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Historic Hotels of America Announces 2013 Award Nominees

Member Hotels and Recipients to be Honored at the Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on November 21

WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 22, 2013 Historic Hotels of America is pleased to announce the nominees for its 2013 Annual Awards Program. The Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers. The 2013 awards ceremony and gala will take place at the historic Pfister Hotel on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM where the final award winners will be announced. Awards will be presented to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders and representatives from the finest historic hotels and invited media.

Award recipients were selected from nominees received from across America from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. 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. The Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards recognize the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a number of categories. The 2013 award nominees are as follows:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year

  • Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Resort & Spa (1927) Sonoma, California, 228 Guest Rooms
  • The Inn at Furnace Creek (1927) Death Valley National Park, California, 66 Guest Rooms
  • Inn at Price Tower (1956) Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 19 Guest Rooms
  • Old Faithful Inn (1903) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 329 Guest Rooms
  • The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia, 483 Guest Rooms
  • The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. (1923) Washington, D.C., 96 Guest Rooms
  • The Sayre Mansion (1858) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 22 Guest Rooms
  • The Westin Poinsett (1925) Greenville, South Carolina, 200 Guest Rooms
  • Timberline Lodge (1938) Timberline, Oregon, 70 Guest Rooms

Historic Hotelier of the Year

  • Gilbert Baeriswil, Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York
  • Joseph Mellia, Hanover Inn Dartmouth (1780) Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Dennis Costello, Historic Hotel Bethlehem (1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • David Tamulevich, Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine
  • Tom Klein, The Fairmont San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California
  • Bill Morrissey, The Saint Paul Hotel (1910) St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Rick Benton, The Stanley (1909) Estes Park, Colorado
  • Steve Dopp, The Westin Poinsett (1925) Greenville, South Carolina
  • Bob Louis, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio

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

  • 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 72 Guest Rooms
  • John Rutledge House Inn (1763) Charleston, South Carolina, 19 Guest Rooms
  • Lancaster Arts Hotel (1881) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 63 Guest Rooms
  • Landmark Inn (1930) Marquette, Michigan, 62 Guest Rooms
  • Riverwalk Vista (1883) San Antonio, Texas, 17 Guest Rooms
  • St. James Hotel (1875) Red Wing, Minnesota, 62 Guest Rooms
  • The Cliff House at Pikes Peak (1847) Manitou Springs, Colorado, 54 Guest Rooms
  • The Hermosa Inn (1936) Paradise Valley, Arizona, 34 Guest Rooms
  • The Smith House (1899) Dahlonega, Georgia, 15 Guest Rooms
  • The Wort Hotel (1941) Jackson, Wyoming, 59 Guest Rooms
  • Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina, 21 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guest Rooms)

  • Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 (1797) Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 119 Guest Rooms
  • Hanover Inn Dartmouth (1780) Hanover, New Hampshire, 108 Guest Rooms
  • Hotel Boulderado (1909) Boulder, Colorado, 160 Guest Rooms
  • Mayflower Park Hotel (1927) Seattle, Washington, 160 Guest Rooms
  • Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine, 95 Guest Rooms
  • The Blennerhassett Hotel (1889) Parkersburg, Virginia, 89 Guest Rooms
  • The Heathman Hotel (1927) Portland, Oregon, 150 Guest Rooms
  • The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection® (1927) Kansas City, Missouri, 126 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (200-400 Guest Rooms)

  • The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama, 207 Guest Rooms
  • Hotel du Pont (1913) Wilmington, Delaware, 217 Guest Rooms
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel (1926) San Francisco, California, 380 Guest Rooms
  • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (1923) Ojai, California, 305 Guest Rooms
  • Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel (1875) San Francisco, California, 553 Guest Rooms
  • The Brown Hotel (1923) Louisville, Kentucky 293 Guest Rooms
  • The Hamilton Crowne Plaza (1921) Washington, D.C., 318 Guest Rooms
  • The Hotel Hershey® (1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania, 276 Guest Rooms
  • The Willard InterContinental (1850) Washington, D.C., 335 Guest Rooms
  • The Georgian Terrace (1911) Atlanta, Georgia, 326 Guest Rooms
  • The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club (1925) Saint Petersburg, Florida, 361 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guest Rooms)

