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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. 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. 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. 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:...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 156: Hotel History: Old Edwards Inn and Spa (1878), Highlands, North Carolina*; Hot Off The Press: My New Book

February 15, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Hotel History: Old Edwards Inn and Spa (68 rooms) The Old Edwards Inn, Highland's earliest boarding house was built in 1878 by...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 155: Hotel History: The Willard Hotel (1901), Washington, D.C.*; Hot Off The Press: My New Book

January 25, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History: The Willard Hotel (335 rooms) The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior describe the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 154: Hotel History: The Jefferson Hotel (1895), Richmond, Virginia*

January 4, 2016

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1. Hotel History: The Jefferson Hotel (155 rooms) Tobacco baron Lewis Ginter began building the hotel in 1892 and opened it in 1895....

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 153: Hotel History: The Sagamore Hotel (1883), Bolton Landing, New York*

December 14, 2015

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS 1.  Hotel History: The Sagamore Hotel (375 rooms) More than 132 years ago, hotel operator Myron O. Brown, manager of the Mohican...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 152: Hotel History: Balsams Grand Resort Hotel (1866)*, Dixville Notch

November 23, 2015

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Balsams Grand Resort Hotel (203 rooms) The Balsams first opened just after the Civil War as the Dix House, a rustic...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 151; Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn (1913)* &  The Biltmore Estate

November 2, 2015

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS   1. Hotel History: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, North Carolina   The Grove Park Inn is one of the...

Stanley Turkel Named Recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2015 Historian of the Year Award

October 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC— October 14, 2015, Stanley Turkel has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2015 Historian of the Year Award. Turkel...

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