2022 Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence Winners Introduced

POINT CLEAR, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Historic Motels of America® is happy to announce the winners of the 2022 Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence. The Historic Motels Awards of Excellence acknowledge and have a good time the best historic resorts and hoteliers from throughout the US of America and around the globe.

Recipients have been introduced and honored at a particular night Ceremony and Gala on the Grand Resort Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Assortment in Level Clear, Alabama, on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The Grand Resort Golf Resort & Spa (1847) has been generally known as The Queen of Southern Resorts for 175 years and is ready on 550 acres subsequent to Cell Bay. Awards have been introduced earlier than an viewers of greater than 200 business leaders, homeowners, senior administration, and representatives of the world’s best historic resorts.

Seventeen Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence got in a number of classes starting from Historic Motels of America Historic Hotelier of the 12 months, Historic Motels of America Resort Historian of the 12 months, Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Resort, Historic Motels of America Lifetime Achievement Award, and others.

Winners have been chosen from nominations by historic resorts, preservation supporters, prior award recipients, group leaders, and management from Historic Motels of America. As an official program of the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation, Historic Motels of America offers the popularity to vacationers, civic leaders, and the worldwide cultural, heritage, and historic journey market that member resorts are among the many best historic resorts from throughout the US of America. The Historic Motels Annual Awards of Excellence program acknowledges the top of this distinct group of nominees in a variety of classes.

From over 350 nominations, the awards committee evaluated the nominee finalists and, after cautious consideration, chosen the 2022 Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence award winners:

Historic Motels of America New Member of the 12 months

This award is introduced to a brand new member lodge that greatest demonstrates fast engagement, activation, and passionate assist of Historic Motels of America.

Winner: The Andrus Resort (1917) Dillon, Montana

Historic Motels of America Greatest Social Media of a Historic Resort

This award is introduced to a lodge that actively engages shoppers by sharing the most effective of its historical past by means of social media, together with Fb, Twitter, and Instagram with attention-grabbing historic details and tales.

Winner: La Fonda on the Plaza™ (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Historic Motels of America Sustainability Champion

This award is introduced to a lodge that greatest implements and practices progressive inexperienced initiatives and applications, demonstrating historic preservation is the last word inexperienced.

Winner: Presidio Lodging: Inn on the Presidio (1903) and The Lodge on the Presidio (1895) San Francisco, California

Historic Motels of America Greatest Small Historic Inn/Resort (Beneath 75 Guestrooms)

This award is introduced to a lodge underneath 75 guestrooms that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: Antrim 1844 (1844) Taneytown, Maryland

Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Resort (76 – 200 Guestrooms)

This award is introduced to a lodge with 76-200 guestrooms that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: Historic Inns of Annapolis (1772) Annapolis, Maryland

Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Resort (201 – 400 Guestrooms)

This award is introduced to a lodge with 201-400 guestrooms that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: Chatham Bars Inn (1914) Chatham, Massachusetts

Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Resort (Over 400 Guestrooms)

This award is introduced to a lodge with over 400 guestrooms that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Sizzling Springs, Virginia

Historic Motels of America Greatest Metropolis Middle Historic Resort

This award is introduced to a lodge positioned in a metropolis middle that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Assortment by Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia

Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Resort

This award is introduced to a historic resort that greatest celebrates its historical past within the visitor expertise and offers distinctive buyer hospitality and repair.

Winner: The Wigwam (1929) Litchfield Park, Arizona

Historic Motels of America Greatest Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Resort

This award is introduced to a restaurant that’s a part of a historic lodge that provides the best delicacies, historic environment, and distinctive customer support.

Winner: The Asbury at The Dunhill Resort (1929) Charlotte, North Carolina

Historic Motels of America Ambassador of the 12 months (Celebrating 25+ years of service)

This award is introduced to a person who has devoted their profession to a historic lodge for a minimum of twenty-five years, has been an exemplary ambassador and steward of the historical past and tales of a historic lodge, and has proven exemplary hospitality and repair to the lodge and its friends.

