Longtime Eureka Springs hotelier Jack Moyer has made it his life’s work to restore and maintain longstanding, landmark structures as hospitality entities that attract 21st-century clientele. He strives to keep his hotels relevant while also preserving the integrity of what he calls the city’s irreplaceable assets.
The Elmira, New York, native discovered a love for historic hotels in the late 1980s while training at the Chicago Hilton & Towers, and he has never turned back.
To Moyer, who served on the Historic Hotels of America board for nine years, operating historic hotels presents a welcome challenge.
The industry niche does not follow a cookie-cutter formula and upkeep costs can double that of newer hotels, he said. Moyer estimates restorations at the Crescent and Basin Park... [ MORE ]