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Hotel Tour with BCElevators of Hampton Inn & Suites Greensboro, NC (Coliseum Area)
The hotel is great & as you can tell in this video, I am super excited (HYPER) about meeting BCElevators. I wasn't paying too close attention to what I was filming at times and so excuse the shaking on those parts. There was also loud music playing in the lobby / pool areas so I put some drown out music on those parts but tried to keep it so you could still hear Trevor & I talking. I also added an excerpt of the tour that the GM Karen Grissom and Sales Manager Rachel Amelkin took us on the first time we visited their hotel which was earlier in the year. For more info on this hotel, check out their FB page at Hampton Inn Greensboro Coliseum Facebook Page2013-06-16 18:01:51
Vintage 1920 Warner Elevator at Biltmore Historic Hotel w/BCElevators
now this is an elevator!! watch & enjoy then be sure to check out bcelevators version as he will be uploading his video today too @ Also, for more info on the historic hotel where this gem is located @ check out their website & for pictures we took, check out my FB page @ 15:01:27
Sneak Peek of a 1920 Warner Elevator with BCElevators
That's right folks! I finally got to meet BCElevators. This is one of the highlights of our exploring Greensboro, NC. This vintage elevator is located at The Biltmore Historic Hotel & according to the hotel manager is the first electric elevator ever installed in Greensboro. Stay tuned for lots more videos from this trip :) For more info on the hotel, check out their website at thebiltmoregreensboro.com2013-06-15 01:53:48
Otis Elevator with Strange Floor Numbering at Residence Inn (Crabtree Valley)
Floor P is lobby and 1 is parking which I thought would have been the other way around :) Check out my Facebook Page for some photos of some nice old cars that were parked in parking deck at this hotel. You can check out this hotel's FB page also to check out their pictures of the hotel Residence Inn Crabtree Valley Raleigh NC Facebook2013-06-12 18:54:33
Very Smooth Dover Impulse Elevator at the Fairfield Inn (Crabtree)
Near Crabtree Valley Mall2013-06-10 22:20:45
Dover Elevator at the Renovated Hampton Inn in Mebane, NC
Nice to see this elevator got the attention it needed. You can check out our first video of this elevator by clicking on the video response to this video :) This Hampton Inn looks brand new with all the renovations it has undergone. For more info, check out their FB page at 22:23:02
Hilton Garden Inn in Raleigh NC (Airport Location)
Once the elevator doors shut the music stops :) This was a pretty busy but nice Otis Series 1 :)2013-06-07 23:16:44
King Suite at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Greensboro, NC (near Coliseum)
This is a tour of the king suite that we took with GM Karen Grissom & Sales Manager Rachel Amelkin. Stay tuned for the full hotel tour video coming soon....for more info on this Hampton Inn & Suites, check out their FB page & website at & Hampton Inn and Suites Greensboro Coliseum2013-06-07 20:45:39
Our Celebration of Elevator Photography Anniversary (&Hampton Inn)
This is a combined celebration of a couple of nostalgic anniversaries. First up today June 5th 2013 marks the 20th Anv. of "Elevator Photography as we know it today"&also in the summer of 1984 (not sure of actual date) Holiday Inn opened up the very 1st Hampton Inn as one of their sub division brands. :) As you all know - Dieselducy and the elevator photography concept along with Hampton Inns are very important aspects of my hobby here on YT so I wanted to put together a special video celebrating these 2 anniversaries. Mom&I filmed elevators at both a Holiday Inn&a Hampton Inn today which include Thyssenkrupp&Otis Elevators which these are 2 more important aspects of my YT hobby. I hope you enjoy this. Keep riding.....2013-06-06 00:23:28
A Walk Through the Grove Park Inn's Spa (w/ Dieselducy)
This is actually a compilation of 2 walks through the spa at GPI. We start out with nighttime footage when we walked through it with Dieselducy back in February of this year which ends when we get to the outside fountain area and then we pick up with daytime footage taken on Mother's Day of this eyar starting about where we left off w/ the nighttime footage. : ) Hope you enjoy it. I will be finishing up with the footage taken with Dieselducy from February either today or tomorrow's uploads so stay tuned for that...2013-06-02 17:54:33
A "Lived In" Room Tour at the Hilton Hotel in Charlotte, NC (University Area)
A friend of our family is in town for the Con-Carolina Science Fiction Convention&she said it was ok to come and tour her room at the Hilton. She didn't have housekeeping service her room so it has the "lived in" look. It's a very nice room and we have a bonus clip at the end :)2013-06-02 00:49:52
Video Request by Sophia: Replica of Dolly Parton's Tennesse Mountain Home @ Dollywood
