
The Inn at Furnace Creek was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company of Twenty Mule Team fame as a means to save their newly built Death Valley Railroad.
A premiere Northern California hotel, the Benbow Inn is in the heart of Redwood Country, near the Avenue of the Giants, offering superb luxury accommodations, refined dining serving regional cuisine and an award-winning wine list, and beautiful meeting and event spaces.
Situated in the seaside village of La Jolla, known as the "Jewel of the Pacific", the Four Diamond Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel.
Fabulous spa, legendary golf course, luxurious retreat from the world: whatever your definition, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a favorite among many. The 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn & Spa features 305 rooms and suites, four excellent restaurants, a new golf clubhouse, and a Spanish Colonial conference center. The award-winning Spa Ojai, George C. Thomas Jr.
In the mid-1800s, the Paso Robles region -- known for its mineral hot springs -- was a rest stop for travelers of the Camino Real trail who indulged in the area's therapeutic watering hole. Today, the Paso Robles Inn carries on this tradition with 30 of its 98 guest rooms outfitted with hot spring spas.
Occupying an entire city block, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a destination in and of itself. This remarkable property took more than 30 years to complete and combines design elements from throughout the Southwestern United States, particularly the California mission style, as well as several Mediterranean countries.
The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Francisco, was built in 1875 and was reputedly the largest, most luxurious and costly hotel in the world. On October 2, 1875, the Palace Hotel officially opened to capture the hearts of the American public. The Palace Hotel quickly gained prominence among the traveling elite visiting San Francisco.
When it opened in 1933, this decadent Art Deco landmark in seaside Santa Monica became an immediate attraction for stars of the silver screen seeking relief from hot summers in neighboring Hollywood.
Built in 1927, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate Wine Country, California destination offering the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa, access to championship golf courses, signature dining experiences, including the Michelin award-winning Santé Restaurant, and exceptional accommodations and hospitality.
Perched on a majestic bluff overlooking the sweeping Pacific Ocean, The Pierpont Inn & Spa is a romantic Ventura Beach landmark on the charming California coast. Constructed in 1910, this historic hotel was the brain child of Joesphine Pierpont when the Pacific Coast Highway became a popular trail to explore the Western coastline. Pierpont commissioned famous architect Sumner P. Hunt to design a Craftsman-style bungalow inn that would later become The Pierpont Inn & Spa that stands today.
For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marks its 90th anniversary in 2008.
The majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains provides a breathtaking backdrop for the classically elegant Stanley Hotel. Inside, its gleaming wood, soaring ceilings and understated elegance are coupled with world-class hospitality. Nestled on 35 pristine acres, the hotel offers guests unparalleled natural beauty and a wealthy of outdoor activities.
Set in the woodlands of southeastern Connecticut, The Spa at Norwich Inn is a premier resort situated on 42 landscaped acres of trees, perennial gardens, ponds, and an inviting, placid reflecting pool.
A true Washington institution, the Omni Shoreham has hosted inaugural balls for every president from FDR to Bill Clinton. To celebrate its ties to America's highest office, the hotel's nine presidential suites each bear the name of one of our great leaders. (Guests who express strong feelings may request to have the name plate on their suite changed.
Walking through The Gasparilla Inn's pillared entrance and into the lobby, you experience the feeling of Florida as it was meant to be. Guests are instantly embraced with the tranquil civility of a time that once was -- and still is -- at this classic resort.
The Claridge Hotel is one of the best-kept secrets of Miami's famous South Beach. Its grand Mediterranean architecture, unique interior atrium lobby, and ideal location across from the pristine waters of South Beach, together create the ultimate getaway spot.
Situated on Collins Avenue, South Beach's premier location for shopping, dining and entertainment, The Hotel is "a gem at the ocean." The distinctive touches of designer Todd Oldham are everywhere, especially in the stylish lobby, with its custom-crafted furnishings and vibrant jewel tones.
Enter a classic era of grace, elegance and style at National Hotel Miami Beach, an authentically restored Art Deco landmark that epitomizes the mood and decor of the 1940's, redefined with a modern panache. Designed by Roy France, one of the period's foremost architects, National Hotel was one of the grandest luxury hotels on Miami Beach when it opened in 1940.
Overlooking the tranquil waters of Tampa Bay, Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is a one-of-a-kind destination rich in history and hailed for exquisite hospitality. Tucked away in the quaint town of Safety Harbor aptly called “The Health Giving City”, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa has remained a highly revered refuge for rest, relaxation and renewal for nearly 100 years.
