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Lord Jeffery Inn Wins Sustainability Champion Award

AMHERST — The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst has received the 2014 Sustainability Champion Award from Historic Hotels of America at the 2014 Awards of Excellence. The 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner took place at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa. on Oct. 2. The Lord Jeffery Inn is one of more than 250 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambience.

“We are delighted to honor the Lord Jeffery Inn in winning the Sustainability Champion Award,” said Larry Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “This award-winning hotel represents the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a number of categories. We give them congratulations and wish them best success.”

Award recipients were selected from nominees received from across America from historic hotels, historic-preservation supporters, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. As the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by Historic Hotels of America for our efforts to implement innovative green initiatives at the Lord Jeff while maintaining historic preservation,” said Robert Reeves, general manager of the Lord Jeffery Inn. “We are proud of the extensive, state-of-the-art green features throughout the facility that have dramatically improved energy efficiency and reduced the inn’s carbon footprint.”

The Lord Jeffery Inn is owned by the Amherst Inn Co., an affiliate of Amherst College. Waterford Hotel Group currently provides hotel management services for inn.

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