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The Hotel Hershey Awarded 2018 “Best Historic Resort” by Historic Hotels of America, Historic Hotels Worldwide

The Hotel Hershey has been named “Best Historic Resort” by Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. The Hotel was selected from six nominated properties for the award, which is presented annually to an historic resort that best celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional customer hospitality and service.

The Hotel Hershey was honored on Nov. 1 at a special ceremony and gala at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The award was presented before an audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from across America and from around the world. Honors were awarded in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and more. Award recipients were selected from nominations received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients and leadership from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.

Bill Hendrix, general manager of The Hotel Hershey
Every day is an honor to represent and work at this beautiful resort created by our company’s founder, Milton S. Hershey. Our team is proud to be named ‘Best Historic Resort’ by Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. To be recognized by these organizations and our industry peers is representative of the hospitality our employees provide day in and day out.
Bill Hendrix, general manager of The Hotel Hershey

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 Hershey is situated high atop the town of Hershey and features a Mediterranean design, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey full service spa, majestic formal gardens, fountains, reflecting pools and terraces. The property is also a member of Historic Hotels of America. Opened in 1934 by Milton S. Hershey, The Circular is The Hotel Hershey’s flagship restaurant. The Circular restaurant serves upscale casual cuisine and innovative cocktails in a unique atmosphere.

The following is The Hotel Hershey’s Nomination for “Best Historic Resort.”

Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind destination with rich history. The Hotel was built in 1933 and features 276 rooms and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The Hotel was a part of Milton Hershey’s vision for a model town with a plethora of job opportunities, comfortable homes for purchase or rent, a good public school system, and recreational and cultural opportunities. The Hotel honors Mr. Hershey’s legacy by creating a unique experience for all guests in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth, where guests are able to partake in endless activities throughout their stay, including an innovative 18-hole Putting Course, Segway tours, falconry, more than 5.5 miles of hiking trails, a Cocoa Kids’ Club, and so much more.

Another benefit to staying at The Hotel Hershey is its affiliation with Hersheypark (another historical site in Hershey), as an Official Resort of Hersheypark. Mr. Hershey founded the Park in 1906 as a picnic and pleasure grounds for his employees, complete with an athletic field and grandstand, small lake for boating and canoeing, picnic tables and benches, and swings and slides. Today, Hersheypark has evolved into 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 enjoy exclusive VIP benefits, including the best prices on Hersheypark tickets, early access to select rides at the Park an hour before its opening, free shuttle service to the Park, and much more.

Finally, chocolate touches can be seen all over The Hotel, so our guests are constantly reminded of the ‘sweet’ origin of the town of Hershey, PA, including the Hershey’s bar received at check-in, chocolate-scented amenities, and even the Chocolate Martini available throughout the restaurants at The Hotel, including our AAA Four-Diamond award-winning restaurant, The Circular. If guests wish to further indulge in chocolate, they can make an appointment at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, our Forbes Four-Star spa known for its signature chocolate treatments. Guests may also enjoy Hotel history tours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. where they may learn about the resort’s ‘sweet’ historical facts. The Hotel prides itself on its signature service and abundant amenities, earning the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award for the 38th consecutive year, as well as the Forbes Four-Star award for the last 34 years.