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August 29, 2023, Historic Hotels of America® is pleased to announce the nominee finalists for the 2023 Historic Hotels of America® Awards of Excellence. The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the world’s finest historic hotels and hoteliers, through categories of excellence such as Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion, and Historic Hotels of America Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year.

The 2023 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala will take place at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona, USA, on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7 p.m. The award winners will be announced in front of an audience of owners, general managers, senior decision-makers, and guests representing many of the finest historic hotels from around the world. The Wigwam, originally opened to guests in 1929 by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is an award-winning Arizona resort that offers an unparalleled experience, combining over a century of hospitality, southwestern charm, casual luxury, and rich history.

Nominee finalists are selected from nominations received from historic hotels, preservation supporters, prior award recipients, community leaders, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. As an official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels from around the world. The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a range of categories.

From more than 350 nominations received, the awards committee evaluated and after careful consideration selected the following 2023 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence nominee finalists:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year

Historic Hotels of America Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel 

Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion 

Historic Hotels of America Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms) 

Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms) 

Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms) 

Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms) 

Historic Hotels of America Best City Center Historic Hotel 

Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Resort 

Historic Hotels of America Best Historic Restaurant 

Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service) 

Historic Hotels of America Hotel Historian of the Year 

Historic Hotels of America Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year

Historic Hotels of America Historic Hotelier of the Year

Historic Hotels of America’s sister collection, Historic Hotels Worldwide®, also announced its nominee finalists for the Awards of Excellence this week. See the news about those nominees here.

“It is an honor to congratulate all the 2023 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalists,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “The nominee finalists exemplify the finest historic hotels and hoteliers in the United States. The historic hotels nominated include historic inns, boutique hotels, lifestyle hotels, and legendary resorts. They represent small towns and large cities as well as national historic districts. We applaud the dedication and passion of the thousands of individuals working at these iconic and legendary historic hotels that keep the stories alive from the past and make staying or celebrating special occasions at these historic hotels memorable experiences.”

Tickets for the 2023 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala are available. The 2023 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala will take place at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona, United States of America, on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7 pm. Ceremony and Gala Tickets are $500. To register for the Ceremony and Gala ONLY, click here. To register for the 2023 Historic Hotels Annual Conference, held October 9-12 and ending with the 2023 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala, click here.

About Historic Hotels of America®

Historic Hotels of America® is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the finest historic hotels in the United States of America. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was chartered by U.S. Congress in 1949 and is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is leading the movement to save places where our history happened. To be nominated and selected for membership in this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; 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 historical significance. Of the more than 300 historic hotels inducted into Historic Hotels of America from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, all historic hotels faithfully preserve their sense of authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.