Thursday, May 10, 2012
May 10, 1927: The First Hotel With Radio Set in Room
May 10, 1927: For the first time a hotel named The Hotel Statler in Boston installed radio headset in each of its 1,300 rooms so its patrons could listen to classic radio shows.
Statler Hotel was built in 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts by hotelier E.M. Statler. The hotel was a prototype of the grand American Hotel; it was called a "city within a city". This was the last hotel that Staler built before his death.
In 1907, E.M. Statler built his first permanent Statler Hotel that included private bath and shower in every room, in Buffalo, New York. After that he built several future hotels in Cleveland (1912), Detroit (1915), St. Louis (1917), New York, Buffalo (1923).