PIERRE S. DuPONT
American businessman and management innovator.  DuPont  purchased the family gun-powder company in 1902, and pioneered modern industrial accounting methods.  In 1920, he rescued General Motors from near bankruptcy and presided as president.
  
Hotel: Built by Pierre S. DuPont.
  
Pierre S. DuPont envisioned a hotel which matched the international prestige of the DuPont Company.  Opening day, January 15, 1913, 295 guests arrived at the red carpeted door in shining Pierce Arrows, Stanley Steamers, and elegant horse-drawn carriages.  During the first week alone, 25,000 visitors toured the new hotel which rivaled Europe’s finest.
  
Guests include a host of presidents, politicians, kings, queens, sports figures, corporate giants and celebrities like Charles Lindbergh, Ingrid Bergman, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Joe DiMaggio, John F. Kennedy, Jacques Cousteau, Elizabeth Taylor, Duke Ellington, Norman Rockwell, and Lucille Ball.
  
Accommodations:
206 guest rooms, 10 suites luxuriously restored.  Oversized guest rooms received the InternationalGold Key Design Award for the best guest room design in the world.  The exceptional interiors are decorated and enhanced by more than 700 original paintings including three generations of Andrew and James Wyeth.
  
Features:
Fitness center; executive conference center and 11 private dining rooms for groups of up to 40; complete business center/voice mail in three languages.  Nationally acclaimed for superb French-Continental cuisine.  Concierge, valet parking, complimentary in-town limo, and 24 hour room service.
  
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