Historic Hotels of America® Celebrates Preservation with Green Getaways as Low as $83/Night!
WASHINGTON, DC – May 3, 2010 –"Old is the New Green" at Historic Hotels of America® this May, as our members get ready to celebrate Preservation. Exciting value-added spring packages have been created for travelers looking to save a little "green" while preserving history.
In conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Month is designed to encourage communities and organizations across the country to spread the word that preservation is inherently green. When travelers stay in historic hotels, become a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation or their local preservation organization, they are supporting a more sustainable world.
This month, guests hoping to save a little green while enjoying a getaway, can take advantage of these fantastic offers that are easy on the pocketbook and the environment. From a historic San Francisco Grand Dame to a colonial-era Berkshires Inn, our over 220 hotels across the country offer enriching locations that have helped shape this nation and their communities.
For even more great spring time offers, detail on our members or to book a getaway visit www.historichotels.org or call 1-800-678-8946. Please note that all packages are per night and subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Park and Cruise Vacation Package
Built in 1852, The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel & Spa, dominated the social scene of Mobile for over 100 years until its closure in the mid-1970s. In 2007, this elegant hotel reopened in grand style to a welcoming public, and in 2009, it was named in the “Top 500 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure. The hotel’s Park and Cruise Vacation Package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, late check-out, complimentary parking while cruising, and complimentary transportation to and from the cruise terminal for $159 Sunday through Friday and $169 on Saturday. Valid now through December 31, 2010
The Fairmont San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Home Suite Home Package
Celebrated architect Julia Morgan designed the Beaux Arts–style Fairmont Hotel and was preparing for its grand opening when San Francisco suffered a devastating earthquake on April 18, 1906. The hotel survived and one year later opened its doors to celebrate the rebirth of this great city. From its perch atop Nob Hill, 591 individually furnished and decorated guestrooms and 61 elegant suites offer impressive views of the city and the San Francisco Bay. The $399 Home Suite Home Package includes choice of suite accommodations, overnight parking, a $50 gas card per stay and a bottle of wine upon arrival. Valid now through December 30, 2010.
Hotel du Pont
Brandywine Treasures Package
January 15, 1913 saw the opening of Wilmington’s Hotel DuPont, one of the most lavish hotels of America’s Gilded Age, and an immediate rival to Europe’s finest hotels. In its first week, 25,000 visitors toured the elegant rooms to see their rich woodwork, mosaic and terrazzo floors, handcrafted chandeliers, and gilded hallways, which had been created by a host of French and Italian craftsmen. Discover this treasure and all that Wilmington has to offer with the Brandywine Treasures Package. The offer includes overnight accommodations, breakfast daily, valet parking and admission to the member institutions of the Brandywine Museums and Gardens Alliance – including Winterthur and Longwood Gardens. Rates start at $199, and valid June 1 through August 31, 2010 for a minimum of two nights. The package must also be booked in May.
Historic Hotel Tour Package
The current Palmer House is the third version of the hotel. The original structure, built by Potter Palmer as a wedding present for his bride, was 13 days old when it burned to the ground in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Palmer immediately rebuilt the property across the street, sparing no expense and reportedly tiling the floor of the hotel’s barber shop with silver dollars. By 1927, the thriving metropolis was ready for an expanded luxury hotel. The modern Palmer House was built over a three-year period in successive stages so as not to lose a single day of operation. At the time it opened, it was billed as the largest hotel in the world. Valid now through December 31, 2010, the Historic Tour Package includes overnight accommodations and a hotel tour with rates starting at $169.
The Raphael Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri
City’s Unique Culture and History Package
In its first life, The Raphael Hotel was the upscale, nine-story European-style Villa Serene Apartments, which opened in 1927 to privileged Kansas City residents. A complete restoration of the building in 2009 saw the vintage style and classic design of this landmark structure come to life again. Now through September 30, 2010, the hotel is offering its City’s Unique Culture and History Package for $419. The package includes two night’s accommodations, two tickets to any one of the following attractions: National World War I Museum, Arabia Steamboat Museum, Truman Presidential Library & Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum or American Jazz Museum. Valet parking is also included.
