Lost Grand Hotels of Cleveland

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During Cleveland's heyday, the world's most influential businessmen, politicians and entertainers flocked to America's sixth-largest city, enjoying the full hospitality of splendid hotels befitting a first-rate metropolis. Marked by architectural splendor, sumptuous design, technical innovation and world-class service, these grand palaces rose and fell with Cleveland's fortunes. From Teddy Roosevelt dining under the ornate chandeliers of the Hotel Hollenden's famed Crystal Ballroom to Bob Hope and Jack Benny cracking wise at the Alcazar's bar, Michael DeAloia adds atmosphere to seven of the most elegant and inviting Cleveland hotels to emerge in the early twentieth century. Only one of these legendary establishments hosts guests today. This revealing chronicle recaptures the golden age of Cleveland's power and prestige.
ISBN: 9781626196322
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Landmarks
Images: 86
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael DeAloia is currently the tech columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He earned his MBA from Case Western Reserve University and his bachelor's degree from Xavier University. He is the author of "Lost Cleveland, " a short history of some of the leading architectural wonders of Cleveland, which was published by The History Press in 2010.
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