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The Homestead of Hot Springs, Virginia

The Homestead is a famous luxury resort that opened a decade before the American revolutionary war. Located in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains, the area has the largest hot springs in Virginia. Native Americans used the waters to rejuvenate themselves during their many excursions through the area.

Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, Florida

The Lakeside Inn is a 132-year old property in the historic town of Mount Dora, Florida. It was first built as a ten-room two-story wooden structure called the Alexander House by John Alexander, Annie Donnelly and her husband John P. Donnelly and Colonel John A. McDonald.

The Equinox (1769)

Known in various times as the Marsh Tavern, Thaddeus Munson's New Inn, Widow Black's Inn, Vanderlip's Hotel, The Taconic, The Orvis Hotel, and Equinox House, Equinox today stands as a symbol of the history and lifestyle of New England over the past two centuries.

Mohonk Mountain House (1869)

A spectacular natural setting in the heart of a 26,000-acre area in the Shawangunk Mountains makes the Mohonk Mountain House one of the most popular resorts in the United States.

Hotel Albert, "The Downtown Algonquin"

The original twelve-story Hotel Albert, a red-brick and cast-iron balcony structure, still stands on the southwest corner of University Place and 11th Street in Greenwich Village. It is now a residential cooperative. But the history of the Albert is much more complicated than the simple recitation above.

Hotel History: The Knickerbocker Hotel

Did you read that the old Knickerbocker Hotel (1906-1921) is about to open again as a hotel on February 12, 2015?

This historic building opened as the Knickerbocker Hotel in 1906 with 556 rooms.

Hotel History: Liberty Hotel in Boston

The luxurious 298-room Liberty Hotel is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection. Its creation from a prison is one of the most creative and unusual conversions of our time.

Ellsworth Milton Statler

In 1950, the hotel industry picked the late E. M. Statler as the "Hotel Man of the Half Century," even though he had been dead for 22 years. Statler's impact on innkeeping was so great, no one else even came close.

Hotel History: The Opening of the Current Waldorf-Astoria

In 1931, the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened at Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets under Lucius Boomer's direction. The Art Deco style hotel, designed by architects Schultze & Weaver, dazzled thousands of onlookers when it was unveiled. With 42 stories and 2,200 rooms, the building was the largest hotel in the world at the time of its opening.

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"):