This is perhaps the most charming hotel in the city.
Located in the theater district and built in 1896 by Daniel Burnham. It served as a steel-and-glass model for the nation's first skyscrapers. The rooms are stylishly decorated and the warm, wood-paneled lobby feels like an Ivy League Library.
This article has been excerpted with the author's permission from the book, "Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels East of the Mississippi," AuthorHouse 2013. The author, Stanley Turkel, is a recognized authority and consultant in the hotel industry. He operates his hotel, hospitality and consulting practice specializing in asset management, operational audits and the effectiveness of hotel franchising agreements and litigation support assignments. Clients are hotel owners, investors and lending institutions. His latest book is "Hotel Mavens: Lucius M. Boomer, George C. Boldt and Oscar of the Waldorf."
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