(Courtesy of robotpolisher on Flickr)
Can you imagine checking into a hotel that doesn’t have telephones in their rooms?
Better yet, can you imagine checking into a hotel-in let’s say, Tuscon, Arizona, that doesn’t have air-conditioning units in their rooms?
Before 1952, those things weren’t part of a typical hotel stay. But, in 1952, Kemmons Wilson, changed that. And more.
The Holiday Inn
Wilson, an entrepreneur at heart, declared that his hotels would be;
- Readily accessible to road travelers
Kind of sounds like a franchise. It is. And, The Holiday Inn is celebrating it’s 60-Year Anniversary.
Here’s some lyrics to a song I found that’s bound to help your corporate team get in the celebratory mood…
“Sippin’ some ripple, I got quarters, dimes, and nickels
For shizzle dizzle, I’m on a track with the Big Snoop Dizzle
Let the Henny trickle, down the beat, wit a ghetto tempo
I done blazed the instrumental, laid it plain and simple
Getting brain in the rental, I done did it again
My eyes chinky, I’m wit Chingy, at the Holidae In”
– Chingy, Holiday Inn (Ft Snoop Dogg)
Courtesy of Lyrics007.com
(Holiday Inn Hotel room, courtesy of Paul Robertson-Flickr)