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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza And Orchids At Palm Court Honored With Awards Of Excellence By Historic Hotels Of America
October 08, 2014
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored with two prestigious awards at the Historic Hotels of America annual conference. Managing Director Michel Sheer was named Historic Hotelier of the Year, and Orchids at Palm Court, the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, was named Best Historic Restaurant.
"We are thrilled to have been recognized at this year's Historic Hotels of America conference," said Sheer, a 24-year veteran of the hotel. "As founding members of the organization, we have a special view of how important the history of our community of hotels are to the story of both our nation and the communities we serve. We were especially pleased to have Orchids at Palm Court and the excellent work of Todd Kelly, our executive chef and director of food and beverage, and his team recognized with the Best Historic Restaurant distinction. The hotel's remarkable ambiance has been a great canvas for Chef Kelly to deliver our remarkable service and products. I'm honored to have been chosen as Historic Hotelier of the Year. I see this award as a testament to all of the great team members I work with and I am especially thankful for the support of our excellent owners group."
Each year, Historic Hotels of America honors, encourages and recognizes the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers and leadership practices. The Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels demonstrating the highest contribution to furthering the celebration of history and demonstrating leadership and innovation. The Historic Hotelier of the Year is presented to an individual who demonstrates the highest contribution to furthering the celebration of history at historic hotels as well as leadership and innovation.
The Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel is presented to the restaurant in association with a historic hotel that offers delicious cuisine, a historical atmosphere, and superlative customer service. The hotels were nominated by fellow members, past award recipients and honorees. A panel of experts judged and weighed the nominees in each category in order to determine a winner.
About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world. Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S.
Accolades and awards include:
- OpenTable's #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. in 2014
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years
- American Automobile Association's (AAA) coveted four-diamond award
- Forbes rated Four Stars
- Cincinnati Magazine's Best Restaurant in Cincinnati - five consecutive years
- Zagat Survey's choice for Cincinnati's "Top Overall Restaurant" for three consecutive years
- Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization
- Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels & Resorts Signature Chef - one of just six in the U.S.A.
- American Culinary Federation's Award of Excellence - 2007 & 2013
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.
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 was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 260 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 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. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.
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