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Washington DC based Historic Hotels Worldwide® is a prestigious collection of more than 360 of the finest historic treasures, including many former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning ten centuries. Historic Hotels Worldwide recognizes authentic cultural treasures that demonstrate exemplary historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine.

Historic Hotels Worldwide, an official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (in the United States), represents the finest global collection of historic hotels in more than 45 countries. Historic Hotels Worldwide is dedicated to promoting heritage and cultural travel to prestigious historic treasures. Hotels inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide are authentic historic treasures, demonstrate historic preservation, and celebrate historic significance. Travelers can view and book their next getaway from more than 4,000 historic and cultural experiences and special offers at participating historic hotels from 45 countries. These iconic historic hotels represent luxury hotel brands, chains, collections, and the finest independent historic hotels. To be nominated and selected to be featured in Historic Hotels Worldwide, eligible legendary historic hotels must meet the following:

  • The minimum age for the building is 75 years or older
  • Hotel is historically relevant as a significant location with a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of a historic event, former home of a famous person, or historic city center
  • Hotel celebrates its history by showcasing memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance
  • Is recognized by national preservation or heritage buildings organization or located within UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hotel is presently used as historic hotel
Daytime exterior of Hotel Regina in Paris, France with Eiffel Tower in the background.

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