Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide have announced the winners of the 2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.
From more than 250 nominees, the following hotels and hoteliers from the South were selected as winners:
Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
Jekyll Island Club Resort (1886), Jekyll Island, Ga.
Best Historic Hotel (76 to 200 guestrooms)
The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection (1928), Kansas City, Mo.
Best Historic Hotel (201 to 400 guestrooms)
Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852), Mobile, Ala.
Best City Center Historic Hotel
Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928), Baltimore, Md.
Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service)
Pamela McClain at the Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection (1928), Kansas City, Mo.
“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. These 2020 winners include the finest legendary and iconic historic hotels and hoteliers from across the U.S.A. and from around the world,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive vice president, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We are delighted to recognize these magnificent historic hotels and their historic hoteliers for their dedication, enthusiasm, stewardship, and leadership in preserving and increasing the recognition and celebration of these historic, cultural, and heritage treasures and their stories.”
Award recipients are selected from nominees received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. As official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide provide recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America and around the world.