• 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. 

 

Over a period of 13 years, Colorado Meetings + Events has hosted two “Best of” award celebrations at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). So it was fun to get back to the museum in January 2019 to hear about and see DAM’s $150 revitalization project underway and experience an exhibition that I’ve been hearing so much about.

 

U.S. News & World Report recently released its “Best Hotels” list for 2019 and 22 of BENCHMARK’s hotels and resorts were named to the list.

Highlighted honors includ three silver badge winners that placed in the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within a destination. They include Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Benchmark’s newest hotel, La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, and Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao.

 

Denver-based Stonebridge Companies has acquired the 280-room Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center hotel. As the property owner and operator, the acquisition marks Stonebridge Companies’ entrance into the New Orleans market.