Many of us couldn’t imagine a city without a hotel these days but there was a time when hotels were very new establishments and something that people weren’t all too familiar with. Cast your minds back all the way to the late 18th Century when some of the very first hotels were established in cities around the world. For example, in 1794 the City Hotel opened in New York City. It is said that it was the first building in America specially built for the purpose of being a hotel. Besides acting as a hotel, the building became a social centre of the city when it opened its doors.
Furthermore, there are many other exciting tales to tell about some of the very first hotels built in cities across the globe. In japan, the very first hotel dates back all the way to 707 A.D. It definitely deserves the title of the oldest hotel known to man. It is true, that hotels have come a very long way since then; what were once establishments where you could merely rest your head on a very basic bed, have developed into something much more luxurious and extravagant. Nowadays, you can expect every sort of modern facility in a hotel room, from a plasma TV to climate control.
To find about some of the very first hotels to be built in cities around the world (believe it or not, some sill stand today!), check out our interesting infographic below. (via)