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Joseph Massaglia

Joseph Massaglia, American hotel executive. Recipient Columbian award for distinguished merit, 1958; named Kentucky colonel, New Mexico colonel. Member American, California, Southern California, Rocky Mountain hotel associations, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (directory).

Background

  • Massaglia, Joseph was born on August 8, 1908 in Trinidad, Colorado, United States. Son of Joseph and Laura (Comoglio) Massaglia.

  • Education

    • Student of University N.M.

    Career

    • Assistant, later manager Joe Massaglia & Company, wholesale grocers, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vice president New Mexico Hilton Hotel Corporation (now merged into Hilton Hotel Corporation), 1940-1942. President owner Massaglia Hotels, from 1945, including Hotel Miramar, Santa Monica, California, Hotel Wilton, Long Beach, California, Hotel El Rancho, Gallup, New Mexico, Hotel Franciscan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hotel Park Lane, Denver, Hotel Raleigh, Washington, District of Columbia, Hotel Bond, Hartford, Connecticut, Hotel Sinton, Cincinnati, Hotel Sherwyn, Pittsburgh, Hotel Waikiki Biltmore, Honolulu, Hotel New Yorker, New York City, Hotel St. Claire, San Jose, California.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member American, California, Southern California, Rocky Mountain hotel associations, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (directory). Clubs: Optimist.

    Connections

    • father: Joseph Massaglia
    • mother: Laura (Comoglio) Massaglia
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    Born August 8, 1908
    Died June 23, 1969
    (aged 60)
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