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Ellsworth M. Statler

Statler Hotels

1907 - 1928

Restaurants & Lodging

1900 b. 1863
Born-Died1863 - 1928
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherNon-Profit / Other
Era - 1900

Having made a small fortune in the restaurant business, Statler opened his first hotel in 1907. Unlike most other hotels of the early 1900s, Statlerís 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. Statlerís genius in providing luxury-like amenities to middle and working class people helped his hotel chain become popular with every day Americans.