Historic Hotels of America® Commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial with Website Enhancements

New website features Civil War-dedicated packages, experiences, and more

WASHINGTON--()--To commemorate the four years of observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Historic Hotels of America® has unveiled enhancements to its new interactive website featuring over 100 Civil War hotel packages and Hot Deals plus 500 Experiences.

Whether taking a journey to a Civil War event in South Carolina or experiencing a Civil War getaway to Pennsylvania, Historic Hotels of America’s Civil War Hot Deals section features packages closely linked to this important period in history.

When searching through the Experiences section on historichotels.org, visitors will find Civil War packages at hotels near more than 100 Civil War Battlefields, including Antietam, Maryland, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; 180 Civil War Programs with topics such as art and music; 150 Civil War Tours through Manassas in Virginia or Fort Sumter in South Carolina; 140 Civil War Re-Enactments from battles to living history demonstrations; and 60 Civil War Lectures ranging from clothing to weapons.

“These website enhancements allow travelers to have fun navigating and exploring Civil War packages while learning more about battlefields, historic homes, the Underground Railroad, and more,” said Thierry Roch, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America.

Guests who book on historichotels.org through September 30, 2011, will receive a one-year family membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Benefits include: 10 percent discount at participating Historic Hotels of America, discounted admission to over 600 historic places worldwide, subscription to Preservation magazine, and advance notice of special offers and historic experiences.*

Historic Hotels of America’s Civil War website enhancements are constantly expanding. Travelers are invited to check back often to find exciting journeys in history. Learn more on www.historichotels.org.

About Historic Hotels of America®

Historic Hotels of America® was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation® with 32 charter members. In 2007, Preferred Hotel Group partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to grow and enhance Historic Hotels of America. With more than 235 hotels that have faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, or recognized as having historic significance. Historic Hotels of America partners with Historic Hotels of Europe, a federation of 21 hotel associations in 21 countries, and with Historic Hotels of Mexico, an association of hotels and restaurants located in buildings of historical significance including haciendas, palaces, monasteries, convents, fortresses, country estates. For more information, please visit www.historichotels.org.

For high-resolution imagery or to receive a Civil War Website Enhancement Fact Sheet, please contact Gina Galatro at ggalatro@historichotels.org.

*One family membership per household, non transferable, no cash value, no refunds. Benefits are subject to availability and advance reservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation discounts are available at participating hotels after initial booking and membership are confirmed and processed. Booking must be made on historichotels.org. This promotion is valid through September 30, 2011, and limited to new members.

Contacts

Historic Hotels of America
Gina Galatro, +1-646-465-9778
Manager, Marketing Communications
Fax: +1-212-541-7245
ggalatro@historichotels.org

Release Summary

This release is to announce the new Civil War website enhancement we have unveiled on our new website. The enhancement includes packages and experiences directly relating to the Civil War.

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Contacts

Historic Hotels of America
Gina Galatro, +1-646-465-9778
Manager, Marketing Communications
Fax: +1-212-541-7245
ggalatro@historichotels.org