Hotel Henry is excited to congratulate our neighbor, the Richardson Center Corporation, for being awarded the prestigious 2018 Driehaus Award for the redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Campus! The award features “the best of the best” in adaptive reuse as determined by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, presented at the national PastForward preservation conference.
The award celebrates industry-leading historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and the re-imagining of historic buildings for the future. The Driehaus Awards are bestowed upon distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meanings to communities by preserving their architectural and cultural heritage.
As the core project and first phase of development of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, Hotel Henry is honored to contribute to the preservation of an iconic Buffalo landmark. Owned and operated by a partnership of local hoteliers (CityInn Buffalo, LLC), Hotel Henry is an innovative Urban Resort Conference Center nestled within the historic footprint of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
“As creators, developers, and owners of Hotel Henry’s brand, we are proud that Hotel Henry’s success and international recognition will help to inspire other organizations to collaborate with the Richardson Center Corporation in future phases of development as independent leaseholders and our neighbors.” -Diana Principe, Hotel Henry Partner
Hotel Henry serves as a shining example of what an independent business owner or organization can accomplish within the striking spaces of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. Hotel Henry welcomes the community to explore the newly restored spaces with free self-guided tours, rotating public art exhibits, and welcoming, casual spaces to enjoy a book, work remotely, or gather and enjoy conversation. Grab a seasonal espresso drink from the 100 Acres Counters or a glass of wine from the Bar Room and enjoy during your exploration.
Winners of the Driehaus Awards are selected by an independent jury of national and international thought leaders selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation including historians, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critics, preservationists, and community activists. The National Trust for Historic Preservation (savingplaces.org) is a privately funded nonprofit organization that protects significant historic places that represent diverse cultural experiences. The National Trust is the leading voice for preservation in the United States, inspiring broad public support and taking direct action to save America’s historic places.
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