Stanley Turkel

CMHS, Hotel consultant

Stanley Turkel, MHS, ISHCStanley 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.

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Insights by Stanley Turkel (51)

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 239: Hotel History: The Algonquin Hotel, NY (1902)

The Algonquin Hotel was originally planned as an apartment hotel with the idea of renting unfurnished rooms and suites on yearly leases to permanent tenants. When few leases sold, the owner decided to turn it into a transient hotel, which he was going to name “The Puritan”.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 238: Hotel History: The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

Hotel History: The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA (592 rooms). The luxurious Grande Dame atop Nob Hill in San Francisco was named after U.S. Senator James Graham Fair (1834-1894) by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 237: Hotel History: Hotel Allegro, Chicago, Illinois

Hotel History: Hotel Allegro, Chicago, IL, (483 rooms). The Hotel Allegro was created on the site of old Bismarck Hotel in 1998. The original Bismarck Hotel was built in 1894 by Emil and Karl Eitel, brothers from Stuttgart, Germany.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 236: Hotel History: The Hermitage Hotel

Hotel History: Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee (122 rooms). Historic Hotels of America is proud to announce that the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has been selected as the 2020 Historic Hotel of the Year.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 235: Hotel History: Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate (1901)

Hotel History: Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, California (142 rooms): The history of the spectacular site of the Lodge at the Golden Gate commences with the coastal Miwok Indian tribes who occupied Horseshoe Cove long before there was a Golden Gate Bridge.
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