Business: Hotels

Pride of the Bowman-Biltmore hotel system is Manhattan's Biltmore. Pride of the United Hotels Chain is Manhattan's Roosevelt. Soon Biltmore and Roosevelt, already next-door neighbors, may be financial as well as topographical companions. For last week, widely, convincingly rumored, was a Bowman-Biltmore-United Hotel merger that would create a $50,000,000 hotel chain with more than 100 units, with over 20,000 rooms.

United Hotels Co. Twenty-five hotels owned, 38 controlled, comprise the U. S., Canadian and West Indian hotels in the United Hotels Co. system. Head of United is New York-born Frank A. Dudley, versatile...

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