2019 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony will be held on November 7, 2019 at Pinehurst Resort (1895) in Pinehurst, North Carolina

2018 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 2018:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel

Sustainability Champion

  • La Fonda (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)

Best City Center Historic Hotel

Best Historic Resort

Best Historic Restaurant

  • Woods Restaurant at Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan  

Hotel Historian of the Year

Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service)

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Europe

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Asia/Pacific

 Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in the Americas

2018 Historian of the Year

  • Luke Barr

Celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef & the Rise of the Leisure Class; and Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste 

Steward of History and Historic Preservation

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year

Historic Hotelier of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award