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 (47)

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.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 233: Hotel History: The Adolphus Hotel

Hotel History: The Adolphus Hotel (407 rooms): The Adolphus Hotel was built by and named for Adolphus Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Legend has it that Adolphus Busch donated the hotel to Dallas as a thank you for its enthusiastic acceptance of his famous Midwestern brew.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 232: Hotel History: Union Station Hotel

Hotel History: Union Station Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, (125 rooms)

Nobody Asked Me But… No. 231: Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Hotel History: Brown Palace Hotel, (479 rooms). The Brown Palace Hotel opened in 1892 with an eight-story atrium designed by architect Frank E. Edbrooke (1840-1921). More than 400 wrought iron grillwork panels ring the lobby from the third through the seventh floors.
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