April 4, 2023
PORTLAND, ME – The Inn at Diamond Cove in Portland, Maine, announced it has been inducted into Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Inn at Diamond Cove is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
“Historic Hotels of America is delighted to induct The Inn at Diamond Cove, a Federal style hotel built in 1891,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We commend The Inn at Diamond Cove and the leadership team for their careful historic preservation work, stewardship and vision that will allow future generations of travelers to experience this unique historic destination.” The Inn at Diamond Cove is part of The Portland Collection and managed by Colwen Hotels, an award-winning Hospitality Company.
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has 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 recognized as having historic significance.
Josh Cushing, Regional Director of Operations, stated, “We are extremely excited to officially be a member of Historic Hotels of America, honoring the historic military importance of The Inn at Diamond Cove, now a tranquil Maine island destination off the shores of Portland, ME.”
The Inn at Diamond Cove is rich in history and architectural integrity. Built between 1891 and 1907, Fort McKinley was once used to defend Portland Harbor during the Spanish-American War. The Inn opened in 2015, following a careful restoration of the historic buildings that preserved its authentic details and original character while transforming the historic barracks into a holiday destination.