Here you go, Sophia. Here's the video clip we have of the replica of Dolly's childhood home located in Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. I hope you enjoy it.2013-06-01 19:00:39
Dover (Thyssenkrupp) Elevator at the Holiday Inn Express in Dillsboro, NC
This is one of the stops we made on our recent trip to the mts. :) The floor indicators were nice and bright. Enjoy!2013-05-29 05:44:23
Otis Elevator at the Hampton Inn in Franklin, NC
This Hampton Inn is set up like the one in Brevard, NC2013-05-25 21:13:55
Very Nice Talking Otis Elevators at the new Aloft Hotel in Asheville, NC
We got to ride both of the elevators. The 2nd one is also used by the staff and has several floors that the first elevator does not have access to. The floor mats were working in these. Normally you have to have a card reader for these to work but we were able to ride them the day we went. :)2013-05-22 18:10:32
Otis Elevator in the Parking Deck of The Aloft Hotel in Asheville, NC
This was a busy elevator but then again Asheville is a busy town. :) This is the parking deck that the new Aloft Hotel uses.2013-05-21 18:48:52
Sneak Peek of Upcoming Special Video
This is a sneak peek of a upcoming special video that will be dedicated to Dieselducy. It is a video we filmed over my Spring Break and it is the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Train Excursion to Nantahala Gorge from Bryson City, NC so stay tuned...2013-05-19 18:07:22
Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge in Highlands, NC (Bagley Bridge of Warner NH)
neat history on this historic bridge can be found at 23:02:18
Creekside Shopping Center in Cashiers, NC: Outdoor Otis Series 5 Elevator
nice little shopping center in the mountains of NC. First time I have seen a Wendy's outdoor dinning area with a stone fireplace :) You can check out my FB Page that has some various pictures we took on our drive up to the mountains last weekend. Stay tuned for a video of a really neat Hampton Inn & Suites in Sapphire Valley :)2013-05-18 20:47:43
Do You Know What is an Area of Refuge in a Hotel is? Plus Tour of a King Suite
Hampton Inn&Suites GM John Lynch explains what the area of refuge in MPE stariwells are. Plus we tour a king suite of their hotel. This video concludes the series of videos of this fine Hampton Inn&Suites in Huntersville, NC2013-05-18 16:40:58
Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn&Suites in Huntersville, NC
Here is more footage that we took on our visit to this Hampton Inn&Suites. Special thanks to John Lynch GM&Tim Hoffman (Chief Maintenance) Fitness&Business Centers along with a tour of double queen room. Pool was still closed for the season. Elevators are in another upload.2013-05-16 16:38:22
New Renovated Bathroom in Room 4073 at Grove Park Inn (Vanderbilt Wing)
Grove Park Inn is undergoing a $25 million renovation for their upcoming 100th birthday celebration and here is what one of the newly renovated bathrooms looks like in the Vanderbilt Wing. You can check out my FB page for pictures we took at We only did a video tour of the bathroom area as housekeeping was still in the process of cleaning up the room area when she let us come in to see it. We did take a couple of still photos of the room though along with the rest of photos we took at GPI on Mother's Day last weekend. :)2013-05-15 23:02:10
For Jack in San Antonio, Texas: Asheville Elevator at Comfort Inn in Franklin, NC
Thanks Jack for watching my videos. I hope you enjoy this one also. :) Possibly an Otis modded by Asheville Elevators(?)2013-05-15 01:03:52
The Hidden Gem at the Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville, NC Room 111
This is the only "suite" at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road. :) A very nice one indeed! We enjoyed staying in this room on our last trip up there which was this past weekend. The best part is that it is very close to the lobby area which means I can get behind the desk faster :) Hampton Inn Tunnel Road Facebook Page2013-05-13 23:14:16
Oak Square Arcade Mall in Highlands, NC has an Older Otis Elevator
Although this one has seen a lot of use, it still has some character. :) Neat shopping atmosphere setting.2013-05-13 16:04:41
Bridal Veil Falls Scenic Waterfall
one of the sights we saw this weekend on our drive up to Franklin :)2013-05-12 06:06:26
Revisiting Memory Lane: Elevator at The Sylva Inn in Sylva, NC
I stayed here once when I was around 3 or 4 but back then it was a Comfort Inn with my parents and Nana&Papa. We had come up to ride Thomas the Tank Engine at Dillsboro, NC.When we passed it coming back to Asheville from Franklin on Saturday, we decided to stop and see if it had changed any.2013-05-12 05:26:20
For Dieselducy - Wish You Were Here :)
Me taking time out to say hi to Andrew (Dieselducy) who wanted to know if there would be any photos taken of me working behind the desk today :) This is me with Vanessa who I am working with this evening.2013-05-12 01:40:36
