Molly Schau | February 19, 2017
The Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame has been selected for membership in the Historic Hotels of America program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The AAA Four Diamond Morris Inn is one of just 295 hotels and resorts throughout the country that have been recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. The new designation comes as the inn joins celebrating Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary.
“Travel can either be a simple commodity to maximize available time from one place to another, or it can incorporate a destination designed to enhance the journey,” according to Joe Kurth, the hotel’s general manager. “It is a privilege to deliver our signature higher degree of hospitality on this storied campus in support of the University of Notre Dame, and our entire team is thrilled to join the Historic Hotels of America family in our shared mission to celebrate each property’s unique sense of place.”
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, have 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 be recognized as having historic significance.
“We are delighted to induct Morris Inn, built in 1952, to Historic Hotels of America,” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We welcome the Morris Inn and their leadership team into Historic Hotels of America.”