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Historical hotels, people and things in hospitality

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:

Mount Washington Hotel, New Hampshire

Ground-breaking for the new hotel was in 1900 and construction began in 1901. It was conceived and built by Joseph Stickney, a New York financier who owned the nearby Mt. Pleasant House.

Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans

The original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel was built by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant, as the Grunewald Hotel. In 1908, it was expanded with a fourteen-story 400-room annex. The expansion was designed by the Milwaukee architectural firm, H.C. Koch & Sons who also designed the Pfister Hotel and the City Hall in Milwaukee.

Julius Manger: One of the Greatest Hotel Owners of the Twentieth Century

Julius Manger was born in Boonville, Missouri. He graduated from the Tulane University Law School.

Pinehurst Resort and Spa of North Carolina

The history of Pinehurst began in 1895, when Bostonian James Walker Tufts, wealthy owner of the American Soda Fountain Company, purchased 5,800 acres of ravaged timberland in the sand hills of central North Carolina.