Winners of Historic Hotel Awards of Excellence 2016 announced


The winners of Historic Hotel Awards of Excellence 2016 have been announced in Honolulu Hawaii, including The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, The Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco and La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, according to a report by CNN.

“Historic hotels allow travelers to discover, explore, and connect with the past,” Lawrence P. Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, told CNN. “The 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence winners represent the finest historic hotels and hoteliers. We congratulate them and thank them for their continued dedication to preserving these iconic historic hotels and their legendary histories for future generations,” the CNN quoted Horowitz as saying.

The awards are being distributed in a framework of a program by the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America will only accept hotels that have been designated by the US Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or that are listed in or eligible for listing the National Register of Historic Places, CNN reported, adding that the hotels need to be at least 50 years old.

Best of Historic Hotels of America: Inn at the Presidio (1903), San Francisco, California; La Fonda on the Plaza (1922), Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (1876) Riverside, California; Palace Hotel (1875), San Francisco, California; The Mayflower Hotel (1925) Washington, DC; The Omni Homestead Resort (1766), Hot Springs, Virginia; The Boar’s Head (1834) Charlottesville, Virginia; and White Stallion Ranch (1900), Tucson, Arizona, according to CNN.

Best of Historic Hotels Worldwide: Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina; Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern (1845), Lucerne, Switzerland; Hotel New Grand (1927) Yokohama, Japan; and Hacienda Xcanatún (1789) Merida, Mexico, CNN added.