The World’s Most Renowned Hoteliers in the Hotel Industry

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Most travelers who have stayed at hotels probably do not even give the hotel owners much thought, much less knew who they were. That is just the way things are; most hotel owners are quite unknown. Still, there are quite a few hoteliers that have managed to be in the spotlight, whether it be willingly or reluctantly. Let us run through some of them.

Perhaps no hotelier has as much fame as Conrad Hilton-both for the things he did and the things his great granddaughter and hotel-chain heiress Paris did. Conrad Hilton started out small, building an inn up with his father. Eventually, he was able to acquire a hotel in Texas. More growth led him to build the state’s first high rise hotel-the Dallas Hilton.

After establishing a chain of hotels in Texas, Hilton was able to expand outside the state and subsequently go international. These hotels formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation, followed by the Hilton International Company a couple of years later.

Although he lost some hotels during the Great Depression, he was able to buy back what he lost-a testament to the savvy of this particular hotelier. Hilton’s accomplishments were credited for fostering American tourism and overseas … Read More

Wood Products: Top 5 Essentials

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Decorative wood accents personalize and add style to your kitchen cabinets or furniture. From corbels to tambour doors, many cabinet hardware companies have the perfect wood product to make an ordinary household into an extraordinary home.

Below is a list of beautiful wood products that will make your home stand out amongst the mundane:

Tambour Doors

A Tambour Door is an up-and-over door made of narrow horizontal slats and “rolls” up and down by sliding along vertical tracks and is typically found in cabinets. All doors are cloth backed, hand sanded and ready to finish. When choosing a Tambour Door note that slat length refers to the right to left dimension of the Tambour Door. H eight refers to the top to bottom dimension of the Tambour Door. There are a variety of collections that have the finest Tambour Doors on the market.

Carved Handles and Pulls

Hand carved wood knobs and pulls adds the perfect finishing touch to your cabinetry. Available in a variety of wood species, they are easy to match with existing décor. The authenticity of hand-carved handles and knobs from elegant manufacturers will instantly add a touch of artistic detail to your cabinetry. Intricately carved pulls … Read More

Repairing Interior Pocket Doors

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Interior pocket doors are a great feature in a home. With limited space you can have a door disappear into the wall. Need to close the door? Just slide it back and you have privacy. It is that sliding and disappearing feature that causes some special problems. In this article we will identify the problems you may encounter with a pocket door. Most problems can be repaired without too much difficulty. Can you fix a door that has gone off the track? Do you need to replace the rollers? How do you get inside the wall to fix a problem? Can you lubricate the rollers? These are all questions you may be asking. The following paragraphs will address them.

The majority of the issues with pocket doors will be related to the roller-hanger assembly. The rollers keep the door on the track, provide adjustment for the alignment of the door and carry the weight of the door. No mystery then that most repairs will involve doing something with this assembly.

Lubricating Interior Pocket Doors

For doors that are stiff and difficult to operate, lubrication is probably the answer. The door rollers are a moving part with bearings that can get … Read More