The Thayer Hotel at West Point Voted Best of New York & the Mid Atlantic by Condé Nast Traveler

October 18, 2016Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Thayer Hotel recognized as the #15 in New York State & The Mid-Atlantic.

“We are delighted to be recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award winners, selected as #15 in New York State & the Mid-Atlantic out of over 7,300 hotels around the world.  Positioned in the heart of the Hudson Valley, we strive to provide guests with a five-star experience, from the moment they check-in until they return home. Our team takes pride in setting the stage for our guests to create memorable moments in our historic surroundings.  We prepare for visitors from around the world by continuously training for excellence, prioritizing customer satisfaction and exceeding industry standards. We invite you to come dine with us, spend a night (or two!) and see for yourself the one-of-a-kind experience provided when you visit The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.” – Carlys Lemler, Director of Operations, USMA Class of 2001

Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year -- cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships,and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at


About Condé Nast Traveler

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015.

Thanksgiving at The Thayer Featured in Black Friday Shopping Article

Thanksgiving Dinner and Black Friday Specials are featured in's recent article "Shop New Work: How to win at Black Friday in the Big Apple." 

"With all the excitement of Black Friday, don't forget to enjoy the American Thanksgiving experience itself. After my shopping spree in Woodbury Common, I stayed at The Thayer Hotel (; packages from $109/€98), a country spot that serves up an incredible Thanksgiving feast. I gorged on turkey (and beef and ham) as well as mashed potatoes, candied yams, gravy and all the trimmings. It's got Black Friday deals, too."  See below to read the full feature! 


The Thayer Hotel Featured in Orange County Business Watch

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point is featured on Page 6 of the June/July issues of the Orange County Chamber Business Watch. According to "The Business Watch is the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s premiere publication where you can find information about events and opportunities that are occurring within Orange County. Our publication reaches over 18,000 tuned-in business owners and engaged residents who favor choice products and services, and the professionals that provide them."


The Thayer Hotel Featured in Successful Meetings Magazine

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point and Thayer Leader Development Group have been featured in Successful Meetings Magazine's article, "New York States' Rich Offerings."


The Thayer Hotel Awarded Large Business of the Year

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been selected for the 2016 Orange County Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year award. According to Lynn Cione, President of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, "There are many reasons why the Thayer Hotel was selected for this honor. The Thayer’s commitment and service to the community and the Chamber are extraordinary, as are your contributions to the quality of life in our area. This award is the Chamber’s small way of recognizing your efforts and saying thanks publicly."


The Thayer Hotel Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been awarded with the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

According to, "Travelers come to TripAdvisor to plan and book the perfect trip. Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions and eateries that make these perfect trips possible. Now in its 6th year, the prestigious Certificate of Excellence designation recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers."


The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point Wins Luxury Historical Hotel of the Year Award!

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been honored with the prestigious designation of the 2016 Luxury Historical Hotel of the Year.

As mentioned on their website,, Luxury Travel Guide Awards "celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry."


The Thayer Hotel Gains IACC Certification

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point is a member of the prestigious International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) and one of only nine conference centers in the state of New York who are members of this elite organization. The IACC is the sole global professional association that represents venues focused on meetings, training courses and conferences.  All members conform to a comprehensive, international set of Quality Standards which include venue facilities, food and beverage, customer service and sustainability criteria.  


A Super Bowl Reunion 35 Years After Iran Hostages’ American Homecoming

35 years after the Iran Hostages watched the Superbowl at The Thayer Hotel, their friends and family returned to watch the 2016 Superbowl at Patton's Tavern at The Thayer Hotel. 


25 Weekend Getaways Every New Yorker Should Take

On this list from Newsday, you will find a trip to West Point with a stay at The Thayer Hotel listed as a must take getaway! 


Thayer Hotel, Thayer Leader Development Group ring Nasdaq Bells on Veterans Day

The Thayer Hotel at West Point and our sister company, Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, were among 60 businesses and organizations who made a commitment to hire veterans during at event at Nasdaq on Veterans Day 2015. The following businesses and organizations participated (in no particular order): 

Frontier Communications, JetBlue, Comcast, LSI Industries, Marsh & McLennan, John Jay College, ICF International, EY, ADP, OfficeDepot, MetLife, Stanley Black & Decker, American Water, Medtronic, Caterpillar, Pitney Bowes, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, Connecticut River Energy, LG Electronics, Edward Jones, Synchrony, XEROX, First Command, Pepsico, BlankRome, CorpU, New World Pharmaceuticals, Defense Mobile Corporation, Ultra Capital, FEDEX, Target, Wyndham Resorts, QuickChek, Atlantic Broadband, Starr Companies, Legg Mason, OpsFuel, Canadian Solar, Harlan Clarke, Apollo Group, Association for Talent Development (ATD), CyroLife, California Resources, EMCOR, OfficeDepot, Virtu, Equinix, Abiomed, US Concrete, Apricus Biosciences, Cordia Bancorp, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, MorganStanley, Citi, SeaGate, Mondelez International, Luminex, Bridgewater, 

Castleton Commodities, Marina Biotech, General Atlantic, IAP, Campfire Capital, IronSword Enterprises, West Point Thoroughbreds, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Aptuit, University of Phoenix, KnightPoint Systems, US Army, Academy Securities, Army Cyber Institute, USMA, Army Athletics,Thayer Leader Development Group, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, Thayer Leader Development Group, APAX, Gunderson, Dettmer, American Continental Group, Triple Tree Capital Partners, Connecticut River Energy, Squadron Capital, Momentum Aviation Group, Bootstrap Capital, 7-Eleven, and Mercedes-Benz USA.


Room Dedication Program: Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos

Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos became the latest West Point graduate to be honored with a room dedication at The Thayer Hotel. We are proud to be able to share his story of service and leadership with our guests who stay in his dedicated room. USMA Class of 1950, General Ramos became the 12th president and commander-in-chief of the Republic of the Philippines in June 1992.


Delta Sky Magazine

The Thayer Hotel is featured in Delta Sky Magazine as part of 10 great day trips around NYC that feature watery views. Zulu Time, a rooftop bar at the hotel, is definitely the best place to get views on the water in the Hudson Valley!


29 Great Weekend Packages

Vacation Idea lists our Romantic Getaway Package as one of their "29 Great Weekend Packages."


Cyber Monday Deal Featured in The Balitmore Sun

Save on travel in 2015 with our Cyber Monday Deal. Available one day only, December 1, 2014.


Room Dedication Program: Major General (Retired) Fred A. Gorden

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point welcomed Major General (Retired) Fred A. Gorden to its Room Dedication Program with a ceremony on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Gorden is an inspirational West Point graduate, and recognized as the first African-American Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. Honor Major General (Retired) Fred A. Gorden by booking a stay in his dedicated room, and see some of his many accomplishments throughout his military career.

Room Dedication Program: Brigadier General (Retired) Pete Dawkins

The Historic Thayer Hotel welcomed Brigadier General (Retired) Pete Dawkins to its Room Dedication Program. The dedication ceremony was featured on Fox News: Watch Now to see the piece that aired in honor of this West Point legend. Come to The Historic Thayer Hotel and stay in a room dedicated to one of West Point's 151 most inspirational graduates: learn about their history, while you make your own history with a special event, a weekend getaway to explore West Point and the Hudson Valley, or a romantic getaway.


Dan Rice Featured on FOX News

Dan Rice talks about his new book, West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, Thayer Leader Development Group, West Point, and Zulu Time Rooftop Bar and Lounge.