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Log In / Register | Jul 27, 2017
Historical hotels, people and things in hospitality

Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire

Ground-breaking for the new hotel was in 1900 and construction began in 1901. It was conceived and built by Joseph Stickney, a New York financier who owned the nearby Mt. Pleasant House.

Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built 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.

Julius Manger: One of the Greatest Hotel Owners of the Twentieth Century

Julius Manger was born in Boonville, Missouri. He graduated from the Tulane University Law School.

Pinehurst Resort and Spa of North Carolina

The history of Pinehurst began in 1895, when Bostonian James Walker Tufts, wealthy owner of the American Soda Fountain Company, purchased 5,800 acres of ravaged timberland in the sand hills of central North Carolina.

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

As you stroll about the grounds of Cranwell Resort, you are walking through history. Over the years, Cranwell has served as a home to wealthy industrialists, clergy, writers, students, golfers, and culture lovers in Massachusetts.

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City

On March 7, 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to protect the interior Art Deco details of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel whose exterior is already landmarked.

William Cornelius Van Horne

William Cornelius Van Horne was born on February 3, 1843 on a farm in Will County, Illinois. His great grandfather, Jan Cornelissen Van Horne had emigrated from the Dutch Republic in 1635 to the British colonies and settled in New Amsterdam, now known as the Island of Manhattan.

Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel

Stanley Bard, manager and part owner of the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan for more than 40 years, passed away on February 14, 2017 at 82 years of age.

Omni Parker House Hotel of Boston

Opened in October 1855 by Henry D. Parker, the Parker House is the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. It is in historic downtown Boston on the Freedom Trail.

Bibles in Hotel Rooms

For the past one hundred years, if you opened the nightstand drawer in almost any hotel room in the U.S., you would find a bible placed there by an evangelical organization known as Gideons International.