WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, in Québec City, and The Omni King Edward Hotel, in Toronto, were named finalists in the Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence, it was announced Aug. 30.
“Our awards committee selected both hotels based on their outstanding hospitality standards and (because) they do an amazing job not only at maintaining their unique history, but also telling the history of their hotel in such an exceptional way,” a Historic Hotels of America spokesperson told CLN.
These awards recognize and celebrate the finest historic hotels and hoteliers across the nation and around the world.
The 2016 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence and Gala Dinner will take place at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii on Nov. 3. The final award winners will be announced to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels across the U.S. and for the first time, worldwide.
Award recipients are selected from nominees received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.
As official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide provide 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 and around the world. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a range of categories.
From over 200 nominations, the awards committee evaluated, and after careful consideration selected over 100 2016 award nominee finalists.