Just what you’d expect from the birthplace of stock car racing.
A CHECKERED PAST.
The historic and iconic Streamline Hotel has had many milestones over the years from The Birthplace of Stock Car Racing and Headquarters of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp during WWII to a more recent feature on Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. Streamline’s Art Deco architecture, Free Mason symbology and mysterious hotel safe add to her allure.
STREAMLINE HOTEL was built by AY Hutchinson and designed by architect Alan J MacDonough in the Streamline Art Deco modern style
OPENED AS THE FIRST MODERN, FIREPROOF HOTEL IN DAYTONA BEACH
THE WAAC (The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp) was stationed at the Streamline Hotel during WWII
MOONSHINERS and known GANGSTERS are rumored to have stored gold, cash, moonshine and secrets in the hotel safe, now located in the Sky Lounge Bar
Stock car racer Bill France Sr. forms NASCAR, at the Streamline’s Rooftop Ebony Bar
SIGNING OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR STOCK CAR AUTO RACING
The first DAYTONA 500 is run at the new Speedway
A FALLOUT SHELTER WAS ADDED, SO A NUCLEAR WAR NEEDN’T COMPLETELY RUIN YOUR STAY
The Streamline becomes a retirement home owned by LeRoy Jenkins, an evangelist who claims to have ministered to ELVIS PRESLEY
Daytona Beach begins its reign as the SPRING BREAK capital with the help of MTV
The Streamline becomes a YOUTH HOSTEL and offers showers to weary travelers for $2
Once a part of the FREE MASON society, markings are uncovered which suggest similarities to a likeness of King Solomon’s temple – including 7 iconic steps in the hotel lobby
Purchased by EDDIE HENNESSY with the intention of igniting a revitalization of Daytona Beach, featured on Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with host and hotel expert ANTHONY MELCHIORRI, where a plan to undergo a major renovation and rebranding is undertaken
STREAMLINE HOTEL GRAND REOPENING the old and new come together in a re-birth of a historical icon