The town of St. Augustine, Florida, carries the unique distinction of being the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, a cultural honor that the landmark Casa Monica Hotel has embraced since it opened back in 1888.
There's no mistaking Loews Don CeSar Hotel and Spa. Instantly known as Florida's Pink Castle when it opened back in 1928, this ten-story hotel sits on the sugary sands of St. Pete Beach, an island in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is right out of the Florida of your mind. The salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building opened in 1925 and has overlooked Tampa Bay ever since.
The Greyfield Inn is a graceful colonial-style hotel on Georgia’s Cumberland Island, once the preserve of the Carnegies and other wealthy industrialists, and since 1972, a protected National Seashore. Built in 1900 for Margaret Ricketson, the daughter of Lucy and Thomas Carnegie and niece of Andrew Carnegie, Greyfield was opened to guests by Margaret’s daughter and her family in 1962 as a way of ensuring the property’s preservation.
Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges.
St. Simons Island is one of Georgia's Golden Isles, lying midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The islands are a popular resort playground, offering a mix of natural beauty, rich history and quaint charm, coupled with the allure of inviting year-round weather.
Opened in 1901, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is situated in the heart of Waikiki Beach in Oahu and offers a true Hawaiian experience with the extravagance of elegant accommodations, unparalled hospitality, and superb amenities, defining the ultimate destination for a luxury Hawaiian vacation.
Built in 1923, Hotel Lana'i is a historic landmark on the secluded island of Lana'i, where miles of unspoiled natural beauty awaits every guest. The hotel boasts 11 charming guestrooms furnished in a Hawaiian-plantation style exuding a true, relaxing ambiance where every guest is treated with unrivaled hospitality.
Welcome to the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, one of the most beautiful landmark hotels in history. With its unique architecture and cultural diversity, it was originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, a luxury men's club for members of the Shrine organization. Unfortunately, in 1934 the club had been a victim of the stock market crash and was forced to close its doors.
This 25-story Beaux Arts-style hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of Chicago's vibrant theater district, the Art Institute and famed Magnificent Mile, and within one mile of Lake Michigan. Remodeled in 2004, the Palmer House® a Hilton Hotel, boasts a two-story, gilded lobby with a formal staircase, marble-topped tables, velvet seating, and a ceiling mural depicting Greek mythology.
Through detailed renovation, restoration and an extreme passion for refurbishing the past, French Lick Resort Casino, established in 1845, has re-opened its doors and returned to its original charm and grandeur. For over two centuries the Pluto Mineral Springs and its medicinal waters have drawn visitors to French Lick and our legendary resort.
Whether travelling for business or pleasure, guests at the historic 424-room Omni Severin Hotel will discover the convenience of a prime downtown location and the luxury of a elegantly updated classic hotel. In the heart of the downtown Wholesale District, the hotel is ideally located where you'll find the the biggest names and the brightest attractions the city has to offer.
An architectural marvel, West Baden Springs Hotel is the crown jewel of French Lick Resort's $500 million restoration. The turn-of-the century National Historic Landmark offers 246 exquisitely appointed rooms, a world-class spa, championship golf, and a wide array of dining and entertainment options.
This once glorious, high-end Hotel Blackhawk was built in 1915, during an economic boom period in Davenport. It originally was a seven-story hotel. In the 1920's, money was flowing into the city, and so four more stories were added, creating a 400-room brick historic hotel, with a fancy frontage, complete with marble accents around the windows.
Dating back to 1907, the historic Southern Hotel is situated in Covington, Louisiana, just 45 minutes north of New Orleans. Boasting architectural and historic integrity, the hotel offers 42 thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites, a 2,400 sq ft ballroom, additional fitness rooms, spa services, an upscale bar, refined farm-to-table restaurant, and unparalleled hospitality and service.
The intimate yet elegant Bienville House, a historic hotel in New Orleans, caters to tourists and corporate travelers alike. The hotel calls to mind a stately French Quarter manor house, with decorative wrought iron balconies and a gracious flagstone courtyard.
The Omni Royal Orleans is a proud part of history on its legendary site. From the 1830's onward, this single block of the French Quarter has witnessed all that was and is New Orleans. From creole hedonisa to the austerity of the civil war, reconstruction, a sad decline to the rebirth in the modern world.
The South’s most magnificent remaining antebellum mansion, Nottoway Plantation splendidly overlooks the Great Mississippi River, and continues to entice visitors, from near and far, to take a step back in time to the days of glory and grandeur. With a natural backdrop of colorful gardens and two hundred-year-old oaks, Nottoway is the ultimate blend of Southern history and hospitality, and an exceptional choice.
