Stanley Turkel | July 21, 2020
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Curt R. Strand (1920-2020) On July 12, 2020, I received the following email: “Dear Friends of Curt, With a broken heart, I am telling you that Curt passed away last night in his home. He was, as you would expect gallant till the end. Love, Barbara Lynn”. In 1948, Conrad Hilton formed Hilton Hotels International. One of the first employees was Curt R. Strand who wrote in the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly June 1996*: “Hilton International started small in 1947, but I was endowed with a great asset. It is a wise parent who does not bestow money on his children, just in...
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