The Beginning of the Hotel: The Beginning of the Hotel Inns – They were small. People shared rooms and beds. Cleanliness and food service were primitive. Bedbugs and fleas were common.
United States and Canada
The first U.S. grand hotel was Boston’s Tremont House. The rate per day was $2, which included 4 meals.
Traveling…: Traveling… Henry Flagler
Responsible for the development of Florida as a resort area
In 1869, North America became the first continent to have a rail from coast to coast.
Hotels have been traditionally established near transportation centers.
Europe’s first luxury hotel - London
Hoteliers: Hoteliers César Ritz
Considered the greatest hotelier of all time
Ellsworth Milton Statler
Chain Hotel Concept
Private baths in each room
“The Biggest Hotel Man in the World”
Opened the Caribbean
Catered to American Business Travelers
Capacity of Hotels: Capacity of Hotels Capacity of a hotel is counted by the number of beds a property provides
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! In 2001, the United States had a total of 46,000 properties grossing $93.1 billion in revenue.
Customers: Customers Business Travelers
Target Market – Architecture Styles: Target Market – Architecture Styles Square Buildings –
Functional Buildings –
Fantasy Architecture –
Famous Names: Famous Names Kemmons Wilson
Atrium Style Hotel