2021 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony & Gala will be held on November 11, 2021 at The American Club Resort Hotel (1918) in Kohler, Wisconsin


2016 Award Winners

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 2016:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
  • White Stallion Ranch (1900) Tucson, Arizona

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
  • The Jefferson, Washington, DC (1923) Washington, DC

Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion
  • The Boar’s Head (1834) Charlottesville, Virginia

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)
  • Inn at the Presidio (1903) San Francisco, California

Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms)
  • La Fonda on the Plaza™ (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms)
  • Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (1876) Riverside, California

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)
  • Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel (1875) San Francisco, California

Best City Center Historic Hotel
  • The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection (1925) Washington, DC

Best Historic Resort
  • The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia

2016 Historic Hotels of America Hotel Historian of the Year Award
  • Lora Gallagher at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort (1955) Honolulu, Hawaii

Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel
  • Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
  • The Genzlinger Family at The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park (1927) Hawley, Pennsylvania

Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century Service)
  • Ken Price at the Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel (1871) Chicago, Illinois

2016 Historian of the Year Award
  • Jamie Ford, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Europe
  • Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern (1845) Lucerne, Switzerland

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Asia/Pacific
  • Hotel New Grand (1927) Yokohama, Japan

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in the Americas
  • Hacienda Xcanatún (1789) Merida, Mexico

2016 Historic Hotelier of the Year
  • Doug Browne at The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Takamasa Osano and Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP