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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 35 charter members.

As of July 2024, Historic Hotels of America has around 300 member hotels, inns, and resorts. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Hotels represented by the program occupy buildings that date as early as 1651. Many are the site of key events or meetings in regional, national or international history or have played host to famous figures, from heads of state and industry titans to writers and movie stars. Some hotels are also intertwined with the country's cultural history, either as venues or culinary hotspots.

Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated historic hotels. 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; has been 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. Historic Hotels of America further honors exemplary member hotels with its Awards of Excellence.

Historic Hotels of America Fact Sheet

Nominate a Historic Hotel
Do you know of a hotel that embodies the essence of Historic Hotels of America and would be a great addition to this prestigious group? Submit a nomination form.

Reservations can be made at member hotels by visiting, calling +1 800 678 8946, or contacting your travel professional (GDS Code: HE). Reservations made through Historic Hotels of America support the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. For more information on the organization, click here.

Historic Hotels of America Directory
View the Historic Hotels of America digital member directory or contact us to request a physical copy of the latest edition.

Historic Hotels of America Logo
The Historic Hotels of America Logo is available to download here.

GDS Code: HE

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Calhoun

Senior Vice President, Operations
+1 202 772 8336

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