Author Bio

Stanley Turkel

CMHS, Hotel consultant

Stanley Turkel is a recognized authority and consultant in the hotel industry. He operates his hotel consulting practice serving as an expert witness in hotel-related cases and providing asset management and hotel franchising consultation. Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, Turkel was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International Telephone & Telegraph Co. overseeing the Sheraton Corporation of America. Before joining IT&T, he was the Resident Manager of the Americana Hotel (1842 Rooms), General Manager of the Drake Hotel (680 Rooms) and General Manager of the Summit Hotel (762 Rooms), all in New York City. Turkel serves as a Friend of the Tisch Center and lectures at the NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. He is certified as a Master Hotel Supplier Emeritus by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He served for eleven years as Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of the City Club of New York and is now the Honorary Chairman. Stanley Turkel is one of the most widely-published authors in the hospitality field. More than 275 articles on various hotel subjects have been published in the leading hotel magazines and posted on the Hotel-Online, BlueMauMau, HotelNewsResource and eTurboNews websites. Two of his hotel books have been promoted, distributed and sold by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. A third hotel book was called "passionate and informative" by the New York Times.

Articles by Stanley Turkel (58)

Nobody Asked Me, But... No. 83

1. Congratulations to Lodging Hospitality Editor Ed WatkinsAt the recent International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show, Ed Watkins received the Spartan Hospitality Business Champion Award from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University. Ed has worked at Lodging ...

Nobody Asked Me, But... No. 81

1. AAHOA Strikes BackHats off to the Asian American Hotel Owners Association for the threat to sever its relationship with Choice Hotels International because of Choice's persistent, self-defeating anti-franchisee positions. Choice has consistently failed to recognize that their ...

Nobody Asked Me, But... No. 80

1. Impertinent Questions Still in Search of Pertinent AnswersI wrote the following questions in some of my earliest "Nobody Asked Me, But..." columns in the period from 1990-2000. So far, no pertinent answers have been forthcoming:When will hotel decorators provide a bedside ...

Nobody Asked me, But... No. 78

1. AAHOA Chairman Hits a Home RunAt the recent AAHOA Convention in Las Vegas, Chairman C.K. Patel reported on the following five major initiatives which have been activated and will soon be implemented:AAHOA and InnLink announced that they will launch a customized online travel ...