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Timberline Lodge Joins Historic Hotels of America®

TIMBERLINE LODGE, OREGON, July 8, 2013 – Timberline Lodge is pleased to announce it has joined Historic Hotels of America®, the program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Timberline Lodge is one of more than 240 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

“We are delighted to induct  Timberline Lodge, acclaimed ski lodge and mountain retreat built in 1937 to Historic Hotels of America” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels Worldwide. “Less than an hour from Portland, Timberline Lodge is perched above tree line, halfway up the southern slope of 11,249-foot Mt. Hood.”p> To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as having historic significance.

Timberline’s General Manager, Mark Vincent commented that “We are very pleased to have been recognized by Historic Hotels of America and join this wonderful grouping of historic hotels, inns, and resorts. Timberline Lodge is rich in history and architectural beauty. We love to share this special place with others. What we offer our guests is a quality, authentic, and memorable experience.”

Built largely by hand by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the throes of the Great Depression, the lodge opened on September 28, 1937. Timberline Lodge is a symbol of hope and purpose, historic preservation, genuine hospitality, and year around recreation.  Since its construction, Timberline Lodge has been under the auspices of the United States Forest Service, making it unique among American lodging establishments.  In tribute to its storied history, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior designated Timberline Lodge a National Historic Landmark in 1977—citing it as “the finest example of WPA mountain architecture.”  The Lodge’s National Historic Landmark listing denotes the highest designation of preservation and historical status which can be bestowed on an historic building in the United States.

Today, Timberline Lodge is an celebrated ski lodge and mountain retreat on the south slope of Mt. Hood, standing 6,000 feet above sea level. Timberline boasts the longest ski season in North America and its alpine location offers true slope-side lodging. Boasting a rustic elegance, Timberline Lodge affords exceptional service and enchanting accommodations. Timberline is a jumping off spot for a variety of world-class recreational opportunities, and is just a few steps from the Pacific Crest Trail.

Timberline Lodge has hosted world-renowned athletes, dignitaries, and has been featured in a variety of films, including The Shining. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, Timberline Lodge is a symbol of historic preservation, luxury hospitality, and recreation.

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 across America.   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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Taylor 
Historic Hotels of America
Manager, Marketing Communications
Tel: +1 202 772 8333
Fax: +1 202 772 8338 
htaylor@historichotels.org
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