29 January 2009

Zagat Rated in 2009 - Century House


Century House

Hi Nantucket lovers and Century House guests:

We are now Zagat Rated 2009 and one of the only three Nantucket Island accommodations to be featured in Zagat. Click on the above logo to view our inn in Zagat. We look forward to seeing you in Nantucket in summer 2009.

"In addition to becoming the world's best-selling publisher of restaurant guides, Zagat Survey has developed business relationships with thousands of leading companies. Acura, Bank of America, Citigroup, The Coca-Cola Company, Diageo, Merck, Merrill Lynch, MGM, Microsoft, The New York Times, Pfizer, Sony, Toyota, Verizon, Visa, Wellpoint and many others have commissioned customized guides for their customers or have sponsored Zagat content in various media." zagat.com

"Over the years, Zagat Surveys have won universal applause. For example, the Newhouse Syndicate has called Zagat Survey "the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable guides ever published," while The New York Times called Zagat Survey "a necessity second only to a valid credit card." " zagat.com

Zagat's mission is "to be the most trusted, useful, up-to-date, fun-to-read source for quality dining, travel and leisure activities, enabling savvy customers to share their experiences, make smart decisions and take action." zagat.com

Thank you for your love and support and loyalty of over 175 years.

Best to all,
Otilia

16 January 2009

Weddings. Nantucket Style.

Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg
Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg

We host intimate Weddings.
Comfortably, Privately and One at a Time.

Welcome to Nantucket Island, MA! You are now in the premier spot for events and most of all for an unforgetable wedding celebration. Hydrangeas, the famous Nantucket reds, Nantucket baskets, the lighthouse, footprints and cobblestones. Those are all part of a stereo-typical Nantucket wedding. A more private sophsticated celebration, your way, your style is best. If a wedding is not in your schedule, you can plan to elope. We have plenty of those at Century House as well. Most of them we don't discuss since they are surprises to the extended family. Who doesn't dream of saying "Hey, we got married over the weekend! We eloped!" Nantucket is classier in its own way than Las Vegas after all. Just ship in your wedding dress. One couple last year spent a couple days at the inn, woke up on a quiet Saturday morning and off they were to get hitched. We didn't even know about it until I saw her walking downstairs in a wedding gown. She, in a beautiful classy white wedding dress, he in a black suit and a hat. Just the two of them, away from the hustle and bustle of life. "We wanted just the two of us, on a quiet morning, away from everything," the bride sayd. The bride carried a small bouquet from Flowers on Chestnut, one of our favorites. They had their photographer and their little ceremony by Brant Point Lighthouse. Perfection in Two. Read the Fall 2008 Upscale Living Magazine Article on Nantucket Weddings and Century House: "Wedding Bells Chime Over Nantucket Sound"

Conde Nast Traveler (Readers Choice Awards) chose Nantucket as the Top Three Best Islands in North America in 2008.

Below find exclusive photos of one of our 07.07.07 intimate, private wedding of John and Klare.

"...Your premises, verandas bathed in sunrays and full of flowers, spectacularly furnished rooms and delicious morning berry services were enjoyed by every single one of our guests..." John and Klare, 07.07.07 wedding

Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg
Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg
Photo courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg


For weddings at Century House call 508.228.0530 (photos used with permission by Claudia Kronenberg http://www.claudiak.com

Century House in the Inky

NEWS: Nantucket, MA - Century House Makes the Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket Island's newspaper since 1821 - January 16 2009.

"Century House receives international honor"
"The Century House, the island's oldest continuously operating guesthouse, this week received the International Restaurant and Hotel Award for Best of City.
'In the tradition of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, the International Restaurant & Hotels Awards are the world's most prestigious awards recognizing the best value, moderate and luxury travel establishments in the industry," according to the IRHA website. A panel of distinguished hospitality professionals, from chefs and writers to professors and advertising executives, chooses each year's winners.
The Century House has provided accommodations on Nantucket since the mid-1800s and has been recognized by Frommers, Zagat.com, forbes.com and most recently the Boston Herald, Upscale Living Magazine, Travel and Leisure and The Boston Globe for its hospitality."

