Author Bio

Stanley Turkel

CMHS, Hotel consultant

Stanley Turkel was designated as the 2014 and the 2015 Historian of the Year by Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of hotel history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion and a greater understanding and enthusiasm for American History. Turkel is the most widely-published hotel consultant in the United States. He operates his hotel consulting practice serving as an expert witness in hotel-related cases, provides asset management and hotel franchising consultation. He is certified as a Master Hotel Supplier Emeritus by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
Articles by Stanley Turkel (59)

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 ...