Hotel Blackhawk nominated for 2014 Awards of Excellence


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Hotel Blackhawk nominated in Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guestrooms) and Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel

WASHINGTON, D.C.—August 25, 2014 Historic Hotels of America is pleased to announce the
nominees for its 2014 Awards of Excellence. Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers. The 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place at The Hotel Hershey® (1933) in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm where the final award winners will be announced. Awards will be presented to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels.

Award recipients were selected from nominees received from across America from historic hotels,
historic preservation supporters, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. As the 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 across America. Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence recognize the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a number of categories. The 2014 award nominees are as follows:

Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year
o Abraham Lincoln Reading Hotel (1930) Reading, Pennsylvania
o Airlie (1892) Warrenton, Virginia
o Benbow Inn (1926) Garberville, California
o The Edgewater (1948) Madison, Wisconsin
o Lake McDonald Lodge (1914) Glacier National Park, Montana
o Many Glacier Hotel (1915) Glacier National Park, Montana
o Southern Hotel (1907) Covington, Louisiana

Historic Hotelier of the Year
o Brenda Anderson, The Lancaster Hotel (1926) Houston, Texas
o Christopher Diego, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (1865) Whitefield, New
Hampshire
o David Tamulevich, Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine
o Dean Lane, The Palmer House Hilton (1871) Chicago, Illinois
o Douglas Brown, The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee
o Gene-Michael Addis, Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland
o Jack Moyer, 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas
o Jennifer Kimball, La Fonda (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico
o Jim Sims, The Mimslyn Inn (1931) Luray, Virginia
o Joshua Townsend, Capital Hotel (1873) Little Rock, Arkansas
o Kelly Hoen, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) Waikiki Beach,
Hawaii
o Kenneth Hayward, Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan
o Ken Price, The Palmer House Hilton (1871) Chicago, Illinois
o Michel Sheer, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
o Nina Smiley, Mohonk Mountain House (1869) New Paltz, New York
o Patty Henning, Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
o Philip Wood, The Jefferson, Washington, DC (1923)
o Thomas Klein, The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)
o 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (1886) Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 72 guestrooms
o Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York, 31 guestrooms
o Cavallo Point (1901) Golden Gate National Park, Sausalito, California, 68 guestrooms
o Caribbean Motel (1957) Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, 30 guestrooms
o The Chanler at Cliff Walk (1873) Newport, Rhode Island, 20 guestrooms
o Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort (1929) Tucson, Arizona, 30 guestrooms
o The Inn at Furnace Creek (1927) Death Valley National Park, California, 66 guestrooms
o Inn at the Presidio (1776) Golden Gate National Park, San Francisco, California, 22
guestrooms
o The Landmark Inn (1930) Marquette, Michigan, 62 guestrooms
o Lancaster Arts Hotel (1881) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 63 guestrooms
o Lord Jeffery Inn (1926) Amherst, Massachusetts, 49 guestrooms
o The Mast Farm Inn (1792) Banner Elk, North Carolina, 15 guestrooms
o The Middlebury Inn (1827) Middlebury, Vermont, 71 guestrooms
o The Smith House (1899) Dahlonega, Georgia, 15 guestrooms

Best Historic Hotel (75-200 Guestrooms)
o Capital Hotel (1873) Little Rock, Arkansas, 94 guestrooms
o Green Park Inn (1891) Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 88 guestrooms
o Harbor View Hotel of Martha's Vineyard (1891) Edgartown, Massachusetts, 114
guestrooms
o Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection (1915) Davenport, Iowa, 130 guestrooms
o Hotel Lombardy (1929) Washington, DC, 140 guestrooms
o The Jefferson, Washington, DC (1923) 95 guestrooms
o Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia, 157 guestrooms
o The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort (1935) St. Simons Island, Georgia, 195
guestrooms
o La Fonda (1922) Santa Fe, New Mexico, 179 guestrooms
o The Lancaster Hotel (1926) Houston, Texas, 93 guestrooms
o Mayflower Park Hotel (1927) Seattle, Washington, 160 guestrooms
o Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (1865) Whitefield, New Hampshire, 144
guestrooms
o Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1896) Portland, Maine, 95 guestrooms
o The Talbott Hotel (1927) Chicago, Illinois, 149 guestrooms
o The Westin Poinsett (1925) Greenville, South Carolina, 200 guestrooms

Best Historic Hotel (200-400 Guestrooms)
o Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa (1852) Mobile, Alabama, 238 guestrooms
o The Brown Hotel (1923) Louisville, Kentucky, 293 guestrooms
o The Hotel Hershey® (1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania, 276 guestrooms o Loews Don CeSar Hotel (1928) St. Pete Beach, Florida 277 guestrooms
o Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (1806) Bedford, Pennsylvania, 216 guestrooms
o West Baden Springs Hotel (1902) West Baden Springs, Indiana, 243 guestrooms
o The Wigwam (1918) Litchfield Park, Arizona, 331 guestrooms

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)
o French Lick Springs Hotel (1901) French Lick, Indiana, 443 guestrooms
o Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio, 561 guestrooms
o Hotel Monteleone (1886) New Orleans, Louisiana, 570 guestrooms
o The Mayflower®
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel (1925), 657 guestrooms
o Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa (1901) Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, 791 guestrooms
o The Omni Grove Park Inn (1913) Asheville, North Carolina, 514 guestrooms
o The Palmer House Hilton (1871) Chicago, Illinois, 1,641 guestrooms
o The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee, 464 guestrooms
o The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, 562
guestrooms
o Waldorf=Astoria (1931) New York, New York, 1,413 guestrooms