More information about Inquirer and Mirror


Century House, a lodging guesthouse since 1833

06 January 2009

Nantucket's Historic Century House Wins International Award "Best of City"



Nantucket's Historic Century House Wins "Best of City"

Oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island MA receives international recognition by the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards

Nantucket Island, MA - January 13, 2008 - The oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts joined several prestigious hotels & inns in receiving international recognition. International Restaurant & Hotel Award for Best of City was awarded to Century House this week.  "In the tradition of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, The IRHAS & the International Restaurant & Hotel Awards are the world's most prestigious awards recognizing the best value, moderate and luxury travel establishments in the industry.." www.irhawards.com
 
Century House has provided accommodations for the island traveler since the middle 1800's and has been recognized by Frommers, Zagat.com, forbes.com and most recently appearing in Boston Herald, Upscale Living Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Boston Globe for its hospitality.

For decades the refined island visitor has singled out Century House as the place to base their Nantucket stay. Century House is itself part of Nantucket Island's history offering the same hospitality, at the prestigious Cliff Road location, that was only available to millionaires in the middle and late 19th century. Even though the large very expensive hotels built during the late nineteenth century, have disappeared, Century House has continued to deliver a consistent product built on caring hospitality regardless of the ups and downs of the financial and economic markets. Celebrating its 175th year history Century House prides itself in continuing to provide guests a memorable experience of historic, true Nantucket.

Herman Melville in Moby Dick once said "Nantucket! Take out your map and look at it. See what a real corner of the world it occupies; how it stands there, away off shore, more lonely than the Eddystone lighthouse. Look at it - a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background. " On their 25th year anniversary as innkeepers of Century House, Gerry and JeanE still believe that "everyone is touched in some way by being by the sea" and that Nantucket is still "just like a lover - so familiar and comforting...so wild and unpredictable." Nantucket and Century House will continue to attract explorers, beach lovers, artists, history aficionados and those who want to take a step back in time, away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Century House dates back to the Cliff Road land purchase in 1833. According to research performed by Edouard A. Stackpole, renowned Nantucket historian and former director of the Peter Foulger Museum, Century House was built by a member of an old Nantucket family of Scottish roots, Captain Robert Calder. According to Mr. Stackpole, the Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date. More information about this historic bed and breakfast at http://www.centuryhouse.com



We are honored to announce that Century House Nantucket was awarded 2008 BEST OF CITY International Hotel Awards.

We are sharing the spotlight with other international hotels in the category:

BEST OF COUNTRY UNITED STATES RECIPIENTS:

The Broadmore & Penrose Room | http://www.broadmoor.com/penrose-room.php

The Grand Del Mar | http://www.thegranddelmar.com

Ace Hotel Portland | http://acehotel.com/portland

Inn at Snowbird | http://www.snowbird.com/lodging/innatsnowbird.html

Here are other awards

To see the list of countries and cities click

BEST OF CITY INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AWARDS: CENTURY HOUSE

See Winner List

See Best of City, Nantucket

"Mission: To celebrate the world's finest value, moderate and luxury hotels and restaurants committed to the highest standards of quality service and to promote the global appreciation of travel, dining and cultural exploration. The Irhas celebrates legends of the travel and dining industry and those in the creative community that assist traveler's and foodies in planning unforgettable experiences." www.irha.com

The historic Century House dates back to the Cliff Road land purchase in 1833. According to research performed by Edouard A. Stackpole, renowned Nantucket historian and former director of the Peter Foulger Museum, a member of an old Nantucket family of Scottish roots, Captain Robert Calder, built the Century House. Over the years, Capt. Calder took part in several long, successful voyages to hunt whale, and eventually completed the construction of the house in the early 1840's. It is said that Capt. Calder chose this site because of the privacy, the ocean breezes, the views, and the genuine serenity the location provided in the 1840's and still exhibits today. According to Mr. Stackpole, the Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date. Visit www.centuryhouse.com for details. Season begins May 15 and ends October 15.