The Hotel Valley Ho

With gas at 22 cents a gallon and Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” on the radio, the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona embodied fifties appeal in a town booming with post-war tourism. Today, the hotel, unlike most of its peers, maintains its legacy both culturally and historically as one of the principal examples of mid-century touristry. While the hotel has passed through many hands, it still possesses integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association – and is therefore a historically significant property.

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