Best City Center Historic Hotel
o The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California
o Georgian Terrace Hotel (1911) Atlanta, Georgia
o The Heathman Hotel (1927) Portland, Oregon
o Hotel Lombardy (1929) Washington, District of Columbia
o Hotel Monteleone (1886) New Orleans, Louisiana
o The Jefferson, Washington, DC (1923)
o The Lenox (1900) Boston, Massachusetts
o Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland
o Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh (1916)
o The Palmer House Hilton (1871) Chicago, Illinois
o The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee
o The Plaza (1907) New York, New York
o Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (1895) Portland, Maine
o The Saint Paul Hotel (1910) Saint Paul, Minnesota
o The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado
o The Talbott Hotel (1927) Chicago, Illinois

Best Historic Resort
o The Broadmoor (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado
o The Buccaneer (1653) St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
o Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York
o Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan
o Hotel El Convento (1651) San Juan, Puerto Rico
o Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
o Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa (1901) Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
o Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (1923) Ojai, California
o The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia
o Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (1806) Bedford, Pennsylvania
o The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927) Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

Hotel Historian of the Year o Danielle Deschamps, The Mast Farm Inn (1792) Banner Elk, North Carolina
o Ken Price, Palmer House Hilton Hotel (1871) Chicago, Illinois
o Les Sossaman, The Wigwam (1918) Litchfield Park, Arizona
o Steven LaCasse, Lord Jeffery Inn (1926) Amherst, Massachusetts
o Thelma Kehaulani Kam, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort (1927)
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii and Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa (1901) Waikiki
Beach, Hawaii
o William Defibaugh, Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (1806) Bedford, Pennsylvania

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year
o Barker Family, The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado
o Beach Family, Basin Harbor Club (1886) Vergennes, Vermont
o Belz Family, The Peabody Memphis (1869) Memphis, Tennessee
o Boughton Family, The Colony Hotel (1914) Kennebunkport, Maine
o Genzlinger Family, Ledges Hotel (1890) Hawley, Pennsylvania
o Martin Family, Paso Robles Inn (1891) Paso Robles, California
o Melius Family, OHEKA CASTLE (1919) Huntington, New York
o Smiley Family, Mohonk Mountain House (1869) New Paltz, New York
o Widman Family, Wentworth Mansion (1886) Charleston, South Carolina

Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel
o Chestnut Grille, Green Park Inn (1891) Blowing Rock, North Carolina
o The Circular, The Hotel Hershey®
(1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania
o The Crystal Room, Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa (1806) Bedford, Pennsylvania
o Diamond Belle Saloon, The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado
o English Grill, The Brown Hotel (1923) Louisville, Kentucky
o Equus Restaurant, Castle Hotel & Spa (1910) Tarrytown, New York
o French Kitchen, Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland
o Murray Circle, Cavallo Point (1901) Sausalito, California, Golden Gate National Park
o Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
o Penrose Room, The Broadmoor (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado
o Simplicity, The Mast Farm Inn (1792) Banner Elk, North Carolina

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel
o The Chattanooga Choo Choo (1909) Chattanooga, Tennessee
o Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
o Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort (1929) Tucson, Arizona
o Hawthorne Hotel (1925) Salem, Massachusetts
o Hotel Blackhawk (1915) Davenport, Iowa
o Hotel El Convento (1651) San Juan, Puerto Rico
o Hotel Monteleone (1886) New Orleans, Louisiana
o The Jefferson, Washington, DC (1923)
o Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
o Lord Baltimore Hotel (1928) Baltimore, Maryland
o The Mast Farm Inn (1792) Banner Elk, North Carolina
o The Plaza (1907) New York, New York
o The Wigwam (1918) Litchfield Park, Arizona

Historic Hotels of America Sustainability Champion
o Airlie (1892) Warrenton, Virginia o Boone Tavern Hotel of Berea College (1909) Berea, Kentucky
o Cavallo Point (1901) Sausalito, California, Golden Gate National Park
o The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California
o Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
o The Heathman Hotel (1927) Portland, Oregon
o Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
o Inn at the Presidio (1776) San Francisco, California, Golden Gate National Park
o Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
o The Lenox (1900) Boston, Massachusetts
o Lord Jeffery Inn (1926) Amherst, Massachusetts
o Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa (1901) Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
o Paso Robles Inn (1891) Paso Robles, California
o The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado

Historic Hotels of America Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century Service)
o Bob Louis, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (1931) Cincinnati, Ohio
o Brian LaFountain, The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) Hot Springs, Virginia
o Charles Schumacher, The Strater Hotel (1887) Durango, Colorado
o Crystal Brandt, The Hotel Hershey®
(1933) Hershey, Pennsylvania
o Mike Childs, Paso Robles Inn (1891) Paso Robles, California
o Patty Henning, Jekyll Island Club Hotel (1886) Jekyll Island, Georgia
o Stephani Bann, Lancaster Arts Hotel (1881) Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"Historic Hotels of America congratulates all the 2014 award nominees," said Lawrence Horwitz,
Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "The nominees
exemplify the finest historic hotels and their hoteliers from across America. The Historic Hotels of
America Awards of Excellence Committee is delighted to announce the 2014 nominees and looks forward to awarding winners at the historic and beautiful Hotel Hershey® on October 2. From San Juan, Puerto Rico to Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, all the nominees represent inspiring, captivating, and distinctive hotels."

Tickets for The Historic Hotels of America 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner are
available. The dinner will take place at The Hotel Hershey® on Thursday, October 2 at 7 pm. Tickets for the dinner are $160 for one seat and $1,250 per table (for 8 seats). Contact the Historic Hotels of America +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org to reserve tickets.

The 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held at the historic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please click here to view award winners.

About Historic Hotels of America®

Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for
recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989
by the National Trust for Historic Preservation® with 32 charter members. Historic Hotels of America has more than 250 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world's finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into 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 historic significance. For more information, please visit www.HistoricHotels.org



















 



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