This volume completes my three books about hundred-year-old hotels in the United States:
—Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York (2009): 32 Hotels
—Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels East of the Mississippi (2011): 86 Hotels
—Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels West of the Mississippi (2017): 60 Hotels
This trilogy describes 178 hotels in the United States that are each more than a hundred years old and fifty rooms or larger. The fascinating stories about their creation and the people who nurtured them represent great American business history. They should be a required reading for every hotel owner, general manager, hotel employee, and student of hotel management. Every hotel in the country should have copies on hand to distribute to hotel guests.