Historic Hotel Bethlehem #1 leading into last week of USA Today Voting

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Bethlehem, PA (August 11 , 2022) – There are only a few days left to vote for local landmark Historic Hotel Bethlehem in the USA Today Best Historic Hotels contest. “A win for Historic Hotel Bethlehem is a win for the entire Lehigh Valley,” said hotel Managing Partner Bruce Haines. “Tourism is a major economic driver for our communities.”

This is the fourth consecutive year USA Today travel experts have nominated the iconic location. Last year, the hotel took top honors and, with community support, the hotel team hopes that this year they will hold on to that crown. Haines said, “We’re thankful the hotel holds such a special place in people’s hearts. Hosting a century of weddings, anniversaries, nonprofit galas, and other special events, means Hotel B is woven into the fabric of many people’s lives.”

Historic Hotel Bethlehem maintained the #1 spot in the leaderboard since voting began earlier this month. During this week, the final week of voting, the leaderboard remains dark so no one can see who is ahead. “Not being able to see the leaderboard adds a layer of excitement that we hope keeps people engaged in voting daily,” said Director of Room Sales and Guest Experience Kelly Ronalds.

“What better way to celebrate our 100th anniversary than once again being named the number one historic hotel in America. With our community’s support, I’m sure we can get there,” smiled Haines.

How to Vote
To vote, visit www.votehotelb.com. Individuals can vote daily through August 15 at noon. USA Today will announce the winners on August 26.

Hotel History
Historic Hotel Bethlehem opened in May of 1922 as a 200 room community hotel. Prior to Historic Hotel Bethlehem, multiple structures occupied the property. In 1741, Moravians constructed the “First House of Bethlehem” on the land. In 1823, The Golden Eagle Hotel opened and remained until 1919. In its last days, The Golden Eagle Hotel served as a convalescent home for soldiers returning from World War I.

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce sold shares of the hotel to local residents. This was key in bringing the vision of Bethlehem Steel President Charles Schwab’s vision to light for a grand hotel to Main Street in Bethlehem. Since the roaring ‘20s, Historic Hotel Bethlehem has been a vital community hub. It has hosted presidents, celebrities and thousands of local weddings, anniversaries, proms, galas, and special events as the social center of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.

About The Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Historic Hotel Bethlehem, located in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Guests enjoy the hotel’s original 1922 elegance in its 125 guest rooms and suites along with the grandeur of the lobby, restaurants and multiple ballrooms. In addition, it offers an Executive Conference Center, Ladies Boutique Shoppe, and Hotel B Ice Cream Parlor. The hotel is affiliated with Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2021, USA Today named Historic Hotel Bethlehem the Best Historic Hotel in the Nation.” For more information visit hotelbethlehem.com.

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