The Colony Hotel is spectacularly situated amid glorious and manicured gardens on a rocky promontory above the Atlantic Ocean. The white wooden structure was built in 1914 and spans a full 300 feet, topped by a cupola and the weather vane of a large ship. The wrap-around Ocean Porch and the gazebo offer views of the ocean and river.
The Newagen Seaside Inn's casual elegance epitomizes the spirit of Down East hospitality. Situated on 19 acres at the south end of Southport Island, the inn offers accommodations in both the main inn and guest cottages, all of which afford stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Writer Rachel Carson asked that her ashes be scattered nearby on the ocean's edge.
Over 120 years ago, since its opening in 1891, Harbor View Hotel has been nicknamed the “Grand Dame” of Martha’s Vineyard and introduced a new era for Edgartown and Martha’s Vineyard. With an extraordinary view of Edgartown Harbor from the historic hotel's broad veranda, Harbor View became a summer haven for wealthy New Yorkers visiting the Vineyard.
Welcoming guests since 1742, Kelley House of Martha's Vineyard is ideally located in the heart of historic Edgartown. Framed by lush elm trees and iconic 19th Century whaling captains homes, Kelley House is a classic New England establishment offering authentic nautical artifacts and artwork mingled with historic brick fireplaces, rich woodwork, and beautiful guestrooms and suites in four distinct buildings, many with porches and views of the sea.
The Cranwell Resort is as rich in history as it is with hospitality. Over the years, the historic inn has hosted the likes of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Vanderbilts, and President William McKinley.
In the late 1990s the forgotten mill town of North Adams became a haven for technology companies and was infused with new life. Sparked by the visionary efforts of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), which has renovated parts of a sprawling mill complex, the Porches Inn represents a new twist on hospitality.
At the tip of Cape Cod's distinctive tip sits the eclectic village of Provincetown, home to the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa. Originally established a bustling seaport, Provincetown was once inhabited by a rowdy mix of smugglers, outlaws and raucous mariners.
In 1856, historic tavern owner William Norwood found his livelihood destroyed when local temperance advocate Hannah Jumper led 200 female cohorts on a raid to rid the town of the evils of alcohol - an exploit so successful, the town of Rockport remained dry until 2005.
Since 1773, The Red Lion Inn has been welcoming travelers to the beauty of the Berkshires with traditional New England hospitality. The inn has hosted five presidents and numerous other notable figures, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Cullen Bryant and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Affording an elegant old world charm with the luxury and sophistication of modern day, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel began as the distinguished Pantlind Hotel in 1913. An integral part of the renaissance of Western Michigan, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, with the historic wing and new Glass Tower, is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids contributing to the growing skyline of the business and entertainment district.
The old-world elegance of Grand Hotel envelops you the moment you step onto Mackinac Island and board a horse-drawn carriage taxi or stroll the short distance to the hotel. Either way, your passage will be peaceful; cars aren't allowed on Mackinac Island -- one of the many traditions that still reign from the opening days of Grand Hotel back in 1887.
Often dubbed America's all-natural theme park, Mackinac Island has escaped many of the trappings of the last century. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, so walking, biking, and horse and buggy are the preferred modes of transportation. Guests at the historic Island House Hotel enjoy stepping back in time.
Big Cedar's main grounds can be a busy place - but you'd never know it from the quiet comfort of your own lodge or cabin. The heritage resort near Branson offers specialty lodging accommodations evident in the traditions of quality that is the hallmark of its founder. Guests choose from a variety of rooms in three distinctly different lodges, a cozy knotty pine cottage, or a beautifully crafted log cabin.
The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, offers a rare treat in landmark hotels: unfettered access to two historic city landmarks sharing the same street address.
Since 1915, Many Glacier Hotel has offered a unique, one-of-a-kind experience to explore the magnificent landscape of Glacier National Park, Montana. Situated on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake the hotel is comprised of five-story, Swiss-style chalets offering 215 guestrooms that exude a Swiss-alpine ambiance.
Lake McDonald Lodge is a picturesque destination situated on the eastern shore of the magnificent Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park featuring charming accommodations amid breathtaking views of the lush natural landscape. Comprised of a main lodge, row of cabins, and a 1950s era motor inn, the lodge was established in June 14, 1914 and offers 100 guestrooms furnished with charming comforts.
