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A collection of recent press, awards and accolades, and internal updates highlighting our team members and properties.

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Westin Philadelphia Completes Transformation

May 4, 2019

The Westin Philadelphia just completed a renovation of its 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space which features one of the largest ballrooms in Philadelphia. A second phase of scheduled upgrades are coming next for the restaurant, lobby and guest rooms.

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Sheraton Miami Partners with Dan Marino Foundation

May 1, 2019

It gives us great pride to share that the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel partnered with the Dan Marino Foundation, whose mission is empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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HHM Celebrates Earth Day

April 22, 2019

At EarthView, we believe the impact of our everyday decisions compound on each other, so that when we make even small changes, as a whole, these changes can still truly create a more sustainable planet.

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Pan Pacific Featured in USA Today 10 Best

April 2, 2019

The Pan Pacific Hotel was named one of the top 10 places to stay in Seattle.

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The Whitney Featured in Boston Magazine

March 25, 2019

Peregrine, opening in May at the Whitney Hotel, was featured in the 11 Most Anticipated Spring 2019 Restaurant Openings around Boston.

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The Cadillac Featured in Town & Country Magazine

March 19, 2019

The Cadillac was highlighted as one of the most impressive luxury hotels in Miami for its fantastic guest service and experience.

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EarthView Featured at Nareit ESG Forum

March 1, 2019

Hersha’s long-standing commitment to environmental and community stewardship was outlined in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019.

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HHM Acquires HGI Hershey

February 28, 2019

In late February, HHM welcomed the Hilton Garden Inn Hershey to its portfolio. The Central Pennsylvania hotel features 112 guest rooms and nearly 1,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.

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February 25, 2019

Sandra Cardona, Vice President of Capital Planning & Development, draws on her personal and professional background to be a versatile leader for Hersha.

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Hotel Figueroa Featured in Travel + Leisure

February 22, 2019

Hotel Figueroa was listed on Travel + Leisure’s “It List 2019: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World.”

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The Rittenhouse Rated Best Hotel in Philadelphia

February 7, 2019

U.S. News & World Report named The Rittenhouse Hotel #1 in Best Hotels in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse was commended for their impeccable service, gracious staff, and old-fashioned elegance that create a truly memorable guest experience.

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EarthView Wins Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

January 23, 2019

Hersha’s EarthView program, along with three other entries, won the new Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) Adrian Award for Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Global Traveler Features St. Gregory Hotel

January 18, 2019

Like many other HHM properties, the St. Gregory Hotel recently added a pet program to welcome four-legged guests, which was featured in Global Traveler.

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Travel + Leisure Names Parrot Key Best New Hotel

January 3, 2019

Parrot Key Hotel & Villas was named by Travel + Leisure as one of The Best New Hotels to Book Around the World in 2019.

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Cadillac Hotel Highlighted by The Miami Herald

December 26, 2018

According to The Herald, the historic Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in mid-Beach is back in business after a yearlong multimillion-dollar renovation.

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Eater Boston Features The Envoy's Rooftop Igloos

Published on December 12, 2018

The Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop was featured in Eater Boston as one of the top places to visit in Boston this winter season.

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St. Gregory Hosts DC Modern Luxury Event

December 1, 2018

The St. Gregory Hotel hosted DC Modern Luxury’s Dynamic Women’s cocktail party on November 19th.   The annual event honored 12 of the District’s most elite women who empower and shape the city’s landscape.

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Jay Shah Named Hotelier of the World

November 13, 2018

Nominated and elected by a group of his industry peers, Hersha Hospitality Trust CEO Jay H. Shah was named 2018 HOTELS Magazine’s Corporate Hotelier of the World. “It is a privilege to accept this honor on behalf of our teams,” said Jay H. Shah. “This award was won by our associates and belongs to them.”

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Two Leaders Featured as ‘GMs to Watch’

November 5, 2018

Hotel Management Magazine listed two HHM General Managers in their recent ‘GMs to Watch’ feature; Regina Bryant from Larkspur Landing Folsom and Joe Mellia from The Envoy, an Autograph Collection by Marriott.

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HHM Launches Parrot Key Hotel & Villas

November 1, 2018

After an extensive renovation, HHM recently relaunched the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas in Key West, FL. The property has a brand new, refined, and completely refreshed look while still staying true to their original spirit.

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HHM Welcomes DoubleTree in Atlanta

October 19, 2018

HHM is excited to announce the newest addition to the portfolio, the 220 room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport. The hotel marks the organization’s return to Georgia and its first DoubleTree.

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Renovation of St. Gregory Hotel Complete

October 16, 2018

Earlier this fall, HHM completed a total renovation of the guest rooms at The St. Gregory Hotel in Dupont Circle. Since becoming part of HHM, the hotel has entirely transformed into Washington’s perfect locale for the modern-day traveler.

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Six Hersha Leaders Featured in Hotel Management Magazine

October 11, 2018

HHM and Hersha Trust are excited to congratulate our winners of Hotel Management Magazine’s Thirty Under 30 List.

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EarthView and Waterboys Team Up to Create "Hersha Well"

October 9, 2018

On October 1st, HHM began working towards building a ‘Hersha Well’ for a community in Tanzania.  The Hersha Well will provide local access to life-sustaining water for nearly 7,500 people. HHM will donate $1 from the sale of each EarthView water bottle that is purchased at our hotels.