A Gift from Asheville Elevator Co, Inc.100% Solid Brass 1985 Dover Elevator Belt Buckle :)
A HUGE THANKS to Morgan Aydelette of Asheville Elevator Company, Inc.who stopped by the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd to leave this for me after he had googled Asheville Elevators and "Elevated Hamptonality" video had come up. :) Be sure to check out their website at www.ashevilleelevator.com2013-05-11 01:29:08
Full Hotel Tour of Hampton Inn&Suites I-26 (Asheville Airport) Fletcher, NC
w/Dieselducy. This was a FUN visit!! I enjoyed working behind the desk some and pretending to check in with Nikki. Thanks to Karen who is the assistant GM for showing us around. :) In this clip, we see what a room looks like before it has been inspected and marked ready for guest check in & also what a room looks like after it has been inspected and marked ready. This hotel has outdoor pool and inside hot tub. I look forward to going back for another visit once they are finished with the room renovations. :) For more info on this hotel check out their Facebook Page at Hampton Inn and Suites Asheville Airport Facebook2013-05-09 01:55:09
Center Open Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Holiday Inn Express at Exit 224 on I-40
This is near Greensboro, NC.2013-05-06 21:16:55
Schindler MT Elevator at LaQuinta in Raleigh at Crabtree
This one has the gold brush finish to it but only on the inside elevator panel side / door and hand rails.2013-05-04 17:02:56
Doubletree in Durham, NC Has A Good Ole Westy Elevator
Westinghouse Elevator at this hotel. I had filmed this one before back in 2011. This is a HD Retake. :)2013-05-03 22:07:40
Congratulations to Cannycart for reaching the 1 Million Views Milestone
Cannycart - you have worked hard for this milestone and I'm proud of you. Keep up the great work. Hope you enjoy this hotel tour of Home2 in Fayetteville, NC. This is, I believe, the 3rd hotel that both you and I can say that we both have stayed at. The others would be Hampton Inn - Hollins, VA&the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd in Asheville, NC. :)2013-05-01 18:14:03
Full Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn&Suites on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN
Special thanks to GM Sherry Sorge for taking us on a tour of the newly renovated Hampton Inn&Suites on the Parkway which is the very first Hampton my family had stayed at starting in 1999 when mom was 6 months pregnant with me. We have also stayed here when I was around 4 years old. In this video clip, I tell the history of this Hampton with my family so I hope you enjoy our trip down memory lane....2013-04-28 11:11:44
Otis Elevator&Room Tour of the Hampton Inn in McLeansville, NC (East Greensboro)
This was a very nice Hampton Inn to explore. Thanks to Brandi for being so nice to us & also allowing us to do a room tour :) For more info on this hotel - check out their Facebook Page at Hampton Inn Greensboro East2013-04-27 22:48:30
Our Hilton Garden Inn "In Room Dinning" Experience
This is a YouTube first for me. This is at the Hilton Garden Inn at Raleigh Triangle Town Center and we decided to try out their "In Room Dinning" service as I was wanting to stay around the hotel and explore instead of going out to eat. :0) We thought it might make for a good video too so hope you will enjoy it. For all the ones who have been requesting me to do a food review video - here it is :)2013-04-24 22:07:57
For Whited586:Thyssenkrupp Signa4 w/Grocery Beep at New Hampton Inn in Pigeon Forge, TN
with BONUS FOOTAGE of a mini Hotel Tour with the GM Charles Wilson. We didn't get to do a room tour as the hotel was booked up and all the rooms were unavailable but we will get a room tour next time. :) Thanks to Charles for the Hampton Elevator Banner Poster :) I really appreciate the time you took to show us what you could and for the banner. For more info on hotel, check out their website at Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge & their FB page at Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge Facebook Page. You can also check out my FB page for more photos of this great hotel 01:27:09
Part 2 of Space Needle Series: The View from the Top
This is the view from the top of Space Needle in Gatlinburg, TN2013-04-23 04:05:21
For nbigham1: A Collection of Hotel Room Keys&Do Not Disturb Signs
nbigham1 this is for you as you requested it a while back. We filmed this in our suite at the Home2 Suites in Fayetteville, NC. We stayed there this past weekend when I was visiting my Pop-Pop :) These are just some of my collection. I know I have more but this is all that I came across when I was cleaning up my room the other day. I believe the rest are in another box somewhere. When I come across those - I'll make another video :)2013-04-22 23:44:12
Space Needle in Gatlinburg, TN: Part One First Elevator Ride Going Up
