January 05, 2021

2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Winners Announced


Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

From more than 250 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels and hoteliers were selected as the 2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence winners:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
Riggs Washington DC (1891) Washington, DC

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
Jekyll Island Club Resort (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia

Sustainability Champion
La Fonda on the Plaza (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)
Castle Hill Resort (1905) Cavendish, Vermont

Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms)
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection (1928) Kansas City, Missouri

Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms)
Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)
Martinique on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton (1898) New York, New York

Best City Center Historic Hotel
Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland

Best Historic Resort
The American Club at Destination Kohler (1918) Kohler, Wisconsin

Best Historic Restaurant
Le Cavalier at the Green Room at HOTEL DU PONT (1913) Wilmington, Delaware

Hotel Historian of the Year
Laurel McKown at Hotel Boulderado (1909) Boulder, Colorado

Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service)
Pamela McClain at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection (1928) Kansas City, Missouri

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Europe
Great Southern Killarney (1854) Killarney, Ireland

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Asia/Pacific
Beijing Hotel NUO (1917) Beijing, China

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in the Americas
Fairmont Empress (1908) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Steward of History and Historic Preservation
General (retired) Gregory Melikian at Hotel San Carlos (1928) Phoenix, Arizona

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
The Callewaert Family at Island House Hotel (1852) Mackinac Island, Michigan

Historic Hotelier of the Year
Jennifer Kimball at La Fonda on the Plaza (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrea Stavroullakis at Accor (Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, 21c Museum Hotels)

“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. These 2020 winners include the finest legendary and iconic historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States of America and from around the world,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We are delighted to recognize these magnificent historic hotels and their historic hoteliers for their dedication, enthusiasm, stewardship, and leadership in preserving and increasing the recognition and celebration of these historic, cultural and heritage treasures and their stories.”

Award recipients are selected from nominees received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. As official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide provide the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America and around the world. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a range of categories.

Copyright 2021 Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. All rights reserved. From https://www.historichotels.org.

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