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Historic Hotels of America Inducts Twenty Historic Properties, Two BBGM Projects

Historic Hotels of America Inducts Twenty Historic Properties, Two BBGM Projects

As originally reported by Lodging Magazine, Historic Hotels of America announced its 2017 class of inductees, including 20 historic hotels from around the nation.  Properties that were nominated and accepted will join the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America program, celebrating the preservation of legendary hotels that have contributed to the rich history of the United States of America.

Of the 20 hotels being recognized, BBGM has provided design services for two of the prestigious properties, including the Sofitel Lafayette Square in Washington, DC and The Graham in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood.

Lodging goes on to include some notable history and fun tidbits about each of the properties:

Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square (1925) Washington, D.C.
Hotel fun fact: In the early 1800s, the site was one of Washington’s most prestigious hotels and was home to President Andrew Johnson as well as Woodrow Wilson before his inauguration.

The Graham Georgetown (1965) Washington, D.C.
Hotel fun fact: The Graham Georgetown is rumored to have been a regular haunt of Frank Sinatra, who enjoyed a particular suite that boasts an oversized deck.

A quote from the article:

“Each of these legendary historic hotels has contributed to our nation’s history,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “Each is unique and has a history worth exploring and experiencing. We are delighted to recognize these wonderful historic hotels. We applaud their community leaders, owners, management, and associates for making these hotels excellent examples of historic preservation and for being great stewards of the stories about world leaders, celebrities, and other luminaries who stayed in these hotels or were involved in the original use of these historic icons.”

Read the full article from Lodging

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