Built in 1910, the historic Sacajawea Hotel is a step back into time to the charming countryside of Three Forks, Montana offering luxury accommodations, a heritage rich experience, and Western hospitality. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, the property sits on a scenic lot near some of the most magnificent outdoor attractions in the nation, including Yellowstone National Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and Headwaters State Park.
The Omni Bretton Arms Inn was built as a private home in 1896 and was first opened to guests in 1907. The inn was a part of the larger Mount Washington and Mount Pleasant Hotels which hosted a variety of visitors and was the distinguished headquarters for the Conference Secretariat during the 44-nation Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Mount Washington Resort was the creation of industrialist Joseph Stickney, who built The Mount Washington Hotel in 1902. The sparking white and red-roofed Spanish Renaissance-style hotel, with its grand, colonnaded veranda, was the setting for the historic Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club exemplifies New England. Its century-old history ties the historic hotel to the region's heritage while seamlessly offering all the high-end amenities of any modern hotel alongside pristine, panoramic views of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
The "Grand Dame of the Sea" -- as Wentworth by the Sea is affectionately known -- has set the model for coastline New Hampshire accommodations for over a century. When it opened in 1874, Wentworth was the largest wooden structure on the state's coast, a hub for social, business and political luminaries from around the world.
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
La Fonda is a Santa Fe landmark, just steps away from history and art museums, a variety of galleries and shops, historic churches and, of course, the Plaza. The historic inn's Pueblo-style architecture features thick wood beams, latilla ceilings, and carved corbels.
The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa provides guests with the complete Santa Fe experience. A 450 acre resort nestled in the Tesuque Valley just three miles from the Plaza downtown, providing exceptional dining, award-winning spa, and on-site recreational activities such as horseback riding, skeet and trap, tennis, hiking and mountain biking on our trails which connect to the Santa Fe National Forest directly behind the resort.
Situated in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, the Sagamore opened in 1883 and was a social center for the wealthy visiting Lake George. After closing in 1981, the hotel was reopened a few years later and restored to its original grandeur. Today the resort offers a wealth of recreational and dining opportunities for guests who enjoy "roughing it" with an elegance in the woods.
It is not hard to imagine the finger lake region of frontier days when you stay at The Otesaga Resort Hotel. Otesaga, named for the Iroquois word for " A Place of Meetings," is located on the southern shore of Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, New York, and ranks as one of America's original grand lakeside hotels.
In 1869, rocky cliffs rising above a crystal blue glacial lake in the Hudson River Valley inspired Albert Smiley to create mohonk Mountain House as a resort where guests could renew body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting. Now, over 140 years later, it is still owned and operated by the Smiley family.
For a long time, New York's Hudson River Valley has been the quiet side of the otherwise hectic Manhattan vibe; the meandering river weaves through a verdant topography of towering trees, interlacing a small collection of historic towns that reflect a time when even the Big Apple was merely a seed of its future self.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of the South’s best-loved resorts. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the city of Asheville, N.C., and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its distinctive undulating red clay tile roof and original Roycroft furnishings and fixtures, The Grove Park Inn captures the essence of the Arts and Crafts movement.
In the shadow of the great Smoky Mountains sits the quaint village of Highlands, North Carolina. Here, nature's splendor offers a relaxing respite from the pressures of everyday living. Life moves a little slower and the stresses of the modern world seem to pale next to the grandeur of Mother Nature.
The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a true French Art Deco hotel masterpiece. Opened in 1931, the hotel was an integral part of the first multi-use complex in the United States. Described as a "city within a city," the complex featured an office tower, hotel, fully automated garage, shopping complex, and restaurants.
Nestled in the heart of the majestic Columbia River Gorge, the Columbia Gorge Hotel refreshes the spirit with lush flowering gardens, pure mountain air, and old-world Mediterranean luxury.
Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress where voyages between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA will reveal soaring mountains, charming river towns, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit.
An architectural gem atop a natural wonder, Timberline Lodge is an acclaimed ski lodge and mountain retreat on the south slope of Mt. Hood, standing 6,000 feet above sea level. Inviting a gracious warmth, Timberline Lodge is a historic luxury hotel featuring comfortable guestrooms and suites, refined and sustainable dining, a world-class ski and snowboarding facility, thoughtfully-appointed event spaces, and, most of all, distinguished hospitality.
Today, the Buccaneer is the Virgin Island’s longest running resort, but its beginnings were anything but luxurious. In it’s turbulent past, St Croix has been under the control of the French, Dutch, English, Spanish, Danish and Americans, all influences which have enriched the island’s culture. The area’s first building was erected in 1653 by Charles Martel, a Knight of Malta, and was hidden from the sight of roving pirates and marauders who plundered the seas off the island.
