Streamline Hotel Daytona Beach

by Michael Satterfield 

Opened in 1940, the Streamline Hotel was a popular refuge for celebrities, race car drivers and even moonshine gangsters. Now, fully restored with Art Deco style and elegance, its presence pays homage to a rich history and storied past. The hotel is famous as the birthplace of NASCAR when in 1947 Bill France Sr., numerous race car drivers, officials, and promoters gathered on the rooftop bar to discuss rules, payments and various issues affecting the sport of stock car racing. After libations and deliberations, the meeting adjourned with a signed formation of what is now known as NASCAR, and the Birthplace of Stock Car Racing was forever cemented into our foundation.

Today the hotel is the center of a revitalization of historic Daytona Beach and a major tourist attraction in the area having been featured on Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible.

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