Eight Lodges Managed by Xanterra Parks & Resorts from Five National Parks Partner with Historic Hotels of America
Eight national park lodges have joined Historic Hotels of America® (HHA), a program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation®. The hotels are located in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Zion and Crater Lake National Parks. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Lake Yellowstone Hotel – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991, this elegant structure features a massive sunroom overlooking Yellowstone Lake. The hotel was constructed in 1889. Although there have been expansions and renovations over the years, the hotel has retained the look and feel of a grand historic hotel. Old Faithful Inn – One of the best known national park lodges, this massive structure has been a National Historic Landmark since 1987. A partnership of the Yellowstone Park Company and Northern Pacific Railroad, the Old Faithful Inn was constructed of logs and stone during the winter of 1903-04. Some 40 craftsmen built this architectural masterpiece under the direction of architect Robert Reamer. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Crater Lake Lodge – Originally opened in 1915, Crater Lake Lodge has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1981. The deteriorating lodge was closed by the National Park Service in 1988 and reopened in 1995 after a massive renovation that restored it to its original elegance. Death Valley National Park, California
Inn at Furnace Creek – This gracious inn opened in 1927 with 12 guest rooms that cost $10 per night. Tourism boomed when Death Valley was designated a national monument in 1933, and another 56 rooms were eventually added. Zion National Park, Utah
Zion Lodge - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987, Zion Lodge was designed in the 1920s by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built by the Union Pacific Railroad. "These properties are so much more than overnight accommodations as they provide special and unique experiences," said Andrew N. Todd, president and CEO of Xanterra Parks & Resorts, operator of the lodges. "They are part of our social fabric, they were around during our grandparents' time, and they will be creating lifelong memories for our grandchildren and beyond."
"Historic Hotels of America is pleased to be partnering with Xanterra Parks & Resorts," said Thierry Roch, executive director of Historic Hotels of America. "We are delighted to be able to promote these historic accommodations located in the national parks, our nation's great historic treasures."
About Historic Hotels of America | Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation® with 32 charter members. In 2007, Preferred Hotel Group partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to grow and enhance Historic Hotels of America. Historic Hotels of America has more than 240 historic hotels. These properties have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 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, listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit www.HistoricHotels.org.