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Historic hotels throughout the nation are celebrating love and romance this winter. A variety of packages and offerings are available for travelers in the mood for a romantic rendezvous. Visit HistoricHotels.org to view over 3,000 unique packages and experiences, including specialty romantic packages. Historic hotels are romantic year round so you can celebrate love, in all its forms whenever you and your loved ones desire.

Historic Hotels of America has stories and history of romance and love. Here is a sampling of some of the noteworthy and romantic stories and celebrities who have stayed at member hotels.

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco has been turning moments into memories since 1907 and has inspired romantic books and movies for nearly a century. In addition, The Fairmont San Francisco’s Venetian Room was the venue where the legendary Tony Bennett debuted his version of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the hotel coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience. This luxury hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings, and personalized special occasions of the century. This stunning hotel is the perfect place for guests to stage their own love story.



In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, a desert retreat and "home away from home" ranch school for girls. The prestigious school’s roster boasted some of the country’s most elite families: Vanderbilt, Pillsbury, and Westinghouse, to name a few. In 1948, Hacienda Del Sol was converted into a guest ranch that immediately attracted the Silver Screen’s most notable stars, among them John Wayne and Clark Gable. Legend has it that Hacienda’s Casita Grande was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Today, the story continues, with simple pleasures, subtle beauty, and charming hospitality at this classic Arizona resort – lovingly renovated to preserve its historic roots – while providing guests with every amenity.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa
in Highlands North Carolina was ranked the #2 Most Romantic Hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor reviewers in 2012. The Inn is a favorite a destination for weddings, elopements, and vow renewals. The backdrop of the beautiful Sunset Rock with a panoramic view of the spectacular mountains provides for a romantic setting for all. A regular guest at the Old Edwards Inn from Atlanta credits the Inn with saving his marriage — many times over! They have two young children, and they escape to the mountains and Old Edwards Inn several times per year to relax in the spa, enjoy dinner in Madison’s Restaurant, and listen to Cy Timmons in Hummingbird Lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Waldorf - Astoria Hotel has been known as the epicenter of New York’s cultural, social, and political life since it opened its famed doors in 1931. Not only was the hotel host to many legends, including Marilyn Monroe, Cole Porter, and Frank Sinatra, it has also been the setting of numerous romances. The Waldorf Astoria has been home to many of Hollywood’s golden couples; Jack and Jackie Kennedy spent their wedding night in a Waldorf Towers suite. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco celebrated their engagement at the hotel. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor maintained their New York residence in The Towers, moving in when the Duke relinquished his throne for the woman he loved. That suite remains one of the hotel’s most coveted spaces, rightly named The Royal Suite, which was refurbished to emulate the Windsor’s former residence.

Long before director Charles Reisner chose Dartmouth College Winter Carnival as the setting for his tangled romance, the 1939 film "Winter Carnival," Hanover and The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth College have seen many hearts won and lost. As The Hanover Inn welcomes back alumni from the era of the film and at the same time helps recent grads plan their weddings at the Inn, the stories of Dartmouth romance walk hand in hand with the hotel’s history. The wife of a Class of ’42 grad remembered filling a letter to Hanover with the paper "kisses" streamers from a bag of chocolates. Another alum recalled sitting in a rocker on the front porch of the Inn the first time he glimpsed the woman who would be his wife as she crossed Wheelock Street.

The Heathman Hotel
in Portland, Oregon is a captivating destination for a romantic getaway. The hotel has been named one of the "World's Best Places to Stay" by Condé Nast Traveler. The Heathman Hotel served as one of the settings in the popular and romantically themed 50 Shades of Grey book. The Heathman Hotel has many extravagant and romantic services and packages available for guests with romance in mind.




The Green Park Inn , located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina has been host to many famous guests serving as a getaway far from the "prying eyes" of the public. One of the most famous guests who stayed at the Inn on a romantic rendezvous was Marilyn Monroe. The staff at the Green Park Inn still isn’t quite sure who was the dashing young gentleman that slipped into her room during the evening, and then slipped out shortly before dawn. Guests at the Inn have conjured up some guesses but the mystery still remains. The Green Park Inn provides a romantic setting for all guests, on weekends enjoy the warm and elegant living room while listening to the sounds of local legend, Charlie Ellis, on piano.

"The stories and history, unique to each hotel, is what makes staying at a Historic Hotel of America a distinctive and memorable travel experience," said Thierry Roch, executive director of Historic Hotels of America. "Along with a high level of service, our members offer both experiences and packages that provide the leisure traveler a sense of place and character. The customer experience is enhanced as a result."

Travelers can select from over 3,000 dynamic hotel packages, extraordinary historic experiences, and hot deals found exclusively on HistoricHotels.org. Historic Hotels of America is committed to providing guests with the lowest published rates online, as a part of the Price Match Guarantee. If a lower rate is found on another website within 24 hours of booking a reservation, simply submit a claim form and the lower rate will be honored. For terms and conditions, please refer to http://www.historichotels.org/price-match-guarantee.php.
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