Friday, February 04, 2011

The Thayer Hotel, West Point N.Y.

When visiting West Point I was impressed by the elegant Thayer Hotel.  It is located on the grounds of West Point Military Academy in New York State. It goes back to 1926 and has undergone several expansions since then.  It is named after Sylvanus Thayer, West Point class of 1808, regarded as the "father of the Military Academy." Thayer Hotel is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Thayer Hotel is an impressive stone building and it has been a part of American history since 1926.You will find it close to the entrance to the Academy.

There was an earlier hotel, the West Point Hotel, by Trophy point from 1829. It housed a number of famous guests as Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Winfield Scott, William Tecumseh Sherman, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, James Whistler and General Douglas MacArthur.

The construction of the Thayer Hotel was a part of  an expansion programme in order to accommodate U.S. Military Academy personnel and their guests.

It is named in honor of Colonel Sylvanius Thayer, superintendent of the Academy from 1817 to 1833. 

 Today, the Thayer hotel is a blend of tradition reflected in an interior with much character  and all the modern luxuries and comforts that may be offered to traveler.

Exquisite lodging, and excluusive dining. in a beautiful restaurant, but it all comes with a price tag, but you may get good offers. Weekend February 24th to 26th you can get a room at USD 159 at best rate. That is a pretty good bargain

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