Hotel: An American History

Hotel An American History When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate But within a decade Americans had built the first

  • Title: Hotel: An American History
  • Author: Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz
  • ISBN: 9780300106169
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789 91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate But within a decade, Americans had built the first hotels large and elegant structures that boasted private bedchambers and grand public ballrooms This book recounts the enthralling history of the hotel in America a saga inWhen George Washington embarked on his presidential tours of 1789 91, the rudimentary inns and taverns of the day suddenly seemed dismally inadequate But within a decade, Americans had built the first hotels large and elegant structures that boasted private bedchambers and grand public ballrooms This book recounts the enthralling history of the hotel in America a saga in which politicians and prostitutes, tourists and tramps, conventioneers and confidence men, celebrities and salesmen all rub elbows Hotel explores why the hotel was invented, how its architecture developed, and the many ways it influenced the course of United States history The volume also presents a beautiful collection of than 120 illustrations, many in full color, of hotel life in every era.

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    1. A fantastic history of hotels that looks at the surprising economic, legal, political, and social effects of this distinctly American institution, albeit one that later spread over the rest of the world. The author details how George Washington's national tours from 1789-1791 spurred the country's first hotel projects, how the early laws of public accommodations treated "innkeepers" as "public utilities," how hotels actually provided the model for the modern apartment house (the first American " [...]


    2. I found this book to be extremely interesting. I really enjoyed learning about the history of hotels and how it effected so many things in our current way of life such as apartment living and even the socialization of people. I really enjoy learning about how things came to be and if you are like me, you will really enjoy this read.


    3. An enjoyable read and a fascinating look at the role the hotel has played in the evolution of the United States. I found it most valuable for its perspective; it's as if someone said, "Here--look through these glasses for a minute." Well, more than a minute. . . . I look at hotels differently now.



    4. I have been working for accommodation organizations for the last several years. It was always interesting for me to understand how modern sophisticated 'hotel machines' appeared. What is strange is that, although there is plenty of information on hotel management, there are very few sources which talk about hotel history. My key takeaways:Lodging is a part of a transportation systemHotels can be also thought of as a social technology: movement of people, diplomacy, tradeHotels change urban lands [...]


    5. Interesting book on the evolution of the hospitality industry in the US from dusty road-side inns in colonial days (primary function was serving alcohol; lodging was often secondary, mainly to provide a place for drunken patrons to sleep it off) to the modern, full service hotels we have today, complete with gyms, meeting rooms for business functions and fancy ballrooms for social functions (weddings, etc.). The author did extensive research (think "doctoral dissertation") and provided many phot [...]


    6. Reads like a very well-done thesis. The author interweaves the development of hotels into American history from the birth of the country (George Washington's travails in finding decent places to stay while traveling are details) to its furthering of crime and racial segregation. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, but ultimately not a topic I could remain entranced by -- had to read this in installments.


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