The History of Hotels in America

GENINT 741.410

Osher (50+). The history of  hotel architecture and interior styles is presented through lecture and slide illustration. 


About this course:

The hotel industry in America began with simple New England country inns and taverns, progressed to grand hotels with the growth of major American cities, and  culminated in the sophisticated boutique hotels and spas of today. As America grew in population and prominence, the need for accommodations for travelers spurred the development of the hospitality industry while advancing the popular architectural styles of the time. In this course, we explore the development of the industry through discussion of architectural and interior styles and the unique geographic and cultural influences from various regions throughout the United States. This course will be recorded. Students will have access to the video for 30 days.

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