Time Magazine for June 12, 1972, "The Man with 300,000 Beds, Innkeeper Kemmons Wilson"

Summary

Kemmons Wilson founded the Holiday Inn franchise in 1952. The chain became so successful that in 1972 Wilson made the cover of Time magazine. Travelers relied on the standard amenities and family-friendly rates that could be found at any Holiday Inn across the country.

Kemmons Wilson founded the Holiday Inn franchise in 1952. The chain became so successful that in 1972 Wilson made the cover of Time magazine. Travelers relied on the standard amenities and family-friendly rates that could be found at any Holiday Inn across the country.

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

12 June 1972

Subject Date

12 June 1972

Collection Title

Periodical Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.12.8.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Holiday Inns, Inc.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

On front cover: TIME / The Man with 300,000 Beds / Innkeeper / Kemmons / Wilson / Environment Report: The Energy Crisis

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