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Hanne Dittler

Much More Than Changing Sheets: Hanne Dittler Helped Hotel Housekeeping Evolve

For much of the hotel industry’s history, the story of women employed in hotels was one of low pay, second-class status, and no real...

Iced Out: The Slow Acceptance of Air Conditioning in Hotels

Staying up to date on the latest technological advances is one of the greatest challenges facing hoteliers in 2019. Innovations are constant, forcing those...
David T. Williams at work in his office.

The Legacy of Hotel Interior Designer David T. Williams

“We try to get as much local feeling as possible in each hotel.” These words perfectly summarize the artistic view of hotel interior designer...
The Inside Inn

The Inside Inn Was the World’s Largest Hotel During the 1904 St. Louis World’s...

Ellsworth Statler, the legendary American hotelier, was a visionary who applied late 19th and early 20th century advances in technology and modern business systems...
Lunar Hilton — Space Tourism

When the Future of the Hotel Industry 
Was Space Tourism

In 1967—a full two years before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon—a room full of outer space engineers and scientists attending a meeting of...
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