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Hotel History: The Harvard Club of New York

The Harvard Club of New York* at 27 West 44th Street was originally built in 1894 (with major additions in 1905 and 1915, 1947 and 2003) and designed by McKim, Mead & White.

The Ansonia Hotel

The Ansonia Hotel was built as a luxury apartment hotel on the upper west side of New York in 1904. Its resplendent apartments contained multiple bedrooms, parlors, libraries and formal dining rooms with high ceilings, elegant moldings and bay windows.

History: New York’s St. Regis Hotel

 In 1904, Colonel John Jacob Astor broke ground for the building of the St. Regis Hotel at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the most exclusive residential section of New York at the time.

Marriott CEO Tells Congress Get Back to Work; Shutdown a Failure of Political Leadership

On October 4, 2013, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International spoke out with high intelligence and political candor about the federal government shut down.

What Makes a City Great?

What makes a city great? I wrote back in August, "Among many qualities, one that is often overlooked is the quality and quantity of its water supply."

Hotel Guestrooms, Still Undistinguishable and Undistinguished

For many years, I have been a critic of hotel guestroom design because most chain hotel rooms are undistinguishable from the competition.

Howard Dearing Johnson (1896-1972), Host of the Highway and The Orange Roof

The Wyndham Hotel Group unveiled new plans for its Howard Johnson brand on September 10, 2013, including a new logo and conceptual exterior and interior designs.

Franchisees, Is It Fair?

So you bought a Hilton franchise because you believed that the Blackstone Group was a strong owner.

Are Franchisees Agents of Franchisors?

Did you read that a federal district court in Utah recently found evidence that a Best Western franchisee was actually the "agent" of the franchisor? The evidence was based on the fact that Best Western had strict requirements for its franchisees, showing its ultimate authority.

What Is A Hotel Manager?

In 1963, the Loews Hotel Corporation published a small booklet with 18 black and white photographs from vintage movies.