WASHINGTON, D.C. – Historic Hotels of America® and Historic Hotels Worldwide® are participating with multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and Travel Detective television host, Peter Greenberg for the Hotels with a Past series. Hotels with a Past is a Peter Greenberg Worldwide featured video that highlights and revels the untold stories of the world’s most iconic hotels. Peter Greenberg and his expert correspondents go inside historic hotels to uncover the stories and bring a whole newsletter understanding and awareness of these grand icons, where the past, present and future converge.
Hotels with a Past is distributed across multiple web and social media platforms. Videos are also broadcast on The Travel Detective show on PBS, posted on PeterGreenberg.com, HuffingtonPost.com, and made available on YouTube. Hotels filmed to date include French Lick Resort (1845) in French Lick, Indiana, The Omni Homestead Resort (1766) in Hot Springs, Virginia, and The Buccaneer (1653) St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Plaza (1907) in New York, New York and Hotel Raffles(1887) in Singapore.
A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News has come and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms. Greenberg hosts a television show, The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg, airing on Public Television across the United States. The series offers 42 half-hour episodes with cutting-edge travel information and insider tips you need to know before you ever leave home. It also showcases hidden gem destinations across the country, and around the world. In 2016, Peter Greenberg was awarded the Historic Hotels of America Journalist of the Year.
“Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide are thrilled to be collaborating with Peter Greenberg to increase the recognition and celebration of many iconic and legendary historic hotels through his Hotels With A Past series,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “Historic hotels appeal to all types of travelers from millennials to seniors. Whether celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic escape, or looking for a great family getaway, historic hotels are chance to create lasting memories. Hotels With A Past will feature many of the most legendary historic places where history has been written.”
In addition to his work as Travel Editor for CBS News, Peter Greenberg’s multiple media platforms include video (TV and digital), radio, social media networks, books, articles, blogs, newsletters and websites, reaching millions every day. Peter Greenberg Worldwide is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program highlighting different destinations and featuring both local and national travel news guests. The Travel Detective series on Public Television serves to inform and influence millions of discriminating travelers as they make their choices about where to play, to work and to live.
“Great travel is, at its core, great storytelling, and the great historic hotels of the world have the great stories” said Peter Greenberg. “Experiencing these hotels and their stories allows travelers to put their experiences into a sense of place, a sense of perspective, and of course it gives each trip added meaning.”
Peter Greenberg’s audience is comprised of that hard-to-reach highly educated and affluent sector of Americans who have the time, the interest and the disposable income to travel. They are not aspirational consumers; they hit the road and see the world.
About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America has more than 300 historic hotels that have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, 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; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. To learn more, please visit HistoricHotels.org.
About Historic Hotels Worldwide®
Washington, DC based Historic Hotels Worldwide® is a prestigious collection of more than 260 historic treasures, including historic hotels, castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning more than ten centuries. Historic Hotels Worldwide recognizes authentic cultural treasures that demonstrate exemplary historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine. To be nominated and selected, historical lodging properties must be at least 75 years old; utilize historic accommodations; serve as the former home or be located on the grounds of the former home of famous persons or significant location for an event in history; be located in or within walking distance to a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of historic event, or a historic city center; be recognized by a local preservation organization or national trust; and display historic memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance. To be selected in the United States for inclusion in Historic Hotels Worldwide, a hotel must meet the above criteria plus be a member of Historic Hotels of America. For more information, please visit HistoricHotelsWorldwide.com.
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