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Joseph Massaglia

hotel executive

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.

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