This will be a three part series&all 3 three videos in this series is dedicated to Schindlerman96 who has filmed quite a bit in the Gatlinburg area. :) I hope you enjoy it. In this clip, you get 2 different camera views as both my parents were filming.2013-04-20 08:57:53
Dover Impluse Elevator at the Courtyard in Raleigh-Durham (Crabtree Valley)
This was an interesting Dover with the indicator placement on lobby level. It has a neat cab ceiling frame. It also swayed a little which was also interesting as that usually does not happen. Overall very nice hotel to explore. Will post some photos on my FB page.2013-04-20 02:08:23
Dolly Parton's 1994 Prevost Tour Bus at Dollywood
Free Admission to tour the bus (although it is in Dollywood so you have to have a ticket for that) Interesting Facts: Price Tag of $750,000 (Custom Built) Year:1994 Made by Prevost Car, Inc. Interior manufactured by Royal Coach. It is 45 feet long, 9 feet wide and 13.5 feet high. Equipped with 17,000 watt AC generator. 7 miles of Diesel fuel to the gallon which a full tank could drive 2,050 miles in 32 hours from Nashville to LA without refueling. 600,000 road miles logged. No traffic violations for any of the drivers. My FB page has all the photos we took which a portion of them are included in this clip. 23:20:23
Glass Schindler MT Elevators at Embassy Suites in Raleigh Durham Research Triangle Park
Don't usually find Schindlers at Embassy Suites. I think they did a great job with these.2013-04-18 01:59:06
A Tour of the Hampton Inn in Sevierville, Tennessee
This was a very nice Hampton Inn. It is of the older styles Hampton that is in the starting process of renovations at the moment. We had a very nice stay and the staff is very friendly. If you ever are in the Sevierville area which is very close to Pigeon Forge, I would recommend this hotel. :) I will be uploading the video of the whirlpool suite that we stayed in (along with another room tour with the head housekeeper) soon. There are pictures of the Whirlpool Suite included in this clip however. I was having a bit of trouble with some of the files on the one camera card. Some of this may seem to be a bit choppy at times but we were having camera issues either locking up or not focusing right and also shutting off with the battery dying at one point. We did the best we could with these particular files that seemed to be affected. This was my 2nd look into a pool equipment room which was pretty neat.2013-04-17 05:23:00
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Award Winning Hampton Inn&Suites in Huntersville, NC
This is not your ordinary hotel tour. It is a behind the scenes tour such as the guest laundry, elevator machine room, pool equipment room, electrical room, etc. We end the tour with me making a room key for a future check in guest. Stay tuned for more room tours from this fine establishment. For more videos of this great hotel check out my playlist at Huntersville Hampton Inn Playlist2013-04-17 03:52:39
Schindler MT Elevator at Hampton Inn&Suites in Raleigh/Cary NC I-40
I was acting a bit silly with my voice on this one. I do that when I get a bit tired and this was one of our last stops last time we were in this area. This elevator has a non typical Schindler tone. Overall very nice elevators & hotel to explore. :) You can check out my FB page for more pictures taken at this hotel. 23:02:03
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Hampton Inn&Suites in Kodak, TN
This one is right on the outskirts of Sevierville, TN. You can check my FB page for some pictures we took around the hotel. :)2013-04-14 22:28:11
Double Queen Suite Tour&Roof Top Visit at Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC
Special thanks to Vicky Gunther GM for taking us on this "before look" tour. Hope you enjoy this series on this Hampton Inn&Suites. Stay tuned for the "After look" videos coming soon.... :)2013-04-14 00:47:15
US Elevator at the Holiday Inn Express in Dandridge, Tennessee
This was a pretty neat elevator. It ran smooth. I like the US fixtures&Instant Door Close feature - I like that too. :)2013-04-13 16:05:20
For Schindlerman96: Enclosed Dover Elevators @ Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN
This is the first of 2 videos for Schindlerman96 who gave me some great recommendations for the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area including this place. :) These elevators are located right across the main glass lobby elevator bank. Also in this video clip, you will get to see a view of the Space Needle from Park Vista&the drive down the mt. road from Park Vista. Hope you enjoy it.2013-04-13 01:11:24
For My Great-Aunt Avis: The Birds Sanctuary at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN
At the start - we see a glimpse of some groundhogs that were outside near the parking lot of the Park Vista Hotel. This video is for my Nana's sister Avis who loves birds&also for any others out there in YT land who enjoys bird watching. :)2013-04-12 18:58:27
Road Footage from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge (Dollywood Theme Park)
