Point Clear, Ala.–(Business Wire)–Historic Hotels of America® is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards of Excellence. The Historic Hotel Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate the best historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States and around the world.
Recipients were announced and honored at a special evening event and ceremony on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Autograph Collection at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama. as Queen of Southern Resorts Established on 550 acres near Mobile Bay for 175 years. The awards were presented in front of an audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior management and representatives of the world’s finest historic hotels.
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Winners were selected from nominations by historic hotels, preservation supporters, previous award winners, community leaders and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. As an official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides recognition to travelers, civic leaders and the global cultural, heritage and historic tourism market, and member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across the United States. America. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this unique category of nominations in a number of categories.
From over 350 nominations, the awards committee evaluated the nominated finalists and, after careful consideration, selected the 2022 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence winners:
America’s Historic Hotels New Member of the Year
The award is presented to a new member hotel that demonstrates immediate engagement, activation and enthusiastic support of Historic Hotels of America.
Winner: Andrews Hotel (1917) Dillon, Montana
America’s Historic Hotels Historic Hotel’s Best Social Media
The award is presented to a hotel that actively engages customers by sharing the best of its history with interesting historical facts and stories through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Winner: La Fonda on the Plaza™ (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico
America’s Historic Hotel Sustainability Champion
The award is presented to a hotel that successfully implements and utilizes innovative green initiatives and programs, demonstrating that historic preservation is the ultimate green.
Winner: Presidio Lodging: Inn at the Presidio (1903) and The Lodge at the Presidio (1895) San Francisco, California
America’s Historic Hotels Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guest Rooms)
The award is given to a hotel with fewer than 75 guest rooms that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: Antrim 1844 (1844) Taneytown, Maryland
America’s Historic Hotels Best Historic Hotel (76 – 200 Guest Rooms)
The award is given to a hotel with 76-200 guest rooms that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: Historic Inn Annapolis (1772) Annapolis, Maryland
Historic Hotels in America Best Historic Hotels (201 – 400 Guest Rooms)
The award is presented to a hotel with 201-400 guest rooms that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: Chatham Bars Inn (1914) Chatham, Massachusetts
America’s Historic Hotels Best Historic Hotel (over 400 guestrooms)
The award is given to a hotel with over 400 guest rooms that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia
America’s Historic Hotels Best City Center Historic Hotel
This award is presented to a downtown hotel that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia
America’s Historic Hotels Best Historic Resort
This award is given to a historic resort that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer care and service.
Winner: Wigwam (1929) Litchfield Park, Arizona
Historic Hotels in America The best historic restaurant combined with a historic hotel
This award is given to a restaurant that is part of a historic hotel that offers the best cuisine, historic ambiance and exceptional customer service.
Winner: The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel (1929) Charlotte, North Carolina
America’s Historic Hotels Ambassador of the Year (celebrating 25+ years of service)
This award is presented to an individual who has dedicated their career to a historic hotel for at least twenty-five years, who has been an exemplary ambassador and steward of the history of a historic hotel, and who has shown exemplary hospitality and service. The hotel and its guests.
Winner: Sam Seely Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Historic Hotels of America Hotel Historian of the Year
This award is presented to a hotel historian who best exemplifies the desire to preserve, display and interpret the history of their hotel, a true ambassador of the past.
Winner: Susan Stein of Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Historic Hotels of America Popular Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
The award is presented to a multi-generational family-owned firm or management company that has demonstrated a long-standing legacy of commitment to historic preservation and has served as an exemplary example in the operation of the historic hotels entrusted to its stewardship. Was an active champion of historic hotels in America.
Winner: The Hraba Family of the Presidio Lodge: The Lodge at the Presidio (1894) and In the Presidio (1903) Francisco, California
America’s Historic Hotel Historic Hotelier of the Year
The award is presented to the recipient who demonstrates the highest contribution to leadership and innovation, as well as celebrating the history of historic hotels.
Winner: Patty Henning Jekyll Island Club Resort (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award winner
This award is presented to an individual who has a lifelong passion for preserving and celebrating the history and stories of a legendary historic hotel.
Winner: Elise Roenigk 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Historic Hotels of America Legacy of Innovation and Inspiration Award Winner
This award recognizes a wide range of achievements Peter Strebel A distinguished and popular historical figure for pioneering innovative concepts and programs to achieve extraordinary success, a thought leader in exceptional service, an inspiring leader in the hotel industry, and his leadership and vision to donate more than 25 million meals to end hunger in America. Fifteen hotels and resorts were preserved, restored and celebrated.
Historic Hotel of America Historian of the Year Winner
The Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award recognizes extensive achievement. Greg MacGillivray, American film director, cinematographer, master storyteller, pioneer of the 70mm IMAX film format, Academy Award nominee, and passionate ocean conservationist. The award recognizes him for unique contributions to the research and presentation of history, and for his work to foster broad, if not provocative, discussion and greater understanding of history and the diverse heritage and cultures of our nation and the world. the planet
“It is an honor to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive vice president of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “The winners are the best historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States. Designated historic hotels include small historic inns, boutique hotels, lifestyle hotels and resorts. They represent small towns to UNESCO World Heritage destinations. We appreciate the dedication and passion of the thousands of people who work at these unique and popular hotels, keeping stories from the past alive and making staying in these historic hotels or celebrating special occasions unforgettable experiences. The hotels on this list represent the best in the spirit of perseverance and preservation of historic hotels. Through the many chapters these buildings have seen, the care of their staff, owners and operators, and the support of tourists allow these stories to continue. ”
To be nominated for the Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards of Excellence, a hotel must be a member of Historic Hotels of America, demonstrate the hotel’s history, heritage, historic preservation and how its membership has enhanced recognition and celebration. How the hotel (through its ownership, leadership and employees) significantly contributes to being an industry leader in the nominated award category.
About Historic Hotels in America®
Historic Hotels of America® is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to identify, celebrate and promote the best historic hotels in the United States. To be nominated and selected for membership in this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior or listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historical significance. Featuring more than 300 historic hotels in America from 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, all historic hotels faithfully preserve their authenticity, sense of place and architectural integrity. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org/US.