Back tomorrow. See? That wasn't long. I considered whether I should release this site today, or save it for something else - but what? This is just the type of situation for which I make these sites. It's a one-off; it fits nicely into a previously defined site; it's perfectly suited for lileks.com, and it has that simultaneous sense of awe and revulsion that makes for a good historical document. To what do I refer?
The word "RESERVATRON" ought to tell you where we are in the previous century. It's the early 60s, and Sheraton has completed a bold, brilliant new idea in ultra-modern hotels. Namely:
That's the "King's Hideaway."
You might think that this would be at odds with the idea of a hotel with a RESERVATRON SYSTEM, but that was the 60s. The future and a kitschy past existed side by side.
The hotel in question can be found on Google Street View, captured at the end of its days. By the entrance, a valet stand or something, done in the old Kingly style, but rendered tired and confused by subsequent renovations:
Anyway. I'm not spoiling anything. Those are outtakes. Ready? It's a site about two Sheraton Motel brochures. Here you go ~ enjoy!
Sorry, nothing down here. Not even new classic covers. In fact, those are over entirely, with a new feature to start next week. See you tomorrow.