Here's more driving footage for all of you who like road footage. We go through another tunnel in this clip as well.2013-04-12 16:10:57
The New Hampton Inn&Suites Downtown Raleigh, NC w/ Kone Elevators
This video is for VKolaProductions who requested a Kone Elevator video :) Thanks to Rolando Hernandez (Front Office Manager) for allowing Tony to take us on a tour of a King Studio Room. This is a cool looking Hampton which opened in December 2012. You can check out my FB page at for more photos of this hotel.2013-04-10 19:24:22
For Connorelevator2011: Otis Series 5 Hydraulic Elevator at Hampton Inn in Greensboro, NC
This is at the new Hampton Inn in Greensboro, NC. These were pretty busy at the time we went and we had to do several takes but managed to finally get a good one by ourselves :) This HI was originally going to get elevators like the Hampton Inn in Columbia, SC Fort Jackson area but went with these instead. BONUS FOOTAGE of the ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM at the end. Stay tuned for hotel tour w/GM Karren Grissom&sales manager Rachel Amelkin :)2013-04-10 15:52:50
Full Hotel Tour of the Hilton Garden Inn in Raleigh, NC (Triangle Town Center)
SPECIAL THANKS to Daily Seven Management Development Corporation for my complimentary stay at Hilton Garden Inn in Raleigh Triangle Town Center :) It was a great stay!!! Thanks also to the Hilton Garden Staff for being so nice and for the "Easter Basket" full of goodies :) For more info on Daily Seven, check out their website at & for more info on hotel check out their website at Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Triangle Town Center2013-04-10 06:10:23
Outdoor Glass Otis Elevator at Hampton Inn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
This is my first outdoor corridor Hampton Inn. It was pretty nice. Lobby had been recently renovated.2013-04-09 18:42:51
For Rebel1701: Road Footage on Interstate West 40 Crossing into TN from NC
This is for Rebel1701 and anyone else who likes road footage :) This is driving west on I-40 from NC to TN Welcome Center. Hope you enjoy it. For the ones who likes driving through tunnel videos, we do have that included in this footage.2013-04-09 08:35:54
Custom Glass Dover Impulse Elevators at The Park Vista in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Schindlerman96 has filmed these also. These were neat custom Dovers. They ran pretty smooth too. :) The Park Vista Hotel overall was a neat hotel to explore. You can check out my FB page for more photos we took around the hotel. Stay tuned for another video that includes the enclosed Dover (non glass) elevators that they have there also.2013-04-09 00:15:05
Hoffman Hotel: Gaston County Museum of Art&History Otis Series 1 Elevator
This is a very unique museum to learn & explore. It is free admission & also has a gift shop. A special thanks to Jeff Pruett for allowing us to come and film this elevator which is all we were allowed to film actually inside as there is no video/photo taking allowed in the Museum and Carriage House. You can visit the Gaston County Museum of Art & History's website for more info at & You can check out my Facebook Page of the pictures we did take outside of the museum which also includes the Anne Biggers Furr Learning Station (Old Train Depot Station) which has a red caboose train car on display right beside it.2013-04-07 19:46:49
Dover Impulse Elevator at Comfort Inn Apple Valley Sevierville, TN (Pigeon Forge)
This is a hotel that I have stayed at with my grandparents, aunt & uncle back when I was much younger. We stopped in for old time's sake so I could refresh my memory on that (I remember it from dvd video footage mainly) here is the video link to that footage if ya'll are interested in what the rooms looked like back then. 03:27:02
Manager's Favorite Room at the Hampton Inn&Suites in Huntersville, NC
Thanks to GM John Lynch&Tim Hoffman ( Head of Maintenance) for the wonderful tour. In this clip we ride the Otis Series 5 Elevator and then tour the room that is John's favorite of all the rooms in the hotel. Stay tuned for the full hotel tour coming soon. :)2013-04-06 03:21:28
A Video for Dieselducy: Dollywood's "Real Live" Steam Locomotive Coming into the Station
Thought Dieselducy would like this clip of the steam locomotive at Dollywood coming into the station :) For more info on these trains you can check out Dollywood's website fact info at Dollywood Express Fact Sheet2013-04-06 01:19:20
Miss Lillian (The Chicken Lady) at Dollywood's Original Song for TJElevatorfan&Hampton :)
I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Lillian who is known as the Chicken Lady at Dollywood. She has written a song for me and my love of elevators and also mentions Hampton in it. She performed it live for me when we stopped by her place at Dollywood. I tried a little chicken dance with my tongue :) Be sure to like her Facebook Page at Miss Lillians Facebook Page2013-04-05 22:21:23
Anybody Recognize this Famous Car?
