MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton has announced that five of its hotels have joined the Historic Hotels of America organization. The official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America recognizes hotels for maintaining their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity. To qualify for the program, hotels must have historic significance, be at least 50 years old, be designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark, or be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
“From opening the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1969 to celebrating the 300 millionth cookie given away at check-in last March, DoubleTree by Hilton has a long-standing legacy of delivering the ‘little things’ that create a better travel experience,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Maintaining the history and heritage of these iconic hotels is just another way we strive to celebrate the cities in which our hotels are located and continue our commitment both to our guests and the local communities we serve. We’re honored to have these outstanding properties added to the esteemed Historic Hotels of America collection.”
Guests who have stayed at a DoubleTree by Hilton in recent years have seen a dramatic transformation of the brand’s hotel experience through reinvestments by hotel owners and the brand in amenities, services and style, including historic landmarks.
“These legendary DoubleTree by Hilton hotels celebrate rich aspects of the heritage, history, transportation, and grand architectural accomplishments of the United States, and we are proud to welcome them as members of Historic Hotels of America,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.