MASSER POINT, Ala.–(BUSINESS MALARAR)–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 the United States and around the world.
Recipients were announced and honored during a special evening ceremony and gala at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, Point Clear, Alabama on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Known as Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847). Queen of Southern Resorts 175 years and sits on 550 acres next to Mobile Bay. The awards were presented in front of an audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior management and representatives from the world’s best historic hotels.
Seventeen Historic Hotels of America’s annual Awards of Excellence are presented in multiple categories, from Historic Hotels of America Historic Hotels of the Year, Historic Hotels of America Hotel Historian of the Year, Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement. Award etc.
Winners were selected from the categories of Historic Hotels, Preservation Supporters, Past Award Winners, Community Leaders and Historic Hotels of America Leadership. As an official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America recognizes travelers, civic leaders and the global cultural, heritage and historic travel market that member hotels are among the best historic hotels in the United States. America. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a number of categories.
From more than 350 nominations, the awards committee evaluated the finalists and, after careful consideration, selected the 2022 Historic Hotels of America Annual Awards of Excellence;
Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
This award is presented to a new member hotel that best exemplifies the direct involvement, activation and passionate support of America’s historic hotels.
Winner: The Andrus Hotel (1917) Dillon, Montana
Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel Social Media
This award recognizes a hotel that actively engages consumers by sharing the best of its history through social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with interesting historical facts and stories.
Winner: La Fonda on the Plaza™ (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico
America’s Historic Hotel Sustainability Champion
This award recognizes the hotel that best implements and implements 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 Hotel/Inn (Up to 75 Rooms)
This award recognizes a hotel with less than 75 rooms that best celebrates its history with guest experience and provides exceptional hospitality and service to guests.
Winner: Antrim 1844 (1844) Taneytown, Maryland
Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (76 – 200 guest rooms)
This award recognizes a hotel with 76-200 guest rooms that best celebrates its history with guest experience and provides exceptional hospitality and customer service.
Winner: Historic Taverns of Annapolis (1772) Annapolis, Maryland
Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (201 – 400 guest rooms)
This award recognizes a hotel with 201-400 guest rooms that best celebrates its history with guest experience and provides exceptional hospitality and customer service.
Winner: Chatham Bars Inn (1914) Chatham, Massachusetts
Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (over 400 guest rooms)
This award recognizes a hotel with more than 400 guest rooms that best celebrates its history with guest experience and provides exceptional hospitality and customer service.
Winner: The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia
America’s Historic Hotels The best downtown historic hotels
This award recognizes the downtown hotel that best celebrates its history with the guest experience and delivers exceptional hospitality and customer service.
Winner: The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia
America’s Historic Hotels Best Historic Resort
This award recognizes the historic resort that best celebrates its history through the guest experience and delivers exceptional hospitality and customer service.
Winner: The Wigwam (1929) Litchfield Park, Arizona
Historic Hotels of America The best historic restaurant in conjunction with a historic hotel
This award is given to a restaurant that is part of a historic hotel that offers the best cuisine, historic atmosphere and exceptional customer service.
Winner: The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel (1929) Charlotte, North Carolina
Historic Hotels of America 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, has been an exemplary ambassador and steward of the historic hotel’s history and stories, and has provided exemplary hospitality and service to the hotel and its guests;
Winner: Sam Seeley at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Historic Hotels of America Hotel Historian of the Year
This award is given to the hotel historian who best exemplifies the passion for preserving, displaying and interpreting the history of their hotel, a true ambassador of the past.
Winner: Susan Stein at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Historic Hotels of America Legendary Family Historic Hotels of the Year
This award recognizes a multigenerational family-owned organization or management company that has served as an exemplary model in the operation of historic hotels entrusted to its management, has demonstrated a long-term legacy of commitment to historic preservation, and has been an active champion of America’s Historic Hotels.
Winner: The Hraba Family at Presidio Lodging. The Lodge at the Presidio (1894) and Inn at the Presidio (1903) Francisco, California
Historic Hotels of America Historic Hotels of the Year
This award is presented to the recipient who demonstrates the highest contribution to the celebration of history as well as the development of leadership and innovation in historic hotels.
Winner: Patty Henning at Jekyll Island Club Resort (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
Historic Hotels of America Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
This award recognizes an individual whose life’s passion has resulted in preserving and celebrating the history and stories of a legendary historic hotel.
Winner: Elise Renigk 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Historic Hotels of America Legacy of Innovation and Inspiration Award Winner
This award recognizes wide-ranging achievements Peter Strebel for extraordinary success in advancing innovative ideas and programs, for being a thought leader in exceptional service, for being an inspirational leader in the hospitality industry, and whose leadership and vision has led to the donation of more than 25 million meals to help end hunger in America, and whose leadership has led to fifteen to the preservation, restoration and celebration of iconic and legendary historic hotels and resorts.
Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year
Historic Hotels of America’s Historian of the Year Award recognizes great achievements Greg McGillivray, American filmmaker, cinematographer, noted storyteller, pioneer of the 70mm IMAX film format, Academy Award nominee, and passionate ocean conservationist. This award recognizes him for a unique contribution to the research and presentation of history, and whose work has encouraged broad, if not provocative, discussion and greater understanding of our nation, the world, and the world’s diverse heritages and cultures. the planet
“It is an honor to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Historic Hotels of America’s annual Awards of Excellence,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive vice president of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels of the World. “The winners are the best historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States. Nominated historic hotels include small historic inns, boutique hotels, lifestyle hotels and resorts. They represent UNESCO World Heritage destinations from small towns to major cities. We salute the dedication and passion of the thousands of individuals who work at these iconic and legendary hotels, keeping stories from the past alive and making staying or celebrating special occasions memorable in these historic hotels. The hotels on this list represent the best spirit of persistence and preservation of historic hotels. Through the many chapters these buildings have seen, it is the care of their staff, owners and operators and the support of travelers that allows 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 how the hotel has increased recognition and celebration of the hotel’s history, heritage, historic preservation, and its membership. how the hotel (through its ownership, management and employees) contributes significantly to the award nomination as an industry leader.
About America’s Historic Hotels®
Historic Hotels of America® is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to recognize, celebrate and promote the best historic hotels in the United States of America. A hotel must be at least 50 years old to join and be selected for this prestigious program. Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior or listed or eligible for registration in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as of historical importance. Of the more than 300 historic hotels in America’s Historic Hotels from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, all historic hotels faithfully retain their sense of authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. For more information, visit HistoricHotels.org/US.