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Historic Hotels of America® Partners with Grandin Hood Publishers on Commemorative Book Series

WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 19, 2018 Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which was founded in 1989 to recognize and celebrate the nation’s finest historic hotels  announced a partnership with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood and Grandin Hood Publishers to produce a series of commemorative coffee table books capturing the essence of these treasured destinations.

"Grandin Hood Publishers has developed a reputation for producing stunning history books built around Robin’s incredible photography for landmark hotels," said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "Our mission is to honor and celebrate the preservation, stewardship and enjoyment of these iconic places, and we want to build this collection for the benefit of current and future generations."

Historic Hotels of America has inducted more than 300 historic hotels across the United States that have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place and architectural integrity. The new Historic Hotels of America Collection will capture the unique stories of the founding and preservation of member and the people and communities that helped them become important landmarks.

Grandin Hood’s portfolio includes a number of books on notable treasures such as the Grand Hotel (1887) located on Mackinac Island, Michigan; the Don CeSar (1928) in St. Pete Beach, Florida; and the Hotel Bethlehem (1922) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Grandin Hood President Robin Hood has dedicated his career to capturing not only the history, but the value of the country’s most wonderful places. To view samples of photography and pages from these books, and to learn more about the Grandin Hood and Historic Hotels of Americas partnership, click here.

"Documenting the history and  celebrating the life and contemporary amenities of these destinations is important work," Hood said. "Our books often become popular retail items for hotel partners, and we also provide a library of high-resolution images for their continued use in marketing efforts."

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 has more than 300 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. 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; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.

About Grandin Hood
Since 1994, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood and Grandin Hood Publishers have developed national recognition for producing custom coffee-table books. Vibrant and creative, Grandin Hood books celebrate the history and convey the continuing stories of historic hotels, museums and historic preservation foundations. Regardless of the size of the organization, or the focus of its mission, Grandin Hood presents each story in visually compelling and memorable editions to be treasured by recipients for years to come. To learn more, go to GrandinHood.com.

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

Jay Sheridan for Grandin Hood Publishers
Sheridan Public Relations
Tel: +1 615 472 8879
jay@sheridanpr.com

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