Historic Hotels Of America

20 Legendary Historic Hotels Inducted into Historic Hotels of America

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Publick House Historic Inn

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Historic Hotels of America has inducted 20 historic hotels into membership in 2017. The oldest historic hotel inducted dates to 1771. Hotels nominated and accepted into the prestigious National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America program range in age from 246 years to 52 years old. Seven of the 20 historic hotels are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and one has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. The 20 inducted historic hotels represent independent hotels, brands, and collections from across the U.S. from 13 different states:

  • Publick House Historic Inn* (1771) Sturbridge, Massachusetts
  • Inn at Willow Grove* (1778) Orange, Virginia
  • The Cotton Sail Hotel (1852) Savannah, Georgia
  • The Sherman (1852) Batesville, Indiana
  • Penn Wells Hotel (1869) Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • Antrim 1844* (1844) Taneytown, Maryland
  • Hotel del Coronado** (1888) Coronado, California
  • Hyatt at the Bellevue* (1904) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica (1912) Utica, New York
  • The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Water’s Edge Resort and Spa (1920s) Westbrook, Connecticut
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica (1921) Santa Monica, California
  • Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (1922) Syracuse, New York
  • Fairmont Olympic* (1924) Seattle, Washington
  • Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square (1925) Washington, D.C.
  • The Queensbury Hotel (1926) Glens Falls, New York
  • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (1927) Saranac Lake, New York
  • The Statler (1956) Dallas, Texas
  • Alpenhof Lodge* (1965) Teton Village, Wyoming
  • The Graham Georgetown (1965) Washington, D.C.

Six of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse projects that have involved converting some or all of a historic building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. Examples include buildings originally built as a historic synagogue, a cotton warehouse, a furniture factory, office building, a manor house and school house.

“Each of these legendary historic hotels has contributed to our nation’s history,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “Each is unique and has a history worth exploring and experiencing. We are delighted to recognize these wonderful historic hotels. We applaud their community leaders, owners, management, and associates for making these hotels excellent examples of historic preservation and for being great stewards of the stories about world leaders, celebrities, and other luminaries that stayed in these hotels or was involved in the original use of these historic icons.”

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 that 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 properties. 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. To learn more, please visit HistoricHotels.org.

* Listed in National Register of Historic Places or as a contributing structure in a historic district Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

**Designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark