BATESVILLE - A 166-year-old hotel in Batesville has received a major honor. The Sherman, which reopened last spring, is one of 20 hotels throughout the country to be inducted into the Historic Hotels of America for 2017.

The Sherman was built in the early 1850s and was closed in January 2015. However, the property was acquired by HPH Hospitality LLC, which began renovations the following year.

To be eligible for induction, 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.

The other hotels inducted for 2017 include:

  • Publick House Historic Inn (1771) Sturbridge, Massachusetts
  • Inn at Willow Grove (1778) Orange, Virginia
  • The Cotton Sail Hotel (1852) Savannah, Georgia
  • Penn Wells Hotel (1869) Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • Antrim 1844 (1844) Taneytown, Maryland
  • Hotel del Coronado (1888) Coronado, California
  • Hyatt at the Bellevue (1904) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica (1912) Utica, New York
  • The Virginian Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton (1913) Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Water’s Edge Resort and Spa (1920s) Westbrook, Connecticut
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica (1921) Santa Monica, California
  • Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (1922) Syracuse, New York
  • Fairmont Olympic (1924) Seattle, Washington
  • Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square (1925) Washington, D.C.
  • The Queensbury Hotel (1926) Glens Falls, New York
  • Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton (1927) Saranac Lake, New York
  • The Statler (1956) Dallas, Texas
  • Alpenhof Lodge (1965) Teton Village, Wyoming
  • The Graham Georgetown (1965) Washington, D.C.

"Each of these legendary historic hotels has contributed to our nation’s history," said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "Each is unique and has a history worth exploring and experiencing. We are delighted to recognize these wonderful historic hotels. We applaud their community leaders, owners, management, and associates for making these hotels excellent examples of historic preservation and for being great stewards of the stories about world leaders, celebrities, and other luminaries that stayed in these hotels or was involved in the original use of these historic icons."

You can learn more about the history of The Sherman by clicking here.