It's the car with a mind of it's own! You gotta love that! Herbie the Love Bug located at the StarCars Museum in Gatlingburg, Tennessee. I had gotten a Herbie DVD collection for Christmas last year and really enjoyed the movies so mom and dad thought I might want to make a stop here and see a life size replica of Herbie this past week when we were on vacation in Tennessee for Spring Break.2013-04-05 17:48:29
Thyssenkrupp Elevator at the Hampton Inn in Dandridge, TN
stopped here on our way to Sevierville / Pigeon Forge Tennessee2013-04-03 05:18:29
A Very Special Thank You to Dieselducy for the Cool Florescent Light&Starter
Hope you enjoy this video clip of what Dieselducy gave to me for my 13th Birthday. First part of video was filmed when we were at Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in February for our meet up there. The 2nd part is the unboxing of the faster starter he sent me to go with this Florescent Light. :)2013-04-02 09:27:44
Dover Impulse Elevator with White light up Call Button&Fixtures at the Doubletree by Hilton
This was a neat hotel to explore. This used to be a Hilton and now is a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park.2013-04-01 23:19:10
A Very Special Gift from a Very Special Person
A HUGE THANK YOU to ANDREA COON!! You made a very special birthday (13th) even more special by the thoughtful gifts you gave to me. I appreciate it so much!!!! I will upload how it turns out after being framed. :) For the ones who may of not seen the elevator dedication ceremony - here is the link to that video :) 18:24:08
Hampton Inn&Suites in Huntersville, NC won the 2012 Lighthouse Award :)
Congratulations to GM John Lynch and his wonderful staff on being one of the winners of the Lighthouse Award that the Hampton Brand gives out. For more info on this award, you can check out Hampton Inn Newsroom and for more info on the hotel itself, check out their website at Hampton Inn and Suites Huntersville2013-03-31 22:01:41
Very Interesting Find at Hampton Inn&Suites in Raleigh, NC / Crabtree Valley Mall
Happy Easter to all. Here is a treat I believe you will enjoy. These are very similar to the Otis Gen2 with Machine Roomless Gearless system Elevators at Hampton Inn & Suites in Columbia SC / Fort Jackson but these do have a room that says Elevator Equipment (unlike the ones in SC) & they don't have the machine room on the inner doorframe on level 6 (like the ones in SC do) but they run & look very similar to each other in every other aspect including the fixtues. These were pretty busy today so we didn't get a good long video like we wanted to but when we are back in the Raleigh area - I plan to go back here to ride these again. BTW, this is a very COOL Hampton Inn & Suites. Take a moment to check out my FB page for photos of the hotel - you will not believe the pool set up! You can also check out the website and FB page for the hotel too. See URL links below :)
Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh Crabtree Valley
2013-03-31 06:20:43
A 2013 Visit to the Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC
In this video clip - we tour a king whirlpool suite with the general manager Vicky Gunther who recognized me in the lobby of her hotel when mom&I went to check out the renovations that this Hampton Inn&Suites has recently undergone and was very kind to take time out of her busy schedule to give us a tour. This is the first of 2 rooms we toured with Vicky and will become part of the before room renovation series video tour. Vicky told us that they are in the process of getting new furniture for the rooms to go along with the rest of the hotel's new look. We will be going back to get an after room renovation video tour when they are ready. In the next video from this Hampton, we will tour a double queen suite and go on the roof top so stay tuned....2013-03-27 21:15:39
Schindler Elevator HD Retake at the Wingate Hotel in Mooresville, NC
Decided to get an HD retake of this Schindler elevator at Wingate while we were in Mooresville recently.2013-03-25 22:18:46
New Schindler HT Elevator at the New Candlewood Suites in Mooresville, NC
This was a very nice Candlewood Suites. I will be posting pictures of the hotel on my Facebook Page at This video is for DRaminfard who requested a video shout out. Hope you enjoy it. For more info on this new hotel in Mooresville, check out their Facebook Page at Suites Mooresville Lake Norman2013-03-24 04:14:42
HD Retake of Otis Elevator at Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC
Bonus photo slide show of new renovations made to this Hampton Inn & Suites along with a peek inside the elevator machine room. Stay tuned for another video coming soon of my visit with the General Manager of this hotel. :) If you want to see what the hotel looked like before renovations, check out my flashback four part video series from 2009 located in this playlist Flashback Playlist2013-03-23 08:19:41
Flashback 2009 Video of Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC Part 4 (of 4)