  • Amway Grand Plaza (1913) Grand Rapids, Michigan, 682 Guest Rooms
  • The Fairmont San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California, 529 Guest Rooms
  • French Lick Springs Hotel (1845) French Lick, Indiana, 443 Guest Rooms
  • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama, 405 Guest Rooms
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (1929) Chicago, Illinois, 729 Guest Rooms
  • Omni Parker House (1855) Boston, Massachusetts, 551 Guest Rooms
  • Omni Severin Hotel (1913) Indianapolis, Indiana, 424 Guest Rooms
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel (1930) Washington, D.C., 832 Guest Rooms
  • Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (1875) Chicago, Illinois, 1,639 Guest Rooms
  • Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) Honolulu, Hawaii, 528 Guest Rooms
  • The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee, 464 Guest Rooms
  • The Waldorf=Astoria (1931) New York, New York, 1,413 Guest Rooms

Best City Center Historic Hotel

  • Fairmont Copley Plaza (1912) Boston, Massachusetts, 383 Guestrooms
  • Hotel du Pont (1913) Wilmington, Delaware, 206 Guest Rooms
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel (1930) Washington, D.C., 832 Guest Rooms
  • Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (1875) Chicago, Illinois, 1,639 Guest Rooms
  • Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine, 95 Guest Rooms
  • The Brown Hotel (1923) Louisville, Kentucky, 293 Guest Rooms
  • The Heathman Hotel (1927) Portland, Oregon, 150 Guest Rooms
  • The Hermitage Hotel (1910) Nashville, Tennessee, 122 Guest Rooms
  • The Lenox (1900) Boston, Massachusetts, 214 Guest Rooms
  • The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection® (1927) Kansas City, Missouri, 126 Guest Rooms
  • The Willard InterContinental (1850) Washington, D.C., 335 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Resort

  • Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York, 31 Guest Rooms
  • French Lick Resort (1845) French Lick, Indiana, 689 Guest Rooms
  • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama, 405 Guest Rooms
  • The Inn at Furnace Creek (1927) Death Valley National Park, California, 66 Guest Rooms
  • Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia, 157 Guest Rooms
  • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (1923) Ojai, California, 305 Guest Rooms
  • Omni Mount Washington Resort (1902) Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, 200 Guest Rooms
  • Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) Honolulu, Hawaii, 528 Guest Rooms

Hotel Historian of the Year

  • Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan, 385 Guest Rooms
  • Hilbert Locke, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama, 371 Guest Rooms
  • Natalie Bock, Historic Hotel Bethlehem (1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,128 Guest Rooms
  • Keith McClinsey, Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel (1925) Washington, D.C., 657 Guest Rooms
  • Ken Price, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel (1875) Chicago, Illinois, 1,639 Guest Rooms
  • George Moore, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama, 207 Guest Rooms
  • Albert Rossi, The Hotel Hershey® (1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania, 276 Guest Rooms

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year

  • The Beach Family, Basin Harbor Club (1886) Vergennes, Vermont, 147 Guest Rooms
  • The Lusk Family, The Lancaster Hotel (1926) Houston, Texas, 93 Guest Rooms
  • The Smiley Family, Mohonk Mountain House (1869) New Paltz, New York, 259 Guest Rooms
  • The Morrissey Family, The Saint Paul Hotel (1910) St. Paul, Minnesota, 254 Guest Rooms
  • The Marcus Family, The Pfister Hotel (1893) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 307 Guest Rooms
  • The Levis Family, Wilburton Inn (1902) Manchester Village, Vermont, 35 Guest Rooms

Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel

  • Trellis Room, Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama
  • Equus at Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York
  • PINE at Hanover Inn Dartmouth (1780) Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Green Room, Hotel du Pont (1913) Wilmington, Delaware
  • The Circular at The Hotel Hershey® (1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Courtyard at Crane, Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • Andaluca at the Mayflower Park Hotel (1927) Seattle, Washington
  • The Saint Paul Grill, The Saint Paul Hotel (1910) St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Carolina Crossroads, The Carolina Inn (1924) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk (1873) Newport, Rhode Island
  • Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn (1936) Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Plume at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. (1923) Washington, D.C.
  • Chez Philippe, The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee
  • Bull & Bear, Waldorf=Astoria Hotel (1931) New York, New York
  • Circa 1886, Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel

  • The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama 3,330+ Likes
  • Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York 1,095+ Likes
  • Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan 53,000+ Likes
  • Hawthorne Hotel (1925) Salem, Massachusetts 6,700+ Likes
  • The Hermosa Inn (1936) Paradise Valley, Arizona 2,440+ Likes
  • Hotel Blackhawk (1915) Davenport, Iowa 6,613+ Likes
  • Hotel Monteleone (1886) New Orleans, Louisiana 20,000+ Likes
  • Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia 9,300+ Likes
  • Paso Robles Inn (1891) Paso Robles, California 2,700+ Likes
  • The Cliff House at Pikes Peak (1847) Manitou Springs, Colorado 10,900+ Likes
  • The Fairmont San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California 6,050+ Likes
  • The Hermitage Hotel (1910) Nashville, Tennessee 10,690+ Likes
  • The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee 10,500+ Likes
  • The Pfister Hotel (1893) Milwaukee, Wisconsin 13,370+ Likes
  • The Stanley (1909) Estes Park, Colorado 42,500+ Likes

Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion

  • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama, 405 Guest Rooms
  • Hanover Inn Dartmouth (1780) Hanover, New Hampshire, 108 Guest Rooms
  • Ledges Hotel (1890) Hawley, Pennsylvania, 19 Guest Rooms
  • The Carolina Inn (1924) Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 185 Guest Rooms
  • Hilton Milwaukee City Center (1928) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 729 Guest Rooms
  • The Fairmont San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California, 529 Guest Rooms
  • The Pfister Hotel (1893) Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 307 Guest Rooms
  • 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
  • Hilbert Locke, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
  • Claire McNamara, Hanover Inn Dartmouth (1780) Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Steve Nelson, Hawthorne Hotel (1925) Salem, Massachusetts
  • Bob Louis, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Iris Barbosa, Historic Hotel Bethlehem (1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Patty Henning, Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • Virginia Williams, Omni La Mansión del Rio (1852) San Antonio, Texas
  • Pamela McLain, The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection® (1927) Kansas City, Missouri
  • Georgette Levis, Wilburton Inn (1902) Manchester Village, Vermont

Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award

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

 

“Historic Hotels of America congratulates all the 2013 award nominees,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels Worldwide. The nominees represent the finest historic hotels from across America. Our country’s heritage, history, culture, and architecture is preserved, enriched, and celebrated everyday by these wonderful nominees. The 2013 Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards Committee is delighted to announce the 2013 nominees whom make it possible for travelers to discover, explore, and experience where history was written. We look forward to announcing the final 2013 award winners at the historic Pfister Hotel on November 21, 2013.”

Limited tickets for the Historic Hotels of America 2013 Awards ceremony and gala dinner are still available. The dinner will take place at the Pfister Hotel on November 21, 2013 at 7 PM. Tickets for the awards ceremony and dinner are $150 for one seat and $1,000 per table (for 8 seats). Contact the Historic Hotels of America +202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org to reserve tickets.

The 2012 Annual Awards ceremony was held at the historic Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Ojai, California. Please click here to view award winners.

About Historic Hotels of America®
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 240 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, listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit www.HistoricHotels.org.

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