Located just outside the limits of the town of Bedford Springs, this sprawling 2,200 acre resort has been welcoming guests and making history for more than 200 years. Its red brick façade is distinguished by white columns, a porte cochere and a series of additions that amble their way up the hillside. The result is a charming combination of old and new elements that work in harmony against the rocky hills of south central Pennsylvania.
The Gettysburg Hotel has a tradition of hospitality that dates to 1797, when James Scott first opened his tavern. In the summer of 1863, the hotel played witness to one of the seminal events in American history as Union and Confederate troops swarmed over the small town of Gettysburg during a pivotal and bloody three-day battle. President Lincoln honed the immortal words of his Gettysburg Address at the Wills House, just steps away from the hotel.
After returning from a trip to Europe, chocolate king Milton S. Hershey dreamed of building an elegant hotel on a hilltop overlooking the town that bore his surname. In 1933 that dream became a reality. Today The Hotel Hershey offers a magnificent mix of European splendor set amid 300 panoramic acres of picturesque countryside that reflects the vision of its founder.
The placement of the Skytop Lodge at the base of West Mountain in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains is perhaps the best indication that this grand resort has always been inextricably linked to its natural surroundings-and the 30 miles of hiking trails weaving through the 5,500-acre site merely reinforces that fact.
Hamlet's proclamation to Ophelia, “Get thee to a nunnery” implies a certain negativity, but Puerto Rico is legions away from Denmark, and if the Bard had the good fortune to find himself on that Caribbean isle today, standing in front of the remarkable edifice of historic El Convento Hotel, he’d have surely penned something else.
On certain occasions, tragedy can inspire greatness. Such is the case of Rhode Island’s Newport Beach Hotel & Suites (formerly known as the Inn at Newport Beach.) A massive hurricane in 1938 wiped out the town’s numerous beach establishments. Two years later, after the sand settled, the Toppa family decided to build a new inn on the beach, positioning the property 100 feet from the rocks and the ocean’s crashing waves.
A historic, luxury, European-styled boutique hotel, The Chanler at Cliff Walk boasts the best ocean view in Newport. This oceanfront hotel is only steps from Easton's Beach and a mile from downtown. Offering discerning travelers a glimpse of Newport's Golden Age, it is the first mansion and only hotel located on the famous Cliff Walk.
Within walking distance from Newport Harbor the Hotel Viking is nestled in the Historic Hill district on famed Bellevue Avenue. Once the summering destination of America’s wealthiest, the Hotel was opened in 1926 to accommodate their haute monde guests. With the most recent multi-million dollar renovation finished in 2007 this hotel is the perfect choice for a historic stay in the heart of Upscale Historic Newport Rhode Island.
From 1909 to 1970, all trains to points south passed through Chattanooga’s famous terminal, which was designed by a 24-year-old architectural student from New York. The terminal’s first plans were modified at the behest of the president of the Southern Railway System to emulate the National Park Bank of New York.
Camino Real Hotel is a national historical landmark. Adjacent to the lobby, the Dome Bar is crowned by the original Tiffany Dome. The historic Dome Bar is the original lobby of the hotel and you won't want to miss the two story vaulted ceiling with wall of cherry stone and gold scallion. The hotel is the ultimate historic vacation hotel and has been El Paso's grand hotel for 90 years.
A vision of Victorian elegance rising from the Texas sand and surf, the Galvez was known as the "Queen of the Gulf" on the day she opened in 1911. For nearly a century, this charming historic hotel has been the choice accommodation of guests as demanding and diverse as Teddy Roosevelt, Howard Hughes, and Frank Sinatra.
Ideally nestled along the historic River Walk in downtown San Antonio, the Omni La Mansión del Rio is where history comes alive. The Texas Historical Commission and the San Antonio Conservation Society have designated Omni La Mansión del Rio as a historical treasure. The historic hotel includes 338 comfortably appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Las Canarias restaurant and its Texas Hill Country-infused menu, flexible meeting and event space and unparalleled service standards.
Located adjacent to the Alamo, the original Menger Hotel was constructed on the site of Menger′s brewery, the first brewery in Texas. Opening on February 1, 1859, "the finest hotel west of the Mississippi River" was host to such notables as Sam Houston, Generals Lee and Grant and Presidents McKinley, Taft and Eisenhower—Teddy Roosevelt even recruited the Rough Riders in the Menger Bar.
