Washington, DC, April 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- This spring, members of National Trust Historic Hotels of America honor the country’s diverse and unique heritage by offering special packages and promotions during Preservation Month—May 2007. Each year, National Preservation Month promotes preservation efforts in big cities and small towns across the country. Offers range from historic walking tours and art-lovers weekends to romantic getaways and spa packages at some classic American hotels. A complete listing of more than 40 seasonal packages from Historic Hotels of America is featured at http://www.historichotels.org/press_release/4/58 (press room) or http://www.historichotels.org/spring_getaways (specials/packages page for consumers).
The following are selected samples.
Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan, P.R.
Walk in the steps of the conquistadors and discover Old San Juan, a 16th-century Spanish colonial city. Explore history and culture during a two-hour walking tour with a local expert (by appointment only). The three-night “Walk through History” package features deluxe accommodations, use of the fitness center, hotel signature bag, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres and walking tour. (Available May 1 – Nov. 30, 2007; $245 per couple, per night, three night minimum required.) http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/Hotel_El_Convento
The Peabody, Memphis, Tenn.
Zap your blues with a soul-stirring getaway to Memphis. The “Memphis 50 Years of Soul” package features one night’s lodging, tickets to STAX Museum of American Soul Music, tickets to the Memphis Rock ‘N Soul Museum, “Top of the Stax, Vol. 1” CD, donation to Stax Music Academy, valet parking and breakfast. (Available on an ongoing basis; $250 single occupancy, $310 double occupancy.) http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/The_Peabody
Hotel Viking, Newport, R.I.
Explore the rich history and elegance of the Gilded Age by discovering Newport’s historic summer homes. The all-inclusive “Newport Mansion” package features accommodations, breakfast for two, two admission tickets for up to five mansions, complimentary parking and gratuities. (Available on an ongoing basis; from $299 per night, double occupancy.) http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/The_Hotel_Viking
Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has identified more than 200 hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. To be selected for this 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. Reservations can be made though Historic Hotels of America at www.historichotels.org.