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August 2022: Discover Waterfront Destinations From the Harbors of Maine to the Canals of Venice!

Discover historic waterfront destinations around the world!
August 2022
If there is one thing that has remained true among discerning travelers, it is that there is something truly relaxing and rejuvenating about the water. Beach retreats, coastal escapes, and island getaways have been popular choices throughout the centuries as evidenced by the numerous historic hotels that reside by the waterside. From the harbors of Maine to the picturesque canals of Venice, this edition of Discover & Explore ℠ highlights our favorite waterfront destinations. 
Thank you for continuing this journey of conservation, recognition and celebration of historic hotels. We are honored to share August’s highlights and invite you to Discover and Explore
Historic Hotels of America® Spotlight:
Experience Waterfront Historic Hotels of America!
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland, Maine
Set in a former armory in Portland’s Old Port historic district, Portland Regency Hotel & Spa boasts first-class elegance and outstanding service. Start your day with the hotel’s delicious lobster benedict then take a short walk to Commercial Street. Head out to Casco Bay on a ferry ride, or relax and rejuvenate at the hotel’s spa. Experience the very best of Portland at this historic hotel.  
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
Surrounded by 40,000 acres of forest, Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark with its very own half-mile-long glacial lake. Glide across the pristine waters on a kayak or relax at the hotel’s new wellness retreat, Lakeview Summerhouse. At this Victorian castle resort, everything from pampering spa treatments to farm-to-table cuisine sets the stage for a truly unforgettable experience. 
The Mansion at Ocean Edge
Brewster, Massachusetts
Part of an impressive 429-acre resort, the AAA Four Diamond rated Mansion at Ocean Edge offers an unmatched vacation experience on the New England coast. The Victorian-era mansion boasts a private beach along Cape Cod Bay and the resort’s transformative Beach House Spa. Guests also have access to the hotel’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the only one on the Cape. 
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Historic Hotels Worldwide® Spotlight:
Explore Island Getaways at Historic Hotels!
Hotel Hacienda de Abajo
La Palma, Canary Islands
Nestled in the historic quarter of Tazacorte, Hotel Hacienda de Abajo is located on a meticulously restored sugar plantation estate. Guests can admire more than 1,300 art pieces from the 1st to 21st century displayed throughout the hotel and explore nearby natural wonders like the black sands of Playa Nueva and the turquoise waters of Puerto de Tazacorte. 
San Clemente Palace Kempinski
Venice, Italy
Set on a private island in the Venetian Lagoon, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is the ultimate city oasis with nearly 15 acres of ancient gardens, courtyards, and terraces. A tranquil sanctuary, the hotel is just 10 minutes from San Marco Square via the hotel’s complimentary boats. The stately resort immerses guests in the glamour and heritage of Venice.
Antica Dimora Suites
Crete, Greece
Located on the island of Crete within a 19th-century mansion, Antica Dimora Suites offers luxurious accommodations in the heart of the former Venetian stronghold, the city of Rethymno. Just steps from the hotel, guests will find the remains of the Krini Rimondi, the Municipality garden, the picturesque Venetian harbor and the sandy beach of Rethymno. 
History Mystery
Which historic hotel was designed to resemble Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's cabin on the flagship U.S.S. Niagara?
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Kohala Coast, Hawaii
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort (1935)
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Surf & Sand Resort
Laguna Beach, California
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