The name "Zion" means a place of peace and refuge. As a sanctuary with over 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and uninterrupted beauty, Zion National Park is well-named. Its massive sandstone walls, some as high as 3,800 feet, offer an opportunity for serenity and reflection for all who visit.
The Green Mountains of Vermont offer year-round delights. Tucked amid the picturesque countryside, the landmark Castle Hill Resort and Spa combines gracious hospitality with a scenic setting and modern amenities.
Since 1801, The Grafton Inn at Grafton has been providing visitors with timeless elegance and the finest comforts and amenities. Located in a picturesque Vermont village, this historic inn in Vermont offers a true retreat from the everyday.
When Ardelia Beach, founder of the landmark Basin Harbor Club, first came to Vermont to establish a working farm that would take in summer boarders anxious to escape urban living, she could not have chosen a better locale. Unofficially described as Vermont’s West Coast, Lake Champlain is the sixth-largest lake in America, with more than 600 miles of shoreline bordering its 120-mile length.
Originally built in 1832 as a private residence by a Virginia General, The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa has seen many different uses. From a private residence, it evolved into a finishing school for young ladies. When the armies of the Civil War battled in and around Abingdon, the building served as a hospital for wounded soldiers, and romantic stories of nurses and soldiers still endure to this day. After the Civil War, The Martha became a women's college, and today it is an elegant hotel, paying homage to its gracious Southern roots and enduring historic legacy.
In a city as steeped in history as Charlottesville, Virginia—home to U.S. presidents, witness of the ravages of the Civil War and the burgeoning Virginia wine industry—it’s a significant achievement for an inn to rise in prominence. The Blue Ridge Mountain locale of the Boar’s Head Inn would be enough to qualify such distinction, but this remarkable 573-acre property compliments the fresh mountain air and stunning scenery with gracious hospitality, gourmet cuisine and a sense of the past that doesn’t sacrifice a single modern amenity.
For over two and a half centuries, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered genuine Southern hospitality amid the Allegheny Mountains, boasting beautiful accommodations, championship golf courses, and an expansive conference center. A designated National Historic Landmark, this luxury resort offers modern amenities without compromising its historic charm.
When Charles Dana Gibson and Irene Langhorne--better known as the Gibson Girl--hosted their engagement party on Halloween 1895, little did they know that their nuptial celebration would be the first in a long legacy of events at Richmond’s most revered hotel, The Jefferson. It opened that All Hollow’s Eve over 100 years ago, and from that moment it was a sight to behold.
Nestled in Historic Downtown Staunton in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, this 124-room hotel captures the spirit, history and charm of the old South. Originally built in 1924, the property underwent a complete top to bottom renovation in 2005 and has was lovingly restored to it's original grandeur.
It takes more than just guest rooms and beachside real estate to be known as the best hotel in the accommodation-dense locale of Virginia Beach—a fact that makes the Cavalier preeminence all the more remarkable. The Cavalier is composed of two buildings: the Colonial-style hilltop Cavalier on the Hill, first built in 1927, and the expansive Cavalier Beachfront, sitting on 18 acres of private beachfront and landscaped gardens.
Regarded among the world’s greatest inns, the Williamsburg is the crown jewel of the Colonial Williamsburg hotels, offering luxurious accommodations adjacent to the country’s most celebrated live interactive history museum.
Renowned as the largest living history museum in the world, Colonial Williamsburg offers visitors a taste of 18th-century life through its architecture, costumed interpreters and historical reenactments.
The Pfister is known as the “Jewel of Milwaukee,” a Victorian masterpiece located just three blocks from Lake Michigan. The hotel’s elegance is further enhanced by the tradition of “salve” a philosophy that embodies the spirit of fine hospitality and is brought to life by each member of the hotel’s staff. The Pfister is set apart from other downtown hotels by a number of distinguishing features, including an ornate three-story lobby flanked by a grand marble staircase at one end and a massive fireplace at the other.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel was completed in 1891 as part of a series of hotels to accommodate visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Beginning in 1903, it was re-designed and expanded by architect Robert Reamer. His design included a clapboarded Colonial Revival structure and three porticoes that overlook the lake.
The accommodations in Yellowstone National Park aren't just places to stay, they are monuments to a long-standing ideal that special places in the world should be set aside and preserved for future generations. Staying in the park is the best way for visitors to experience all Yellowstone has to offer. On May 28, 1987, The Old Faithful Inn was designated by the U. S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
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