Home
Hotel News
BITAC® Events!
Food & Beverage Jan. 21, 2018 More Info 3 Supplier Spots Left
Luxury Mar. 04, 2018 More Info Sold Out for Suppliers
Building Your Hospitality Business
  Are you a member? Log In  or  Sign Up
Monarch/Cypress
 
Share
Send a summary and link to this article
To Email
Your Name
Your Email
Bot Test
To pass the Bot Test, please type the white text that you see in the gray box. This helps us prevent spammers from abusing the system.
Print Printable Version

Get Stanley Turkel’s Book “Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry” at Reduced Price

Thursday, November 04, 2010
Stanley Turkel
bookmark this
Bookmark to: Digg Bookmark to: Del.icio.us Bookmark to: Facebook
Bookmark to: Yahoo Bookmark to: Google Bookmark to: Twitter
We are on Twitter


During the thirty years prior to the Civil War, Americans built hotels larger and more ostentatious than any in the rest of the world. These hotels were inextricably intertwined with American culture and customs but were accessible to average citizens. As Jefferson Williamson wrote in “The American Hotel” (Knopf 1930), hotels were perhaps “the most distinctively American of all our institutions for they were nourished and brought to flower solely in American soil and borrowed practically nothing from abroad”. Development of hotels was stimulated by the confluence of travel, tourism and transportation. In 1869, the transcontinental railroad engendered hotels by Henry Flagler, Fred Harvey, George Pullman and Henry Plant. The Lincoln Highway and the Interstate Highway System triggered hotel development by Carl Fisher, Ellsworth Statler, Kemmons Wilson and Howard Johnson. The airplane stimulated development by Juan Trippe, John Bowman, Conrad Hilton, Ernest Henderson, J. Willard Marriott, A.M. Sonnabend and John Hammons.

My research into the lives of these great hoteliers reveals that none of them grew up in the hospitality business but became successful through their intense on-the-job experiences. My investigation has uncovered remarkable and startling true stories about these pioneers, some of whom are well-known and others who are lost in the dustbin of history.

To order a copy, go to my new book website: www.greatamericanhoteliers.com and click on the Order link. My publisher AuthorHouse will handle the transaction at a reduced price.

Credit
Stanley Turkel
Hotel Interactive® Editorial Division

Bio: Stanley Turkel, MHS, ISHC operates his hotel consulting office as a sole practitioner specializing in franchising issues, asset management and litigation support services. Turkel’s clients are hotel owners and franchisees, investors and lending institutions. Turkel serves on the Board of Advisors and lectures at the NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. He is a member of the prestigious International Society of Hospitality Consultants. His ...
more
Feedback Messaging & Feedback
We welcome your opinion! Log In to send feedback.
Already a member?
Login
Log In
Not yet registered?
Login
Sign Up
Need More Information?
Information
Benefits
 
  RSS Feed
RSS Feed
Policies
Contact Us
Mobile Version