Looks like Mr. Alford will always have a place to stay... "Eventually, Cox returned to take over his father-in-law's construction and real estate company, but Alford left him with a request: If Cox ever found any venture that could keep Alford connected to the New Castle community, he'd be interested. How about a hotel? Cox eventually asked. Alford said yes." "The worst (or, if it suits, best) a guest has to deal with is the sensation that, wherever one goes, Alford is watching." I understand the feeling.