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Hotel History: Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant, as the Grunewald Hotel. In 1908, it was expanded with a fourteen-story 400-room annex. The expansion was designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm, H.C. Koch & Sons who also designed the Pfister Hotel and the City Hall in Milwaukee.

Hotel History: Hotel Dixie/Carter

A recent article in the New York Times (July 27, 2014) reported on the adventures of North Vietnamese businessman Truong Dinh Tran ("Mr. Tran's Messy Life and Legacy"):

Hotel History: Hotel Theresa

The Hotel Theresa opened in 1913 on 125th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem and closed its doors as a hotel in 1970. It was built by German-born stockbroker Gustavus Sidenberg to the designs of architects George and Edward Blum.

Hotel History: Libby's Hotel and Baths

In the late 1920's the stock market was soaring, businesses were enjoying record profits and developers were constructing new buildings at a rapid pace. Mortgage companies began offering mortgage-backed securities, a new type of investment.

History: The Martha Washington Hotel

In late August 2014, King & Grove Hotels announced that it restored the original name to the Martha Washington Hotel.

The Cliff House Resort & Spa

On April 14, 2014, it was announced that fourth-generation owner Kathryn Weare sold the historic Cliff House Resort & Spa to the Rockbridge hotel investment firm.

Boone Tavern Hotel

Built on the old Dixie Highway and named after Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone, the historic Boone Tavern Hotel is located on College Square in Berea, Kentucky. The hotel is owned by Berea College and operated with student workers from the College Labor Program.

The Greenbrier Hotel

The Greenbrier Hotel, West Virginia – The original hotel, the Grand Central Hotel, was built on this site in 1858. It was known as "The White" and later "The Old White".

Ponce de Leon Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de Leon Hotel was built by millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler, Standard Oil co-founder (with John D. Rockefeller) and opened in 1888.

Hotel Wolcott (1904)

Although it opened on March 1, 1904, the Wolcott remains one of New York City's best-kept hotel bargain secrets.