Historic Hotels of America, Historic Hotels Worldwide Induct 17 Hotels

Hotel Sarnac, Curio Collection by Hilton

Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide have inducted 17 historic hotels into membership through April 2017. These historic hotels  date back to the 13th century. The 17 iconic hotels represent different independent hotels, brands, and collections from around the world and from ten countries.

Historic Hotels of America has inducted these hotels through April 2017:

  • Inn at Willow Grove (1778) - Orange, Virginia

    • Fun fact: During the Revolutionary War, Generals Wayne (Georgia) and Muhlenberg (Pennsylvania) camped at Willow Grove during the southern campaign to assist Marquis de Lafayette in forcing the British to surrender.
  • Penn Wells Hotel (1869) Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 

    • Fun fact: During World War II, Corning Glass Works, the predecessor to today’s Corning Inc. celebrated its Christmas party at the hotel, and in appreciation, presented the iconic American Flag made of 1,438 Christmas ornaments which can be seen today in the lobby.
  • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (1927) Saranac Lake, New York 

    • Fun fact:: The hotel has been resorted and renovated while maintaining its historic charm and architecture, including the Great Hall, inspired by a 14th century Italian palace.
  • Alpenhof Lodge (1965) Teton Village, Wyoming

    • Fun fact: The Alpenhof Lodge, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

Historic Hotels Worldwide has inducted these hotels through April 2017:

  • NH Collection Florence Porta Rossa (13th Century) Florence, Italy

    • Fun fact: The windows of the hotel bear an inscription in Italian, Per non dormire "[A reward] For not sleeping,” the motto of the Salimbeni family, the first owners of the ancient palace.
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (1400) St. Andrews, Scotland

    • Fun fact: The Old Course at St. Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world.
  • NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace (15th Century) Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Fun fact: The heart of the hotel is built from several 17th century Dutch townhouses that have been seamlessly combined.
  • Domus Renier Boutique Hotel (1608) Chania, Crete, Greece

    • Fun fact: For centuries, Chania Harbor served as the first defense against invading armies from the Roman Empire, the Byzantine peninsula, and the Ottoman Empire
  • Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden (18th Century) Dresden, Germany

    • Fun fact: Originally built by a celebrated patron of architecture, and King of Poland, Augustus II the Strong, the palace became the home for generations of Crown Princes and their families.
  • NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa (1808) Madrid, Spain

    • Fun fact: Genuine 16th century artifacts are displayed behind glass panels at the reception desk.
  • NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen (1815) Amsterdam, Netherlands

    • Fun fact: The original building, The Swych Utrecht tower, was built in 1481 as part of the complete defense wall that protected the city.
  • NH Collection Venice Palazzo Barocci (1890) Venice, Italy

    • Fun fact: The hotel is located in a former Venetian palace, overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge
  • Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras  (1894) Strba Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

    • Fun fact: Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras consists of three parts, all of which were established in different periods
  • NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento (1900s) Rome, Italy

    • Fun fact:  The hotel was originally built as a post office in the early 1900's. 
  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski (1907) Berlin, Germany

    • Fun fact: Famous past guests include: Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison
  • NH Collection Brussels Centre (1926) Brussels, Belgium

    • Fun fact: The Art Deco hotel was built for visitors to the 1930 World Exposition. 
  • Tivoli Lisboa (1933) Lisbon, Portugal

    • Fun fact: The hotel’s name is from the landmark music hall/cinema (Teatro Tivoli) that still occupies the western corner of the Avenida da Liberdade.

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