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Hotel Mavens   

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tanley Turkel's new book Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf tells the fascinating stories of these pioneers and the hotels they built and operated:

  1. Lucius Boomer, one of the most famous hoteliers of his time, was Chairman of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Corporation. In a career of more than half a century, he owned and managed the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, the Lenox in Boston, the Willard in Washington, and the McAlpin, Claridge, Sherry-Netherland and the original as well as the current Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

  2. George C. Boldt who was the genius of the original Waldorf-Astoria. It was said of him that he made innkeeping a profession and, more than any man, was the creator of the modern American hotel.

  3. Oscar of the Waldorf was the superstar of his time and one of the stalwarts who managed both the original and the current Waldorf-Astoria. Among his many duties, Oscar commanded a staff of 1,000 persons besides conducting a school for waiters, the only one of its kind in the United States. In 1896, Oscar wrote one of the greatest cookbooks of its time: "The Cook Book by Oscar of the Waldorf". It contains 907 pages and 3,455 recipes.

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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, Tourism, and Sports Management. 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 and is now the Honorary Chairmen.

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" will be published by the end of October 2014.

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

Contact: Stanley Turkel
email: stanturkel@aol.com
Phone: 917-628-8549
URL: http://www.stanleyturkel.com/