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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 184: Hotel History: The Beverly Hills Hotel

September 13, 2017

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Beverly Hills Hotel (1912), Beverly Hills, California (208 rooms) The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 183: Hotel History: The Stanley Hotel (1909)

August 24, 2017

By Stanley Turkel The Stanley Hotel, (1909), Estes Park, Colorado (140 rooms) A story in the New York Times on September 4, 2015, “Hotel That Inspired...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 182: Hotel History: Eldridge Hotel (1855)

August 7, 2017

1. The Eldridge Hotel, (1855), Lawrence, Kansas (48 rooms) The following historical marker was erected on April 4, 1940 by the Lawrence Rotary Club:...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 181: Hotel History: Mount Washington Hotel (1902)

July 18, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Mount Washington Hotel, (1902), Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Ground-breaking for the new hotel was in 1900 and construction began in...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 180: Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel (1893) New Orleans, Louisiana (504 rooms)

June 28, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built by Louis Grunewald, a...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 179: Hotel History: Julius Manger: One of The Greatest Hotel Owners of The Twentieth Century

June 5, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Julius Manger (1868-1937): Julius Manger was born in Boonville, Missouri. He graduated from the Tulane University Law...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 178: Hotel History: Pinehurst Resort and Spa (1895); Pinehurst, North Carolina (428 rooms)

May 15, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS The history of Pinehurst began in 1895, when Bostonian James Walker Tufts, wealthy owner of the American Soda Fountain Company,...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 177: Hotel History: Cranwell Resort, Spa And Golf Club (1894)

April 24, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club Lenox, Massachusetts As you stroll about the grounds of Cranwell Resort, you are walking through...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 175: Hotel History: William Cornelius Van Horne; My Five Published Hotel Books

March 13, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915) William Cornelius Van Horne was born on February 3, 1843 on a farm in Will...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 174: Hotel History: Chelsea Hotel (1884); My Five Published Books; Attorneys Take Note

February 21, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Stanley Bard, manager and part owner of the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan for more than 40 years, passed away on February 14, 2017 at 82...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 173: Hotel History: Omni Parker House Hotel (1855)

January 30, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Omni Parker House Hotel (1855), Boston, Massachusetts (551 rooms)  Opened in October 1855 by Henry D. Parker, the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 172: Hotel History: Bibles in Hotel Rooms

January 9, 2017

For the past one hundred years, if you opened the nightstand drawer in almost any hotel room in the U.S., you would find a bible placed there by an evangelical...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 171: Hotel History: Hotel Theresa (1913)

December 20, 2016

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Hotel Theresa, “The Waldorf of Harlem” Fidel Castro’s recent death brings to mind his visit to New...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 169: American History: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; My Hotel Books

November 7, 2016

From the Editor:  The award-winning hotel historian, Stanley Turkel, has an additional life as an American historian. The following article describes his...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 167: Hotel History: Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida*

September 26, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Casa Monica, one of the oldest hotels in the United States, was built by Franklin W. Smith, an idealistic reformer who made his...

Nobody Asked Me, But-No. 166: Hotel History: Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico*

September 6, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Located in the walled city of Old San Juan, the Hotel El Convento is a former Carmelite convent dating back to 1651. The Monasterio...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 165: Hotel History: Hotel duPont, Wilmington, Delaware*

August 15, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS At its opening in 1913, the Hotel duPont was designed to rival the finest hotels in Europe. The new hotel contained 150 guest rooms, a...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 164: Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, New Hampshire*

July 25, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa (1865), ​ Whitefield, New Hampshire (144 rooms) One of America's great...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 163: Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, New York*

July 5, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.Hotel History: The Otesaga Hotel (1909), Cooperstown, New York (132 rooms) This magnificent Federal-style structure with an...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 162: Hotel History: Hotel Monteleone*

June 13, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel Monteleone (1886), New Orleans, Louisiana (570 rooms) The oldest hotel in the French Quarter is the Hotel Monteleone,...

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