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The History of Hotels Part 2

The hotel industry has been around for a very long time however the ability to stay in rented accommodation for a specific fee per night is not news to any of us in this day and age. Whether you like to go all out or find a decent bargain, there is a hotel out there for everyone. In the first part of this blog series, we talked about the significance of hotels in biblical times and the Greek development of thermal baths that were offered to travellers.

Here at The Mitre, we love sharing our knowledge with our readers and in part 2, we’re going to delve deeper into the history of hotels…

With news laws meaning that inns had to be registered, statistics showed that around 600 were active at the start of the 15th century. They were marked by signs outside the establishments that clearly stated their business. Around the end of the 15th century, a regular time table was created for the stage coaches that operated throughout England, meaning that more business was directed towards the hotel industry.

In the 19th century, the industrial revolution that began in the mid 1700’s, allowed for the construction of hotels in both England and America, causing the establishments to take over towns. It was a New York hotel that first provided a lift for hotel luggage and a particular establishment known as The New York Hotel in the city that introduced private buy viagra on-line bathrooms.

By 1890, the entire hotel industry was advancing quickly and many had at least some access to electric lighting rather than candles which made the hotel experience a very luxurious one. As time advanced, many would use the addition of electricity in order to entice guests to spend the night.

When the 20th century arrived, hotels rapidly became rather prestigious. In fact, King Alphonse XIII of Madrid was anxious and thought that the capital should have a luxury hotel. This lead to the inauguration of the Ritz in 1910. Many other hotels constructed during this period include The Savoy in London, The Plaza in NYC and L’hôtel de Crillion in Paris.

Even the Great Depression did not impact the hotel industry, with the famous Waldorf Astoria in NYC being brought to life during this time. After the world wars earlier in the century, a second boom in the hotel industry also took place during the 1950’s after the club village concept was first introduced. In fact, the first casino hotels were constructed during this time too.

With such a worldwide love for travelling, it’s no surprise that the hotel industry is reaching above and beyond! Here at the cheapest hotel in Manchester, we may not date all the way back to biblical times however the city we are based in has a rich history that you’ll love hearing about! For more information, speak to a member of The Mitre team today!

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