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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...

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,...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 161: Hotel History: The Island House Hotel (1852), Mackinac Island, Michigan (92 rooms)*

May 24, 2016

My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” Is Available Now By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  The Island...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 160: Hotel History: The Harbor View Hotel (1891), Edgartown, Massachusetts (114 rooms)*

May 2, 2016

My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” Is Available Now By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Hotel History: The...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 159: Hotel History: The Chalfonte Hotel (1876), Cape May, New Jersey (70 rooms)*

April 11, 2016

Available Now: My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History:...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 158:  Hotel History: Chatwal New York Hotel (1905)*

March 21, 2016

Available Now: My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History:...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 157: Hotel History: Ocean House (1868), Watch Hill, Rhode Island*

March 7, 2016

Available Now: My New Book “Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History:...

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