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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. 254: Hotel History: St. Regis Hotel

Hotel History: St. Regis Hotel (550 rooms) : In 1904, Colonel John Jacob Astor broke ground for the building of the St. Regis Hotel at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the most exclusive residential section of New York at the time.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 253; Hotel History: Hotel Pennsylvania

Hotel History: Hotel Pennsylvania (1704 rooms) : An iconic hotel in mid-town Manhattan is closing its doors for good. The Hotel Pennsylvania will not reopen, succumbing to this past year’s Covid 19 pandemic and years of narrowly avoiding the chopping block.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 252: Hotel History: Libby’s Hotel And Baths

Hotel History: Libby’s Hotel and Baths, New York, N.Y. In the late 1920s, the stock market was soaring, businesses were enjoying record profits and developers were constructing new buildings at a rapid pace.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 251: Wish You Were Here: A Tour Of America’s Great Hotels During The Golden Age Of The Picture Post Card

Hotel History: “Wish You Were Here” by Barry Zaid (1980) : In February 2000, there was a unique exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: “Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard”. Evans was a titan of 20th-century photography who portrayed broken-down plantations, sharecropper families and bone-dry Southern farms during the Depression, grimy factories in the North and the facial expressions of New York subway passengers.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 250: Hotel History: Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York

In 1869, Albert Smiley, a nature-loving Quaker schoolteacher, bought a property at a good price; 300 acres surrounding a lake and a tavern in a spectacular natural setting in the heart of a 26,000-acre area in the Shawangunk Mountains, New York.
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