This is the last installment of the flashback series of this Hampton Inn which has under gone a major renovation. I decided to go searching for some of the video clips we filmed back in 2009 that I have never uploaded to YT before as it was taken on my dad's phone camera I believe and it's not the best quality as I had to convert it to a mpg format to even play right but here you go for a before look of this hotel...2013-03-23 02:55:36
FLASHBACK 2009 of Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC Part 3
This Hampton Inn has gone under a major renovation so I decided to go searching for some of the video clips we filmed back in 2009 that I have never uploaded to YT before as it was taken on my dad's phone camera I believe and it's not the best quality as I had to convert it to a mpg format to even play right but here you go for a before look of this hotel...2013-03-23 02:39:21
FLASHBACK 2009 Video of Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC Part 2
This Hampton Inn has gone under a major renovation so I decided to go searching for some of the video clips we filmed back in 2009 that I have never uploaded to YT before as it was taken on my dad's phone camera I believe and it's not the best quality as I had to convert it to a mpg format to even play right but here you go for a before look of this hotel...2013-03-23 02:30:11
FLASHBACK 2009 Video of Hampton Inn&Suites in Mooresville, NC Part 1
This Hampton Inn has gone under a major renovation so I decided to go searching for some of the video clips we filmed back in 2009 that I have never uploaded to YT before as it was taken on my dad's phone camera I believe and it's not the best quality as I had to convert it to a mpg format to even play right but here you go for a before look of this hotel...2013-03-23 02:20:50
Sneak Peek of Hampton Inn&Suites I-26 Asheville Airport Visit with Dieselducy
A sneak peek of the wonderful visit we had at this Hampton Inn&Suites with Dieselducy! It was so much fun! Stay tuned for more videos including full hotel tour :)2013-03-22 04:26:35
Downtown Inn in Asheville, NC with Dieselducy
This was my 2nd visit to these elevators but first for Dieselducy and my dad never saw the inside elevator when we went the first time, he only saw the outside elevator. Here is the link to my first video of these w/ a view of the vending machine room and a view of a room that the door was open because housekeeping was still in the process of getting it made up 22:58:29
Vintage Westbrook Freight Elevator @ The Depot in Gibson Mill
You never know what you might find at an antique mall...Sadly this elevator is no longer working but it was still a neat find. I enjoyed checking it out, that's for sure :) You can check my FB page for more photos of this vintage elevator. 23:18:59
For Car Wash Channel: Laser Wash Touch Free Washaroo Express
Hope you enjoy it. :) Off of Harris Blvd & Rocky River Road in Charlotte, NC. We said Grier Road in video but we were mistaken, it's actually Rocky River Road. Be sure to check out 23:53:31
Dover Elevator in the Vanderbilt Wing of Grove Park Inn with Dieselducy
This one access guest floors and has a little bit of the bird chirp but it is not very loud.2013-03-16 20:46:46
Dieselducy's First Ride in Grove Park Inn's Historic Chimney Otis Elevator
I had to do some audio editing on this clip as the conversation of the first group we went up with did nothing to add to the video so that is why you hear part of a conversation twice. I left the sounds of the elevator in so ya'll could see how smooth and quiet the elevator does run. This elevator was pretty busy and you will be able to tell that sometimes I wasn't paying attention to my filming but overall I think it gives a pretty good impression of Dieselducy's first encounter with this historic elevator. We did get another video of this elevator's twin in the 2nd chimney on Sunday before heading out to go home and it was less busy then so we got a better video of that one and I will be uploading it at some point. These elevators are in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. To find out more info about these elevators, you can check out my earlier video of the operator sharing facts about it. & also if you want to see what a room in the historic inn looks like, you can check out this special video that also features the historic elevators again as well as giving you a view of a room. If you want to see the video that has video clip of the room we actually stayed in, check out this video You can go to my facebook page at where I also share a link to a video there that WRAL did of these historic elevators and check out my photo albums of the pictures we have taken at GPI over the years. :)2013-03-15 18:07:44
Grove Arcade Service Otis Elevator in Asheville, NC with Dieselducy
It was fun exploring Asheville with Dieselducy.2013-03-14 19:12:42
A Room Tour of 307 at the Hampton Inn Tunnel Road with Dieselducy
with bonus footage of demo of my new safe I got from mom & dad for my birthday back in February. :) If you want to see more photos of the safe, just check out my FB page at and look under the photo album 13th Birthday2013-03-13 20:35:33
Early Birthday Surprise Video for ems318
