As an FDA certified trainer on LASIK surgery techniques, Dr. Hale recently traveled to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania to teach others the best practices of the elective procedure. He was only there for 24-hours, but outside of teaching classes it seemed as though he traveled back in time.
An admitted history buff, Dr. Hale had the ultimate pleasure of staying at Hotel Bethlehem–a stunning architectural work on the “Historic Hotels of America” register.
Constructed in 1922, Hotel Bethlehem was built to accommodate clients at nearby Bethlehem Steel Company. It sits high above Main Street in a historical shopping district, complete with cobbled-stone walkways and plenty of Ma and Pop shops.
One of those shops is the oldest continuously running bookseller in the world, first built in 1745.
Inside, the hotel boasts plenty of Art Deco features, including dozens of tall palladium windows, turn-of-the century art works, terrazzo flooring and a marble and mosaic adorned lobby. Guests are further lulled into the hotel’s ambience as speakers play tidbits of Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz.
Famous guests span the gamut of legendary American figures, including boxing champion Muhammed Ali, President John F. Kennedy and comedian/actor, Bob Hope.
And now, Dr. Hale.