Industry Update
Press Release16 April 2018

Nominations Open for the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

Winners will be announced and honored November 1 at The Broadmoor (1918)

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Historic Hotels of America

WASHINGTON, DC -- Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide are accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a number of categories. Awards of Excellence winners will be announced and recipients will be honored on November 1, 2018 at The Broadmoor (1918) in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the 2018 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala. These prestigious awards are treasured by historic hotels and their hoteliers. Award winners receive annual recognition, promotion, and the acclaim from having been selected from the most prestigious collection of historic hotels.


Nominations are being accepted for Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence in various categories, including but not limited to: Best Historic Hotel (ranging in size), Best Historic Resort, Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year, Best Historic Restaurant, New Member of the Year, Hotel Historian of the Year, and many others. Nominations from fellow hoteliers, industry and local community leaders are encouraged. Award nominations also include categories for Historic Hotels Worldwide. There were more than 250 nominees for the Historic Hotels of America 2017 Awards of Excellence.

To be nominated, the hotel must be a member of Historic Hotels of America or Historic Hotels Worldwide. Nominations will be accepted online through July 31, 2018 at A panel of experts judge will weigh the nominees in each category with multiple judges scoring each entry. Awards will be presented to winners before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels and invited media. Sponsorship categories for the gala are available.

"We appreciate the nominations submitted from around the world by media, educators, historic hoteliers, asset managers, and leadership from different chains, brands, and collections," said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence nominees represent some of the finest and most iconic historic hotels. We look forward to announcing the nominee finalists list in August."

Limited tickets for the Historic Hotels 2018 Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala are available. The gala will take place at The Broadmoor on November 1, 2018 at 7 pm. Tickets for the awards ceremony and dinner are $350 for one seat and $2,800 per table (for 8 seats). Contact Historic Hotels of America at +1 202 772 8000 or [email protected] to reserve tickets.

The 2017 Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony was held at The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) in Hot Springs, Virginia. Please click here to view past award winners.

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About Historic Hotels Worldwide®

Washington DC based Historic Hotels Worldwide® is a prestigious collection of historic treasures, including more than 360 legendary historic hotels including many former castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning ten centuries. Historic Hotels Worldwide recognizes authentic cultural treasures that demonstrate exemplary historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine. Historic Hotels Worldwide along with Historic Hotels of America are official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (United States of America). allows travelers to book their next getaway from more than 3,000 historic and cultural experiences, and view special offers at participating historic hotels from 43 countries. To be nominated and selected to be featured on this supplemental marketing program website, historical lodging properties must be at least 75 years old; utilize historic accommodations; serve as the former home or be located on the grounds of the former home of famous persons or significant location for an event in history; be located in or within walking distance to a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of historic event, or a historic city center; be recognized by a local preservation organization or national trust; and display historic memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance. To be selected in the United States for inclusion in Historic Hotels Worldwide, a hotel must meet the above criteria plus be a member of Historic Hotels of America. For more information, please visit

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