My great-aunt was the back elevator operator for many years. While visiting
her, I often had the opportunity to see how everything under the radar worked
from the ice cream makers to the prophet who often used her elevator to avoid
crowds. That beautiful building emanated a feeling of peace, dignity and glory.
I'm so glad it has been preserved in its beauty for others to enjoy.
My Dad stayed there when on a business trip to SLC back in the 50's. It was a
very nice hotel. I didn't see it until 2002 on my first trip to Utah. It was
during the Christmas Season and the big tree in the lobby was the most beautiful
tree I have ever seen.
I worked there from '78 to '81. It was one of the better jobs I've had. It was
the only hotel I worked at where it felt more like a family than just a bunch of
workers. Departments worked well together and were professional. I remember
Phyllis Steorts and still have a lot of respect for what she did there. I wish
her the best.