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Hotel Pioneers    


tanley Turkel's new book Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry tells the fascinating and unpredictable stories of seventeen hotel pioneers who were (and are) important in the development of the hotel industry in the United States. Many of them are relatively unknown and lost in the dustbin of American history. Their biographies comprise this sequel to his first hotel book, "Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry" AuthorHouse 2009.

These important and largely untold biographies include Stewart William Bainum (1920-2014), * Curtis Leroy Carlson (1914-1999) ,* Cecil Burke Day (1934-1978), * Louis Jacob Dinkler (1864-1928), * Eugene Chase Eppley (1884-1958), * Roy C. Kelley (1905-1997), * Arnold S. Kirkeby (1901-1962), * Julius Manger (1868-1937), * Robert R. Meyer (1882-1947), * Albert Pick, Jr. (1895-1977), * Jay Pritzker (1922-1999), * Harris Rosen (1939) ,* Ian Schrager (1946), * Vernon B. Stouffer (1901-1974), * William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915), * Robert E. Woolley (1935) and Stephen Allen Wynn (1942). As you will note, four of these great American hoteliers are alive and productive as I write this sequel: Harris Rosen, Ian Schrager, Robert Woolley and Steve Wynn.

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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