Winner: Sam Sealy at Grand Resort Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Level Clear, Alabama

Historic Motels of America Resort Historian of the 12 months

This award is introduced to a lodge historian who greatest demonstrates a ardour for preserving, displaying, and decoding the historical past of their lodge, a real ambassador of the previous.

Winner: Susan Stein at Grand Resort Golf Resort & Spa (1847) Level Clear, Alabama

Historic Motels of America Legendary Household Historic Hoteliers of the 12 months

This award is introduced to a multi-generational household possession entity or administration firm which has served as an exemplary position mannequin within the operation of the historic resorts entrusted to its stewardship, has demonstrated a long-term legacy of dedication to historic preservation, and has been an lively champion of Historic Motels of America.

Winner: The Hraba Household at Presidio Lodging: The Lodge on the Presidio (1894) and Inn on the Presidio (1903) Francisco, California

Historic Motels of America Historic Hotelier of the 12 months

This award is introduced to the recipient demonstrating the very best contribution to furthering the celebration of historical past at historic resorts in addition to management and innovation.

Winner: Patty Henning at Jekyll Island Membership Resort (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia

Historic Motels of America Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

This award is introduced to a person whose lifelong ardour has resulted within the preservation and celebration of the historical past and tales of a legendary historic lodge.

Winner: Elise Roenigk at 1886 Crescent Resort & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Historic Motels of America Legacy of Innovation and Inspiration Award Winner

This award acknowledges the intensive accomplishments of Peter Strebel in pioneering progressive ideas and applications for reaching unusual success, for being a thought chief on distinctive service, an inspiring chief within the lodge business, and whose management and imaginative and prescient has resulted the donation of greater than 25 million meals to assist finish starvation in America and whose management has resulted within the preservation, restoration, and celebration of fifteen iconic and legendary historic resorts and resorts.

Historic Motels of America Historian of the 12 months Winner

The Historic Motels of America Historian of the 12 months Award acknowledges the intensive accomplishments of Greg MacGillivray, American movie director, cinematographer, preeminent storyteller, pioneer of the 70mm IMAX movie format, Academy Award Nominee, and passionate ocean conservationist. This award acknowledges him for making a novel contribution within the analysis, and presentation of historical past and whose work has inspired a large, if not provocative, dialogue and larger understanding of the historical past and the various heritages and cultures of our nation, the world, and the planet.

“It’s an honor to congratulate all the 2022 Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence winners,” stated Lawrence Horwitz, Govt Vice President, Historic Motels of America and Historic Motels Worldwide. “The winners are the best historic resorts and hoteliers from the throughout the US. The historic resorts nominated embody small historic inns, boutique resorts, way of life resorts, and resorts. They signify small cities to giant cities to UNESCO World Heritage locations. We applaud the dedication and fervour of the 1000’s of people working at these iconic and legendary resorts that maintain the tales alive from the previous and make staying or celebrating particular events at these historic resorts memorable experiences. The resorts on this record signify the easiest spirit of perseverance and preservation of Historic Motels. Via the various chapters these buildings have seen, it’s the care of their workers, homeowners, and operators and the assist of vacationers that enable these tales to proceed.”

To be nominated for the Historic Motels of America Annual Awards of Excellence, a lodge have to be a member of Historic Motels of America, reveal how the lodge elevated the popularity and celebration of the lodge’s historical past, heritage, historic preservation, and its membership in addition to how the lodge (by means of its possession, management, and staff) contributes considerably as an business chief within the designated award class.

About Historic Motels of America®

Historic Motels of America® is the official program of the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation for recognizing, celebrating, and selling the best historic resorts in the US of America. To be nominated and chosen for membership on this prestigious program, a lodge have to be a minimum of 50 years outdated; designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Inside as a Nationwide Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for itemizing within the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations; and acknowledged as having historic significance. Of the greater than 300 historic resorts inducted into Historic Motels of America from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, all historic resorts faithfully protect their sense of authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. For extra data, please go to HistoricHotels.org/US.

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