Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

From more than 250 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® hotels and hoteliers were selected as the 2021 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence winners:


Historic Hotels of America New Member of the Year

Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel

Sustainability Champion

  •  Airlie (1899) Warrenton, Virginia

Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel (Under 75 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms)

Best Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms)

Best City Center Historic Hotel

Best Historic Resort

Best Historic Restaurant

Hotel Historian of the Year

Ambassador of the Year (Quarter Century of Service)

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Europe

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in Asia/Pacific

Best Historic Hotels Worldwide Hotel in the Americas

Steward of History and Historic Preservation

Legendary Family Historic Hoteliers of the Year

Historic Hotelier of the Year

  • John Dewberry at The Dewberry (1965) Charleston, South Carolina 


“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. These 2021 winners include the finest legendary and iconic historic hotels and hoteliers from across the United States of America and from around the world,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We are delighted to recognize these magnificent historic hotels and their historic hoteliers for their dedication, enthusiasm, stewardship, and leadership in preserving and increasing the recognition and celebration of these historic, cultural and heritage treasures and their stories.”

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.