Holiday Historic Getaways From Historic Hotels of America(R)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Tis the season for holiday entertainment, skiing, shopping and toasting the New Year. Historic Hotels of America is offering 40 getaways with delightful packages for the holiday season.

The following samples are from a complete list of historic holiday specials and packages available at: http://www.historichotels.org/page/SpecialsPackages.htm.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Ga.

Christmas at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Ga., is a landmark experience. This Victorian treasure is magnificent during the holiday season. The Christmas package features traditional accommodations, full breakfast, Christmas stocking full of goodies and a special commemorative ornament. (Available from Nov. 27-Dec. 22, 2005; $135 per night, double occupancy; $125 per night, single occupancy.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotels/Jekyll_Island_Club_Hotel.htm

Mission Inn, Riverside, Calif.

Begin your holiday festivities with overnight accommodations at the distinctive Mission Inn in Riverside, Calif. The Festival of Lights package features lodging, cherry-stained commemorative photo album, two Mission Inn commuter mugs, $25 gift card and signature canvas bag. (Available from Nov. 25, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006; $295 per night, double occupancy.) http://www.historichotels.org/hotels/Mission_Inn.htm

The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

The Sweet Shopping package from The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., sweetens the holiday shopping experience. The package includes shuttle service to the Outlets at Hershey and Hershey’s Chocolate World along with shopping cards, gift-wrapping, and package delivery service. (Available Nov. 27-Dec. 22, 2005; From $433 per night, double occupancy. Youth and child prices available.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotels/The_Hotel_Hershey.htm

Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Fla.

Check into the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla., and check out America’s oldest city in its holiday splendor. Carolers and luminaries set the ancient Spanish plazas aglow. The Nights of Lights package includes a luxurious guest room, gourmet breakfast and champagne carriage ride. (Available from Nov. 19, 2005-Jan. 31, 2006; From $240 per night, double occupancy.) Visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotels/Casa_Monica_Hotel.htm

About Historic Hotels of America

Historic Hotels of America is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic Hotels has identified 210 hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architectural and ambiance. To be selected for this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. Reservations can be made though Historic Hotels of America http://www.historichotels.org/.

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