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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 188: Hotel History: The Pierre Hotel, New York City*

December 7, 2017

Hotel History: The Pierre Hotel (1930) 5th Avenue and 61st Street, NYC Did you read last year that the penthouse triplex at the Pierre Hotel in New York City...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 187: Hotel History: Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas

November 15, 2017

1.  Hotel Galvez & Spa (1911)*, Galveston, Texas (224 rooms) The Hotel Galvez opened on June 10, 1911, a little more than a decade after Galveston...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 186: Hotel History: The Harvard Club of New York (1894)*

October 25, 2017

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. The Harvard Club of New York (1894), New York City The Harvard Club of New York at 27 West 44th Street was originally built...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 185: Hotel History: The Peabody (1869)

October 6, 2017

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. The Peabody Hotel (1869), Memphis, Tennessee  (464 rooms) Following the Civil War, Memphis began the process of rebuilding....

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. 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. 170: Hotel History: Washington Square Hotel, New York City (1902)

November 29, 2016

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS A haven for writers and artists for more than a century, the Washington Square Hotel, located at Waverly and MacDougal Streets, just...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 168: Hotel History: Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Illinois*

October 18, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Hotel Monaco which opened in 1999 was originally built as a hat factory for the D.B. Fisk & Company in 1912. Daniel Brainard...

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...

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