Stan Turkel

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee Stan Turkel

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee

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The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody. The Peabody is the Paris Ritz, the Cairo Shepheard's, the London Savoy. If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby, where ducks waddle, ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta.

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Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana Stan Turkel

Roosevelt Hotel, (1893), New Orleans, Louisiana

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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.

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USA: Hotel duPont, Wilmington, Delaware* Stan Turkel

USA: Hotel duPont, Wilmington, Delaware*

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One of the most famous hotels of America was designed to rival the finest hotels in Europe. At its opening in 1913, the Hotel duPont contained 150 guest rooms, a main dining room, rathskeller, men's café/bar, ballroom, club room, ladies' sitting room and more.

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Hotel Monteleone (1886), New Orleans, Louisiana Stan Turkel

Hotel Monteleone (1886), New Orleans, Louisiana

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The oldest hotel in the French Quarter is the Hotel Monteleone, with its ornate baroque facade, which was built in 1886 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style. It remains one of the few longstanding family-owned hotels in the U.S.

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USA: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Stan Turkel

USA: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

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One of America's great resort hotels, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa had its origin in the post-Civil War period. On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en-route to Montreal, was stranded when their stagecoach overturned in Whitefield, N.H..

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French Lick Springs Hotel, Indiana Stan Turkel

French Lick Springs Hotel, Indiana

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French Lick — East of the Mississippi: The first hotel was built on this site in 1845 by Dr. William Bowles as a health resort to take advantage of the natural sulphur springs and mineral water. The original hotel burned down in 1897 but was rebuilt on a grander scale by Thomas Taggart, the mayor of Indianapolis (and later a U.S. Senator).

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US/NY: Hotel History: Hotel Theresa Stan Turkel

US/NY: Hotel History: Hotel Theresa

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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.

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The Drake, New York Stan Turkel

The Drake, New York

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The Most Famous Hotels in the World lists nine hotels in New York. However. Ignoring all this, US hotel historian Stanley Turkel remembers The Drake.

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