Saturday, June 25, 2011

Holiday Inn

Kemmons Wilson initially came up with the idea after a family road trip to Washington, D.C., during which he was disappointed by the quality and consistency provided by the roadside motels of the time.

The name Holiday Inn was given to the original hotel by his architect Eddie Bluestein as a joke, in reference to the Bing Crosby movie. The first Holiday Inn opened on Summer Avenue in Memphis, the main highway to Nashville, in 1952. (More Info on Wikipedia)

"Your Host From Coast to Coast"

Holiday Inn 180th Street - Miami Beach, Florida - 18001 Collins Avenue - Swim time at the beach or pool, delightful dining in the attractive restaurant, game time at the recreation area, refreshment time in the cocktail lounge or at the pool patio - All await you at the Holiday Inn - Tel: 947-0671.

Holiday Inn - Lake City, Florida - U.S. 90 at Interstate 75 - Post Office Drawer 1239 - Phone 752-3901 - Air Conditioned, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Free TV and Free Holidex Reservations.

3 comments:

Matt Hunter Ross said...

These are great!

Major Pepperidge said...

Those original Holiday Inn marquees are so wonderful and iconic. The new ones are so awful... don't know why they thought they needed to change them.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

I agree...the old logo is a real classic like Coca-Cola's that should never have been tampered with.