Stanley Turkel Named the Recipient of the 2020 Historic Inns of The usa Historian of the 12 months Award

Historic Motels of The usa® is happy to announce the winner of the 2020 Historic Motels of The us Historian of the Year Award.  Stanley Turkel has been named the recipient of the Historic Motels of The usa Historian of the Calendar year Award for 2020.   This is the third time Turkel has received this prestigious award.


Stanley Turkel is a champion of heritage and, particularly, of historic resorts.   By his numerous guides, he has made an incredible contribution to documenting the wonderful histories and tales of the most iconic and legendary inns crafted about the previous 200+ many years?  In this article are just a handful of of the 10 textbooks he has researched and composed more than the previous ten years: Great American Hotel Architects: Quantity I Good American Hotel Architects Quantity 2 Resort Professionals: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf Hotel Experts: Quantity 2: Henry Morrison Flagler, Henry Bradley Plant, Carl Graham Fisher and Built to Final 100+ 12 months-Previous Resorts West of the Mississippi.   Stanley Turkel researches and writes the excellent Nobody Questioned Me But…series which includes a lot more than 240 superb vignettes about the historical past of legendary and famous historic hotels.


The Historic Inns of The usa Historian of the 12 months Award is presented to an personal for generating a special contribution in the study, and presentation of heritage and whose operate has inspired a large discussion, increased comprehension, and enthusiasm for background and our nation’s heritage.  Importantly, as the author of ten guides about legendary and legendary historic motels, Stanley Turkel has assisted to protect the stories of their owners, their architects, and their well-known company.


“I am honored and delighted by this designation as 2020 Historic Accommodations of The united states Historian of the 12 months,” said Turkel.  “In my most latest book, “Great American Resort Architects Quantity 2” (AuthorHouse 2020), I provide a wonderful description of the complexities of creating a earth-course resort and stock of what went into the New Yorker Lodge (Manhattan’s premier and tallest resort in 1929), which was designed by Sugarman & Berger:


  • a “vertical city”
  • front desk with 20 clerks
  • eating places with world-well-known orchestras
  • walls of Persian walnut inlaid withhold brass
  • kitchens masking an acre of floor room with 135 of the world’s famous cooks
  • twenty-3 elevators, rushing at eight hundred feet for each minute
  • bedrooms with Servidors, circulating ice water, hand telephones, bedhead looking through lamps, total-length mirrors, and full-sized beds
  • largest barber store in the entire world: 42 chairs and 20 manicurists
  • biggest personal ability plant in the globe
  • 10-home “hospital”


At the time once again, I value the superb get the job done of Historic Hotels of America.”


“In deciding on Turkel as the 2020 Historic Accommodations of America Historian of the 12 months, Stanley Turkel is identified for his determination, enthusiasm, stewardship, and management in preserving and escalating the recognition and celebration of these historic, cultural and heritage treasures and their tales,” said Lawrence Horwitz, Government Vice President, Historic Motels of The united states and Historic Inns All over the world.


About Historic Accommodations of The us®

Historic Hotels of The usa is the formal software of the Nationwide Belief for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the greatest Historic Lodges. Historic Hotels of The us has additional than 300 historic inns. These historic motels have all faithfully managed their authenticity, perception of put, and architectural integrity in the United States of The united states, including 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Accommodations of The us is comprised of largely independently owned and operated historic accommodations. Extra than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality models, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Inns of The usa. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious software, a resort should be at minimum 50 yrs aged has been specified by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a Countrywide Historic Landmark or stated in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and acknowledged as obtaining historic significance. For more facts, please visit


About Historic Lodges All over the world®

Washington DC dependent Historic Motels Around the globe® is a prestigious assortment of historic treasures, including far more than 360 legendary historic resorts which include several previous castles, chateaus, palaces, academies, haciendas, villas, monasteries, and other historic lodging spanning ten generations. Historic Hotels Throughout the world recognizes authentic cultural treasures that reveal exemplary historic preservation and their inspired architecture, cultural traditions, and authentic cuisine.  To be nominated and picked for induction into Historic Inns Worldwide, historic lodging attributes must be at least 75 yrs aged use historic lodging serve as the former dwelling or be located on the grounds of the previous household of well known people or important site for an event in history be found in or inside strolling length to a historic district, historically major landmark, put of historic party, or a historic city centre be recognized by a community preservation organization or countrywide trust and exhibit historic memorabilia, artwork, images, and other examples of its historic importance.  For a lot more information, remember to go to