ebook The Most Famous Hoteliers of All Time Vol. 2 - Robert Woliński

The Most Famous Hoteliers of All Time Vol. 2

The hotel industry has a rich history and a future yet to be discovered. Centuries-old, it evolved over the years, adopting the traditional concept of a “home away from home” to the needs of modern life. This history was written by hoteliers of different nationalities, not only by Americans and the Swiss. The Most Famous Hoteliers Of All Time is a series of books dedicated to prominent figures in the lodging industry from different countries and eras who contributed to the growth of this profession and of the entire hospitality industry. The two volumes comprising thirty-six chapters unravel incredible stories of forty-one hoteliers: builders, constructors, developers, hotel owners and managers, chefs and maîtres d'hotel, creators of new concepts, hotel brands and entire hotel chains. The series provides information about the origins of hospitality companies and hotel chains, such as Ritz, Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Oberoi, Sheraton, Accor, Four Seasons, Days Inn, Residence Inn, Howard Johnson’s, Hyatt, Best Western, Trust Houses Forte, and many more. Much space has been given to the true pioneers of the trade who have long been forgotten, yet undoubtedly improved the professional status of hoteliers and enhanced the prestige of the industry. The Most Famous Hoteliers Of All Time is a tribute to the legends of the hotel trade worldwide who went down in history. For this reason, this unique compendium of knowledge is addressed to all hoteliers across the globe who wish to explore the origins of their profession and investigate the standards implemented in the industry over the years. Volume 2: 1. George Pullman. The constructor of the hotel on wheels 2. Fred Harvey. The gentleman who civilized the Wild West 3. William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV. The wealthy founders of luxury hotels 4. Wilhelmina Skogh. The great lady of the Swedish hotel industry 5. Anton Bon. The pioneer of the Swiss tourism industry 6. Ellsworth Statler. The greatest innovator among hoteliers 7. Oscar Tschirky. Oscar of the Waldorf 8. Charles Baehler. A hotel tycoon of Egypt 9. Lucius Boomer. The godfather of the Waldorf-Astoria bis 10. Albert Steigenberger. The advocate of the German tradition of grand hotels 11. Ernest Henderson. The man who created the Sheraton 12. Charles Forte. The baron of the British hotel industry 13. Curtis Carlson. The master of diversification 14. John Q. Hammons. The legendary hotel developer 15. Isadore Sharp. A hotelier for four seasons 16. Jack DeBoer. The father of the extended-stay hotel concept 17. Bill Marriott Jr. A man with a passion for the lodging industry and the head of a multi-brand corporation 18. Cecil B. Day. A hotelier with a mission

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