New York, New York
May is the Suitest Month Package
At 560 feet and 38 stories high, The Sherry-Netherland was the world’s tallest apartment hotel when it opened in 1927. With an attentive staff, the hotel beckoned the affluent New Yorker to enjoy a “way of living” more than simply “a place to live.” Today, the hotel exudes elegance in its neo-Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, travertine marble base, and elaborate Gothic minaret. Celebrate spring time in New York with the hotel’s May is the Suitest Month Package. Valid throughout the month of May, rates begin at $699 and include two night’s accommodations, wireless internet access, fresh flowers in-room, local calls, newspaper and Belgium chocolates welcome gift. This rate is valid for a minimum of two nights.
Chattanooga Choo Choo
History Buff Package
A destination unlike any other, the Chattanooga Choo Choo relives the rumblings of a golden age-gone-by. Built in 1909, Terminal Station served most trains traveling to points south until 1970, when faster modes of transportation replaced rail travel. Saved from demolition by a group of local investors, the Terminal reopened in 1973 as a hotel and vacation complex. Still today, the 1909 station, with its magnificent 85-foot, free-standing dome, is the focal point of this historic property. Valid through December 30, 2010 and starting at $179, the History Buff Package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two at Gardens Restaurant, a copy of the Chattanooga’s Terminal Station Book tickets for two to the Battles for Chattanooga Museum, International Towing and Recovery Museum and Model Railroad Display Museum
Warwick Melrose Hotel
30th Anniversary Rooms for $30 Package
Amid the upscale residential area of Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek sits the fashionable Warwick Melrose Hotel. This eight-story boutique hotel was built in 1924 and has long been favored by business travelers and those seeking an alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas. This spring, the Warwick is offering a 30th Anniversary Rooms for $30 Package which includes overnight Sunday accommodations, complimentary internet and overnight Monday accommodations for $30. Rates start at $179; travelers must arrive on Sunday and stay for two nights.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Preservation Month Celebration Package
Throughout the 19th century, The Greenbrier was a popular Southern summer resort for an elite clientele. Guests came for the mineral waters, the mountain climate, and mingling with the famous of the day, including General Robert E Lee, who made his summer home here after the Civil War. In 1913, the central Georgian section of The Greenbrier opened on a year-round basis, with golf and tennis as its featured attractions. Subsequent additions have refined the hotel’s classic Georgian architecture. Starting at $299, the Preservation Month Celebration Package includes overnight accommodations, Historian daily walking tour or theatre show, admission to the President’s Museum and Bunker Tour, a 25-minute Sulphur soak in the Spa and breakfast in the Main Dining Room. The package is valid May 1-31, 2010 and rates begin at $349 on weekends.
The Wort Hotel
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Historic Preservation Package
People laughed at John and Jess Wort in 1941 when they built a luxury hotel on four lots their father Charles, a homesteader, purchased in 1915. However, The Wort Hotel, with its Tudor-architecture and rustic interiors, was an immediate success, serving as a gathering place for locals and a highly desirable destination for visitors. Restored after a fire in 1980, the hotel today boats spacious guestrooms, each uniquely configured, individually appointed, and tastefully accented with authentic Western and Indian motifs. To celebrate Preservation Month, the Historic Preservation Package includes two night’s accommodations in a deluxe guestroom, dinner in the Silver Dollar Grill, walking tour of historic downtown Jackson hole, tickets to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and a copy of the Meet me at The Wort history book. Rates begin at $427 and are valid through May 31, 2010.
About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that was formed in 1989, and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group. Historic Hotels has identified more than 220 hotels located in the U.S.A that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. To be selected for this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. Historic Hotels of America is aligned with Historic Hotels of Europe, a federation of 17 European hotel associations in 17 countries, and with Historic Hotels of Mexico, an association of hotels and restaurants located in buildings of historical significance including haciendas, palaces, monasteries, convents, fortresses, country estates. For more information please visit www.historichotels.org
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