Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ambassador Hotel - The Early Years

Les sent me several photos of the Ambassador Hotel that he took somewhere around 1962-1964, not long after it first opened.




Added Entry said...

Any pictures of the Empress Hotel? It was a small hotel across the street and down a bit from the President Hotel.

titojohn said...

The Ambassador Hotel opened for business in 1964. I remember seeing the building go up, as I was frequently passing by the site on my message courier runs to/from the American Embassy and MAAG Headquarters. I also note that the first photo shows a sign for New York Bar on the left side. New York Bar was a small, nice place to hangout in the "good old days."


Misty said...

Why does the weather always seems so nice in these photos?

The pool and kids pool are still there on google maps.

Don said...

"Added Entry," I see there is an Empress Hotel in the same general area today, but I don't know if it's the same one you're referring to. Here's a link: