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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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 247: Hotel History: Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

Hotel History: Driskill Hotel (188 rooms) - The Driskill, a Romanesque-style building completed in 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas, and one of the best-known hotels in Texas. The Driskill was conceived and built by Col.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 246: Hotel History: Hotel Mcalpin, New York (1912)

Hotel History: Hotel McAlpin (1,500 rooms)The Hotel McAlpin was constructed in 1912 by General Edwin A. McAlpin, son of David Hunter McAlpin. As well as being the world's largest hotel, it was also one of the most luxurious.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 245: Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky (1855)

Hotel History: Boone Tavern Hotel (63 rooms). Built on the old Dixie Highway and named after Kentucky explorer Daniel Boone, the historic Boone Tavern Hotel is located on College Square in Berea, Kentucky.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 244: Hotel History: Wormley Hotel

Hotel History: Wormley Hotel (150 rooms). James Wormley, a pioneering Black nineteenth-century businessman opened the first integrated hotel in Washington, D.C.. He was also known for his business acumen and lobbying efforts to secure adequate funding for the first Washington, D.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 243: Hotel History: Hotel Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke was a little town named Big Lick when enterprising railroad magnate Frederick J. Kimball chose it as the site of a major railroad juncture. After Kimball combined two of his railroads into the Norfolk and Western Railroad, he built a comprehensive community with the Hotel Roanoke as its grand centerpiece.
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