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Built to Last: 100+ Year Old Hotels West of the Mississippi    


his volume completes my three books about hundred-year-old hotels in the United States: —Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York (2009): 32 Hotels —Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels East of the Mississippi (2011): 86 Hotels —Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels West of the Mississippi (2017): 60 Hotels. This trilogy describes 183 hotels in the United States that are each more than a hundred years old and fifty rooms or larger. The fascinating stories about their creation and the people who nurtured them represent great American business history. As Ian Schrager writes in the foreword, "These books are not only the history of 183 hotels, they are the history of our country and us as a people. They are truly enlightening. I sincerely feel that every hotel school should own sets of these books and make them required reading for their students and employees." Every hotel in the country should have copies on hand to distribute to hotel guests.

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tanley Turkel is a recognized authority in the hotel industry. He operates his consulting practice serving as an expert witness in hotel-related cases and providing franchise consultation and asset management.

Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, Turkel was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International Telephone & Telegraph Co. overseeing the Sheraton Corporation of America. Before joining IT&T, he was the General Manager of the Summit Hotel (762 Rooms), General Manager of the Drake Hotel (680 Rooms) and Resident Manager of the Americana Hotel (1842 Rooms), all in New York City.

Turkel serves as a Friend of the Tisch Center and lectures at the NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. He is certified as a Master Hotel Supplier Emeritus by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He served for eleven years as Chairman of the Board of the Trustees of the City Club of New York.

Stanley Turkel is one of the most widely-published authors in the hospitality field. More than 275 articles on various hotel subjects have been published in the leading hotel magazines and posted on the Hotel-Online, BlueMauMau, Hotel NewsResource and eTurboNews websites. Two of his hotel books have been promoted, distributed and sold by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. A third hotel book was called "passionate and informative" by the New York Times. His fourth hotel book, "Hotel Mavens:  Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf" was published in October 2014.

Stanley Turkel has been designated the 2014 and 2015 Historian of the Year by Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Contact: Stanley Turkel
Phone: 917-628-8549