Tuesday, November 18, 2014

24 properties nationwide awarded Historic Hotels designation

A total of 24 hotels  were designated this week as Historic Hotels of America. This program of the National Trust for Preservation recognizes and celebrates hotels that are at least 50 years old, have historic significance, and have been designated as a National Historic Landmark or are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
 were designated this week as Historic Hotels of

There are now more than 260 properties on the list.

There are no inductees this year from the Carolinas, but the two-state area already has honorees on the list.

In North Carolina they include:  Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville; The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville; Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock; The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill; The Dunhill Hotel, Charlotte; Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands; The Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis; and  Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst.

In South Carolina, they include: Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston; Kings Courtyard Inn & John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston; Wentworth Mansion, Charleston; and The Westin Poinsett, Greenville.

New to the list: Le Meridian, Tampa, Fla.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu
The Drake Hotel, Chicago
Hilton Chicago, Chicago
Hilton Orrington/Evanston, Evanston, Ill.
Seelbach Hilton, Louisville, Ky.
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
Southern Hotel, Covington, La.
The Westin Portland Harborview, Portland, Maine
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall, Boston
Hilton President Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch, St. Louis
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe, N.M.
Hilton Manhattan East, New York City
Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction, Ore.
Abraham Lincoln Reading Hotel , Reading, Pa.
Caribe Hilton San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hilton Fort Worth (1921) Fort Worth, Texas
Airlie, Warrenton, Va.
Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.
The Edgewater, Madison, Wis.

The oldest inductee?

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza -- built in 1625. It was originally a colonial hacienda. The photo at the top of this post shows its lobby.