The historic Hawthorne Hotel has been recognized as one of the best. During a ceremony on October 8, the Historic Hotels of America 2015 Awards of Excellence were announced. Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers across the nation, and the Hawthorne Hotel was recognized as "Best City Center Historic Hotel." Other nominees in the category included The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, the Omni Parker House in Boston, and The Peabody Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. A complete list of nominees is below.
Congratulations to the Hawthorne Hotel on this fantastic honor and distinction!
You can find all of the categories and winners at CNN.com.
Best City Center Historic Hotel 2015 Nominees
• The Brown Hotel (1923) Louisville, Kentucky
• The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California
• Hawthorne Hotel (1925) Salem, Massachusetts
• Haywood Park Hotel (1923) Asheville, North Carolina
• Hilton Milwaukee City Center (1928) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Hotel Boulderado (1909) Boulder, Colorado
• Hotel Brexton (1881) Baltimore, Maryland
• Hotel Monteleone (1886) New Orleans, Louisiana
• Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland
• Omni Parker House, Boston (1855) Boston, Massachusetts
• Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh (1916) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel (1871) Chicago, Illinois
• The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee
• The Plaza (1907) New York, New York
• Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine
• The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado
About Historic Hotels of America™
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation® for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 260 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, 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; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.