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G. Brint Ryan

Hotel Settles

Hotel Settles: Rebirth of a West Texas Icon showcases the stunning transformation of a historic hotel from decay to luxury. A tale of resilience and elegance captured through captivating photography.


A Beacon Restored: Hotel Settles' Triumph Over Time

Hotel Settles: Rebirth of a West Texas Icon is not just a book; it’s a journey through time and transformation. This captivating coffee table masterpiece by Natalie Zan Ryan chronicles the rise, fall, and triumphant resurgence of the legendary Hotel Settles in Big Spring, Texas. From its origins in the oil boom, through its decline amidst changing times, to its spectacular $30 million restoration, this book is a visual and narrative odyssey. Featuring stunning photography, it weaves a tale of resilience, community spirit, and the revival of a historic beacon. Perfect for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and lovers of American heritage, this book illuminates the power of preservation and the enduring allure of landmarks like the Settles. Witness how a West Texas icon was brought back to life, becoming once again a symbol of luxury and a beacon of hope under the bright neon glow of its legendary sign. Hotel Settles: Rebirth of a West Texas Icon is more than a book; it’s a celebration of history, community, and the timeless spirit of revival.

Category: Coffee Table Book
Release date: March 1, 2024
Page size: 11″ x 14″
Word count: 10 195
Estimated page count: 144


G. Brint Ryan

About The Author

Natalie Zan Ryan, born in Big Spring, Texas, was an accomplished English professor at Angela State University and an avid traveler, despite being wheelchair-bound from age seventeen. With a Master of Arts in English and numerous accolades, she inspired many through her teaching and writing. Natalie, who passed away at 55, left behind an autobiography, “Gimp, Like Me,” a candid exploration of her life’s challenges and triumphs. Her legacy endures through ASU’s Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages.

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