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The Carolina Inn Recognized by Historic Hotels of America

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (December 2012) – The Carolina Inn recently received a Historic Hotels of America “Best Practices: Memorabilia & Special Displays Award” for 2012.

The award recognized the Inn’s innovative displays which allow guests to experience the hotel’s inherent history.

The 2012 award recipients were honored at the 23rd annual Historic Hotels of America conference last month in California.

“The Inn is indeed a very special place,” said general manager Jack Schmidt. “We are fortunate to have a historian like Ken Zogry and others who help bring almost nine decades of stories to life in many different forms. This award is a testament to their collective passion for this historic hotel.”

About the Carolina Inn
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit