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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.

What Makes a City Great?

In New York City, it was twelve years of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg. When he was sworn into office on January 2, 2002, the budget was $4 billion in the red.

Is the Outlook Bright for Marriott's Edition Brand?

Marriott's London Edition hotel
photo via Marriott Instagram

With the recent $815 million sale of three Edition hotels by Marriott to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, hotel analysts were bulllish over the development prospects of the Edition brand.

Chelsea Hotel (1884)

The Chelsea Hotel is world-renowned as a residence for artists, writers, actors, and other characters who live on the cutting edge of society.

Hotel History: InterContinental Hotels Company

A recent story on the Hotels website stated "IHG's history in Latin America dates back to 1946, when the first InterContinental Hotel opened in Brazil. Today, the Company has more than 200 hotels in 22 countries, not to mention a pipeline of more than 50 properties."

Hotel History: Lucerne Hotel

One of the most beautiful hotels on New York's upper west side is the Lucerne Hotel which opened in 1904 on the corner of 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.