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Sanctuary Beach Resort Featured in U.S. News and World Report

October 3, 2018

The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA was included on the 30 Relaxing Meditation Retreats Around the World.

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Chef Tatiana Rosana Wins Chopped

September 14, 2018

Boston Magazine features Outlook Kitchen and Bar chef Tatiana Rosana, who recently won Food Network’s Chopped.

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HHM Welcomes Two Additional Hotels

August 29, 2018

We are excited to announce two new additions to the portfolio, the Hyatt Place Houston/Sugar Land and the AC Hotels by Marriott Kansas City Westport. The Hyatt Place Sugar Land has 214 guest rooms and is located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, TX. The AC has 123 rooms and provides a stylish, urban retreat in the heart of the historic Westport District in Kansas City, MO.

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CNN Names The Rittenhouse a Best Hotel

August 28, 2018

CNN describes The Rittenhouse Hotel as a “luxe property overlooking the bustling, tree-lined square.” The hotel just recently completed a redesign of all 118 rooms and suites.

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The Cadillac Launches

August 22, 2018

The iconic and reimagined Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club opens on Miami Beach today after an extensive renovation and rebranding. Now a luxury hotel, Cadillac joins Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels, and becomes HHM’s fifth Autograph hotel.

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Hotel Figueroa Celebrates 92 Years

August 14, 2018

On August 14, 2018, Hotel Figueroa celebrated its 92nd Birthday with more than 900 attendees circulating to sample wood-fired paella, slow roasted ribeye, and gintonicos conceptualized by James Beard award nominee Chef Casey Lane and famed cocktailer Dushan Zaric.

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The Envoy Hotel Featured in Condé Nast

August 3, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler recently listed The Envoy Hotel as one of the best hotels in Boston.

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Food & Wine Highlights Lacroix’s Unique Menu

July 27, 2018

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Hotel and Chef Jon Cichon were quoted in Food & Wine on their one-ingredient tasting menu.

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Hersha Named a Best Place to Work

July 3, 2018

For the second straight year, Hersha was listed by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Best Place to Work.

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Cadillac Hotel Featured in DuJour Magazine

June 24, 2018

HHM’s Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club was recently featured in a full-page story in the summer issue of DuJour Magazine.

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Naveen Kakarla Featured in USA Today

June 12, 2018

Naveen Kakarla, President & CEO of HHM, gives unique perspective on Marriott International’s plans to revamp the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts brand.

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HHM Builds International Travel at IPW Convention

June 2, 2018

HHM leaders represent the portfolio of hotels at the IPW annual convention held in Denver, Co welcoming over 6,000 attendees from 70 countries.

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Hersha's 2017 EarthView Sustainability Report

May 31, 2018

In 2017, Hersha’s award-winning EarthView® sustainability program completed its seventh successful year, reinforcing our belief that environmental and community stewardship are integral in maintaining and building a successful and growing enterprise.

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Sandra Cardona Honored at Bisnow's Power Women Event

May 21, 2018

Bisnow’s Power Women initiative honors top-level executives and industry leaders who shape commercial real estate.

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HHM Boasts 11 Conde Nast Traveler Nominees

May 15, 2018

HHM is proud to announce that 11 properties have been nominated for a prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award.

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Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club Named a Top Spring Travel Experience

May 8, 2018

Harper’s Bazaar included Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in a global listing of top travel experiences this spring.

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Skift News Features Hotel 48Lex’s Service Evolution

April 17, 2018

As technology continues to transform the hotel industry, one fixture remains a puzzling constant: the front desk.

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The Envoy Hotel Featured in Thirsty Magazine

April 4, 2018

Thirsty Magazine, a guide to the best bars and drinks in major cities, featured The Envoy Hotel in a recent article.

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HHM Welcomes the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

April 1, 2018

HHM is excited to announce the newest addition to the portfolio, the 150 room Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Its prime location is within walking distance of historic downtown Annapolis. The hotel originally opened in 1967 as the Annapolis Statler Hilton Inn and is now a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

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Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette Receives Rave Review on Forbes

March 28, 2018

Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette at The Sanctuary Beach Resort received praise from a Forbes contributor, complimenting Chef Baron’s fresh and local cuisine.

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Envoy Hotel's Chef Tatiana Featured in FSR Magazine's 40 Under 40

March 23, 2018

FSR Magazine names Chef Tatiana Rosana of The Envoy Hotel a 40 under 40 restaurant star on the rise.

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Sandra Cardona Featured in American Builders Quarterly

March 19, 2018

Sandra Cardona, VP of Development & Capital Planning, talks about her background in architecture and current role with Hersha.

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Conde Nast Traveler Highlights Sanctuary Beach Resort

March 7, 2018

In a list of great spring break trips to book for 2018, Condé Nast Traveler highlights Sanctuary Beach Resort as a top lodging option in Monterey.

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Outlook Kitchen & Bar Cocktail Featured in Town & Country

March 1, 2018

A cocktail served at Outlook Kitchen & Bar was highlighted in Town & Country Magazine’s list of 24 best brunch cocktails.