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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...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 191: Hotel History: “Buffalo Bill” Cody

February 8, 2018

By Stanley Turkel “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was an American legend,...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 190: Hotel History: Moana Surfrider Hotel

January 17, 2018

Moana Surfrider Hotel (1901), (Waikiki Beach, Hawaii (791 rooms) The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901 as Waikiki’s first hotel. It is known as the...

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 189; Hotel History: The Boar’s Head

December 28, 2017

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS The Boar’s Head (1834), Charlottesville, Virginia (175 rooms) On August 13, 2017, the New York Times wrote in “A Guide to...

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....

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