An Unbounded Reverence for History
Those of us who are heritage enthusiasts at home or while traveling all share an endless quest for history. Wherever one calls home, there are historic buildings, each with its own story to tell. And when we travel we have the rare opportunity to experience the history of another place. There’s no better way to do that than to spend the night.
This category of accommodation represents those places that have retained much of their original architectural features and historic style. They may be large or small, they may be 100 years old, or they may be 400 years old. Properties in this category typically feature interiors that are consistent with the historic period. Early buildings that have been modernized are presented in the “Contemporary” category of accommodation.
We seek recent hotel restoration projects and re-openings to evaluate how the historic spaces are regenerated and re-energized. Advancements in preservation and sustainable design technologies for historic buildings enable us to appreciate our heritage. We honor the architects and designers of record who have succeeded in keeping history alive in the 21st Century.
If history is to repeat itself, we celebrate that it has done so as a place of accommodation.