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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 211: Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association*

April 2, 2019

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association*  The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 210: Hotel History: John Q. Hammons (1919-2013)

March 12, 2019

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS John Q. Hammons: Master Hotel Developer and Builder One of the great hotelier/developers of our time. John Q. Hammons developed 200...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 209: Hotel History: The Americana of New York (1962)

February 19, 2019

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Americana of New York The Americana of New York opened on September 25, 1962 as a 2,000-room convention hotel. It...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 208: Hotel History: Grand Hotel (1887) Mackinac Island, Michigan

January 29, 2019

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Grand Hotel The "Grand" as it is called on the island, is a historic coastal resort with a spectacular...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 207: Hotel History in Brooklyn, N.Y.:  Hotel Bossert (1909) and St. George Hotel (1885)

January 9, 2019

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History in Brooklyn, N.Y.: Hotel Bossert and St. George Hotel The Hotel Bossert was built in 1909 by Louis Bossert, a Brooklyn...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 206: Hotel History: Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter

December 19, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (1869-1958) A pioneering American woman architect and interior designer whose distinct...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 205: Hotel History: Frederick Henry Harvey

November 27, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Frederick Henry Harvey (1835-1901) Just one hundred years ago, two architectural jewels opened at the Grand Canyon....

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 204: Hotel History: The Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1911) Part 2

November 7, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Skirvin Hotel (Part 2) Hotel owner Dan W. James, like Bill Skirvin before him, did not rest on past...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 203: Hotel History: The Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (225 Rooms)

October 16, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Skirvin Hotel (Part 1) The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is Oklahoma City’s oldest hotel. It was built by William...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 202: Hotel History: Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2018

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.  opened on February 18, 1925 with 440 guestrooms. It is known as the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 201: Hotel History: Architect Morris Lapidus

September 5, 2018

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Architect Morris Lapidus (1902-2001)   Morris Lapidus was an architect, primarily known for his Neo-baroque...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 200: Hotel History: Cesar Ritz and Auguste Escoffier

August 8, 2018

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Cesar Ritz (1850-1918) & Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935)   Cesar Ritz was a Swiss hotelier whose name is...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 199: Hotel History: Fanciful Prediction, Definition of “Turnpike”, The Pineapple as a Symbol of Hospitality, Hokusai, the Great Japanese Printmaker

July 18, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Fanciful Prediction - In the September 1912 issue of American Homes & Gardens, futurist Harold D. Eberlein...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 198: Hotel History: Jefferson Hotel, U.S. Grant Hotel, The Montauk Manor and The Jung Hotel

June 26, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Jefferson Hotel, U.S. Grant Hotel, The Montauk Manor and The Jung Hotel Some years ago, I served as the hotel...

Nobody Asked Me, But…No. 197: Hotel History: Ralph Hitz (1891-1940)

June 13, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Ralph Hitz (1891- 1940) The hotel business has seen many fine promoters and salesmen but perhaps none as creative as...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 196: Hotel History: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado (779 rooms)

May 23, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1918) For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 195: Hotel History: The Elephantine Colossus Hotel

May 2, 2018

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS When Coney Island went from a sandbar resort in Brooklyn to the city’s biggest beachfront playground in the 1880s, all sorts of...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 194: Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman (1875-1931)

April 11, 2018

Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman Part 2 During his lifetime career as a hotel developer and operator, John Bowman was a horse lover and a thoroughbred racing...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 193: Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman*(1875-1931)

March 21, 2018

by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman John McEntee Bowman, president of the Bowman-Biltmore Hotel Corporation, had no easy boyhood. Born...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 192; Hotel History: The Negro Motorist Green Book

February 28, 2018

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Negro Motorist Green Book This series of AAA- like guides for black travelers was published by Victor H. Green...

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