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Historical hotels, people and things in hospitality

Buffalo Bill Cody

William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was an American legend, bison hunter, government scout, Wild West showman, pony express rider and hotel developer.

Moana Surfrider Hotel

The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901, as Waikiki’s first hotel. It is known as the “First Lady of Waikiki.” In the late 1890s Waikiki was a swampy backwater area surrounded by duck ponds and taro fields.

The Boar's Head of Charlottesville, Virginia

On August 13, 2017, the New York Times wrote in “A Guide to the Charlottesville Aftermath”:

“On Saturday afternoon, President Trump met criticism for condemning the 'egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides' without singling out white nationalists or neo-Nazis”.

The Pierre Hotel of New York City

Did you read last year that the penthouse triplex at the Pierre Hotel in New York City was for sale for $125 million, the highest price ever listed for a New York hotel residence? At 13,660 square feet, that works out to $9,150 per square foot.

Hotel Galvez & Spa of Galveston

The Hotel Galvez opened on June 10, 1911, a little more than a decade after Galveston was decimated by the great hurricane of 1900 which claimed more than 6,000 lives.

The Harvard Club of New York

The Harvard Club of New York at 27 West 44th Street was originally built in 1894 (with major additions in 1905, 1915, 1947 and 2003) and designed by McKim, Mead & White. Its classic Georgian design recalls the buildings at Harvard Yard in Cambridge.

The Peabody Hotel of Memphis

Following the Civil War, Memphis began the process of rebuilding. In 1869, Colonel Robert C. Brinkley opened a 75-room hotel which contained private baths, ballroom, saloon and lobby.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world. It was developed in 1912 by Burton Green, President of the Rodeo Land and Water Company.

The Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado

A story in the New York Times on September 4, 2015, “Hotel That Inspired ‘The Shining’ Builds On Its Eerie Appeal” focused on the Stanley Hotel and Stephen King’s novel that went on to become Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 cult film classic. For years operators of the Stanley Hotel have used “The Shining” and its paranormal plot as pure marketing gold.

Eldridge Hotel of Lawrence, Kansas

The following historical marker was erected on April 4, 1940 by the Lawrence Rotary Club: