Dan Schlossberg has been named the recipient of the first Historic Hotels of America Journalist of the Year Award. Schlossberg was honored with this distinguished award on May 6, 2015 at the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide International Showcase. This special reception for invited clients and media was held at the legendary and internationally-renown Waldorf Astoria (1931) on Park Avenue in New York City. The Historic Hotels of America Journalist of the Year Award honors a journalist who inspires a greater understanding and appreciation for historic preservation, culture, and heritage and has increased the recognition and celebration of Historic Hotels of America. This award is presented to an individual who has advanced the message of Historic Hotels of America while motivating the audience to discover and experience America’s great stories and unique heritage through its historic hotels. The first recipient of this award is Dan Schlossberg. He is the co-founder, president emeritus, and awards chairman of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and past president of the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA). The lifelong New Jersey resident is travel editor of Sirius XM Radio's Maggie Linton Show and New Jersey Lifestyle Magazine. He writes and speaks often about historic hotels. He is also the host and executive producer of Travel Itch Radio, a Thursday night podcast now in its third year, which frequently features owners and general mangers from Historic Hotels of America. He is the author of 36 books about baseball and is working on two more. Schlossberg is passionate about historic hotels. He has stayed at numerous historic hotels across America throughout his life, has published subsequent articles, given many radio broadcasts, and continues to inspire others to experience the hotels where American history was written and where history continues to be made.