Ellsworth M. Statler
Statler Hotels
1907–1928
Statler Hotels
1907–1928
Having made a small fortune in the restaurant business, Statler opened his first hotel in 1907. Unlike most other hotels of the early 1900s, Statler’s hotels, of which there were 6 by the time of his death, had many rare traits: private bathrooms, personal telephones, and later, radios, in every room. Statler’s genius in providing luxury-like amenities to middle and working class people helped his hotel chain become popular with every day Americans.

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