YouTube User ems318 has an upcoming birthday on the 18th which is next Monday. I thought I would surprise him with an early birthday video. :) Hope you enjoy it ems318. If you haven't checked out his YT Channel - be sure to, he's got some really good videos and he's also got a new Facebook Page so be sure to check that out as well. I might upload the footage I took on the Hamptonality Flip Camera (here at this Holiday Inn Express) on your actual birthday ems318 :) & 15:33:19
Older Otis Series 1 Elevator at the Legal Building in Ashville, NC w/ Dieselducy
We meet a Grapefruit enthusiast in this elevator :) Notice the Blue phone too.2013-03-11 18:54:02
Revisit to Very Fast Schindler (400A?) Elevator in Parking Deck in Kannapolis, NC
Only thing left with any battery power was dad's iPhone after the car show in Kannapolis we went to today. For pictures of the vintage cars - check out my FB page at We have already filmed this one before but it has been several years. I think this might be a 400A - what do ya'll think?2013-03-10 06:47:31
Double Video Saturday @ Grove Park Inn w/ Dieselducy
Feel like celebrating as my Winter School 5 States Projects is finally finished and turned in so today I am uploading 2 elevators in one video :) They are the Sammons Wing Thyssenkrupp Elevator&Sammons Parking&Guest Floors Dover Elevators at one of my favorite places in Asheville, NC. To see the Dover Elevator before it was modded, check out my 2006 memories of GPI video which will be posted as video response to this video. :)2013-03-09 16:54:45
Fun in the Shuttle Van in Asheville, NC w/ Dieselducy&Hampton Inn Guests
Streetcar1743 this is for you! Thought we had more footage than this of the shuttle van but this is all I could find. It was taken on my dad's iPhone. :) If you're wondering what Andrew meant by "because he's hot..this is why we're hot" check out this link & you'll understand. :) 22:00:59
Mini Tour of SpringHill Suites w/ Schindler MT Elevators
Here's a mini hotel tour of the pool, fitness and guest laundry along with a ride on the very nice Schindler MT Elevators. We couldn't find the business center if they had one - may of overlooked it in the lobby area though. This hotel is located in Charlotte, NC near Harris Blvd.2014-02-15 20:10:37
Nice Older Otis Series 1 Elevator @ 22 Pack Square Jackson Road w/ Dieselducy
This elevator was a might slow and even though the people who work in the building didn't seem to like it, I thought it was a pretty nice elevator. It has NICE CLASSIC OTIS LEVELING! :) Bonus view at the end of video of the nice MPE :)2013-03-05 20:20:32
Glass Dover Traction Elevator at the Grove Park Inn w/ Dieselducy
Here is another elevator we rode with Dieselducy at GPI :) It was pretty busy at the time we rode it but hope you enjoy it :)2013-02-28 16:29:47
Vintage Otis Elevators at City Building in Asheville, NC with Dieselducy
Hope you enjoy this - I know Dieselducy & I enjoyed it. :) If you are ever in the Asheville area, be sure to make a stop at the City Building as they not only have these vintage Otis elevators but they also have a neat free exhibit on the first floor that honors the history of the various USS Asheville Ships & the Navy crews that called these ships home. You can check out my facebook page at and look under the album 2013 Meet Up with Dieselducy for photos of this exhibit :)2013-02-27 00:22:05
Dover Traction Relay Control Elevator at Grove Park Inn w/Dieselducy
I am so glad I got a chance to show Dieselducy this grand resort hotel. This is one of my favorite places in Asheville. I have been coming here since Kindergarten. You can search my channel for more videos that we have taken throughout the years at GPI.2013-02-25 15:58:20
Full Hotel Tour of the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd w/Dieselducy
You all know how I feel about this particular hotel but did you know that this Hampton Inn is the winner of the 2012 H.O.T.T. Award which stands for Hospitality Over The Top. I believe that what makes this hotel so special is Andrea Coon (GM) & her fine Hampton team & I bet now that Dieselducy has stayed here and experienced the Hamptonality from these fine folks himself, he would agree with me on that fact 100% :) For more info on this hotel, check out their FB page at or their website at & of course you can check out my FB page & website for pictures :) Also be sure to check out Dieselducy's FB page at 18:17:14
Full HomeWood Suites Tour in Asheville, NC w/Dieselducy
Special thanks to Andrea Coon (GM Hampton Inn Tunnel Rd) for setting this tour up for us & also to Richard Collins who is the assistant GM at HWS for taking the time to show us this great hotel. For more info on this hotel check out their FB page at HomewoodSuitesAsheville or their website at north-carolina/homewood-suites-by-hilton-asheville-tunnel-road-AVLHWHW for more info on Lewis the Duck en/about/lewis-the-duck.html. You can also check out my FB Page for photos we took at and also check out Dieselducy's FB page at 23:46:26
Preview of Winter Break Fun in Asheville, NC w/ Dieselducy
This is a short preview video clip of the fun we had in Asheville, NC. Special thanks goes out to Andrea Coon for setting up the hotel tours for us&just for being the special giving person that she is. Stay tuned for some more videos of hotel tours and vintage elevators :)2013-02-22 06:56:30