BETHLEHEM, PA – December 5, 2013 – Hotel
Bethlehem General Manager Dennis Costello was honored at The Historic Hotels of
America 2013 Annual Awards on November 21 at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee as its Historic Hotelier of the Year.
“To say this is an honor is an understatement.
I’m floored!,” said Costello. “I knew I’d been nominated along with many other
great hoteliers but I had no idea I would win. This is akin to being chosen
Baseball Manager of the Year! But I know I could have never received this honor
without a fantastic team and strong, supportive hotel owners. The passion and
professionalism of our staff and ownership is reflected in this award.” Costello
has been the hotel’s general manager since 2005.
Awards were presented to an audience of hotel owners,
senior management, invited media, industry leaders, and representatives from historic
hotels across America. Candidates were nominated by fellow members, past award recipients,
and honorees. Award winners were chosen by the 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 has more than
244 historic hotels that include luminaries such as The Waldorf Astoria, The
Hershey Hotel and The Williamsburg Inn. These historic hotels have all
faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural
integrity in the United States of America, including the U.S. Virgin Islands
and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly
independently owned and operated properties. www.HistoricHotels.org
Costello was also honored in October by the
region’s designated destination marketing organization, Discover Lehigh Valley,
for his past two years as chairman of its board of directors, on which he will
continue to serve as a member.
The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem,
Pa., in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district. The
Hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. Experience
world-class service, charming guest accommodations and award-winning cuisine,
all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741. Visit www.HotelBethlehem.com for