Stan Turkel

Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality Stan Turkel

Ralph Hitz, the Austrian who changed American Hospitality

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Rarely has the creativity of a single personality left such a deep impact on an industry. At 14, he was a lift boy at the Viennese Hotel Sacher. From there he took a large portion of Austrian wit across the Atlantic. At 30 he managed the largest hotel chain of the United States.

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Turnpike Stan Turkel

Turnpike

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Fanciful Prediction, the Definition of “Turnpike”, The Pineapple as a Symbol of Hospitality and Hokusai, the Great Japanese Printmaker

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John McEntee Bowman Stan Turkel

John McEntee Bowman

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John McEntee Bowman (1875 – October 28, 1931) was a Canadian-born businessman, American hotelier and horseman, and the founding president of Bowman-Biltmore Hotels Corp.

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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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Hotel History: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora, Florida* Stan Turkel

Hotel History: Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora, Florida*

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The Lakeside Inn, listed on the National Historic Register, is the oldest continuously operating hotel in 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.

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