The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence, among a total of 200 nominees that vied for various awards. Within the Best City Center Historic Hotel Award category, it included exceptional hotels such as the Brown Hotel in Kentucky, The Lord Baltimore Hotel in Maryland, the Omni Parker House in Boston, the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa and the New York Plaza Hotel. The Hawthorne Hotel is the only New England hotel to have won an award this year.

A program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Historic Hotels of America will accept only member hotels that have been designated by the U.S. secretary of the interior as a National Historic Landmark or that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The hotels also have to be recognized as having historic significance and be at least 50 years old.

The National Trust founded the group with 32 charter members in 1989, and it now has more than 260 historic hotel members in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Please view the entire list of 2015 Award Winners.