• The Hotel Hershey Named 2018 “Best Historic Resort” by Historic Hotels of America

     
    POSTED November 27, 2018
     

Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide have named The Hotel Hershey “Best Historic Resort.” The Hotel was selected from six nominated properties for the award, which celebrates the historical relevance of the property, positive guest experiences, exceptional customer hospitality and service.

The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind resort complete with 276 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 1930s hotel is known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities. The hotel also includes a full service spa, majestic formal gardens, fountains, reflecting pools and terraces. The property was opened in 1934 by Milton S. Hershey, founder of Hershey’s Chocolate. The Circular is The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant, which boasts upscale casual cuisine and innovative cocktails.

The hotel honors Hershey’s legacy by creating a unique experience for all guests in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth, where guests can enjoy an innovative 18-hole putting course, Segway tours, falconry, more than 5.5 miles of hiking trails, a Cocoa Kids’ Club and more.

The Hotel Hershey is also affiliated with Hersheypark (another historical site in Hershey). Hershey founded the park in 1907 as a picnic and pleasure grounds for his employees, but today it serves as a world-class theme park with 121-acres and more than 70 rides and attractions featuring 14 coasters and more than 20 kiddie rides. As an official resort of Hersheypark, guests of the hotel can enjoy exclusive VIP benefits, including early access to select rides at the park an hour before its opening, free shuttle service and more.

Chocolate touches can also be seen around the hotel to remind guests of the ‘sweet’ origins of Hershey, including a complimentary Hershey’s bar received at check-in, chocolate-scented amenities, and the chocolate martini available throughout the hotel's on-site restaurants. Even the spa is known for its signature chocolate treatments. Guests can also enjoy historic tours of the hotel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. 

 

A team of hospitality students from Kansas State University in Kansas won PCMA’s inaugural Business Events Industry Student Challenge for proposing how to protect personal data of people attending business events.

Members of the winning team included Brooks Hetle, Bailey Brown, Andie Contreras, Tia Gamble and Cameryn Rasmussen. The students were advised by Kristin Malek, an assistant professor of hospitality management. The team competed against nearly two dozen collegiate teams from across the United States.

 

The Graduate Hotel Minneapolis’ partnership with Topgolf took off this October with the opening of its Swing Suite, the third Topgolf partnership with the Graduate Hotels brand since implementing the Swing Suite in the Graduate Lincoln and the Graduate Iowa City.

 

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