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West Baden Springs Hotel Named Best Historic Hotel
Updated January 24, 2019 8:30 AM | Filed under: Business
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(WASHINGTON, DC) - September 28, 2017, Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Awards of Excellence.

Taking the title of Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms) was the West Baden Springs Hotel.

Recipients were honored at a special ceremony and gala at The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) in Hot Springs, Virginia on Thursday, September 28. Awards were presented before an audience of more than 200 invited media, industry leaders, owners, senior management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from across America and from around the world. Honors were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and others.

Each year, these Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor, encourage, and recognize the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices. The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories.

From more than 200 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels and hoteliers were honored with these prestigious annual awards for 2017:

  • Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year - The Georges (1789) Lexington, Virginia

  • Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel - The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (1876) Riverside, California

  • Sustainability Champion - Inn at the Presidio (1903) San Francisco, California

  • Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms) - The Dunhill Hotel (1929) Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms) - Mayflower Park Hotel (1927) Seattle, Washington

  • Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms) - Amway Grand Plaza (1913) Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Best City Center Historic Hotel - Marriott Syracuse Downtown (1924) Syracuse, New York

  • Best Historic Resort - The Broadmoor (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel - Penrose Room at The Broadmoor (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Hotel Historian of the Year - Jim Hewes at The Willard InterContinental, Washington DC (1847) Washington, DC

  • Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service) - Woodrow "Woody" Pettus at The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia

  • Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Europe - Hotel Waldhaus Sils (1908) Sils Maria, Switzerland

  • Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Asia/Pacific - Alsisar Haveli (1892) Jaipur, India

  • Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in the Americas - Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (1893) Québec City, Canada

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