Preserving a room at America's grand hotels
Arning, David R
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Historic hotels reflect a sense of time and place through their unique style and technology. Hotels traditionally have played an important role in the social life of American cities and, as such, are important cultural resources deserving of preservation and redevelopment. This thesis considers the developmental history of American grand hotels and recent trends by national lodging operators and private investors to redevelop them. The study also examines the Fitzpatrick Hotel project, a certified historic rehabilitation in Washington, Georgia, and offers findings and recommendations for the successful rehabilitation of historic hotels in other communities.