Morris Inn receives Historic Hotels of America designation
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that the Morris Inn had been selected as a member of the Historic Hotels of America program.
According to a University press release, the Morris Inn was selected for “preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.”
A hotel must be more than 50 years old and be designated by the Secretary of the Interior to achieve the status of a historic hotel, the press release stated.
“It is a privilege to deliver our signature higher degree of hospitality on this storied campus in support of the University of Notre Dame, and our entire team is thrilled to join the Historic Hotels of America family in our shared mission to celebrate each property’s unique sense of place,” hotel manager Joe Kurth said in a statement to the University.
The Hotel was dedicated in 1952 as a gift from alumnus Ernest M. Morris.