SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been awarded the Best Historic Hotel in America Award of Excellence in the 400+ room category by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America.
The 2016 Award of Excellence was presented to the Palace at a ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. A program of the non-profit National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America only accepts hotels that have been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the hotels must be recognized as having historic significance and be at least 50 years old.
Originally established in 1875 and reopened in 1909, the Palace is San Francisco’s first-ever luxury hotel. The hotel features original architectural elements from 1909 such as the Garden Court, the Maxfield Parrish Pied Piper of Hamelin painting, the Gold Service China and a collection of vintage crystal chandeliers. The hotel offers groups 44,000 sq. ft. of function space with 23 meeting rooms and four executive boardrooms.