MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) Mobile’s Battle House Hotel is named America’s best historic hotel by the Historic Hotels of America, an online booking website.
Battle House Hotel and Spa, which first opened in 1852, won the top prize in the category of hotels with 201-400 rooms. The hotel reopened after a major restoration project in 2007 after being closed for 30 years.
“This is a great honor for the City of Mobile and the State of Alabama,” Margo Gilbert, general manager, said in a press released sent to WKRG News 5. “Our hotel blends the best in historic architecture and exceptional service provided by the best hospitality experts you will find anywhere,” said Gilbert.
Other finalists for the award included:
- The Willard InterContinental (1818) Washington, DC
- The Historic Menger Hotel (1859) San Antonio, Texas
- West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort (1902) West Baden, Indiana
- The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton (1904) Atlanta, Georgia
- Hotel Du Pont (1913) Wilmington, Delaware
- The Skirvin Hilton (1913) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Francis Marion Hotel (1924) Charleston, South Carolina
- The Fairfax at Embassy Row (1927) Washington, DC
- Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (1965) Kohala Coast, Hawaii