User: Des'sert Hotel
Date of creamer: circa 1940
Notes: Originally owned and operated by Vic Dessert, this was a small chain that had locations in Ritzville and Spokane, Washington, as well as Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. All three hotel locations are listed in the 1931 Wrigley's Hotel Directory: a 63-room Dessert Hotel in Coeur d'Alene, a 5-room Dessert Hotel in Ritzville, and a Dessert Hotel (unlisted number of rooms) located at the corner of Post and First Avenue in Spokane.
The logo on the creamer matches the logo of the Dessert Hotel "Oasis" Coffee Shop – Fountain Service – Spokane postcard shown below. However, the hotel name on the Coeur d'Alene matchcover with the Sphinx Head, has only one "s" in the Desert Hotel name. Other hotel items, such as the menu above dated November 14, 1940, and a 1942 photo of the Ritzville hotel exterior sign, also have one "s" in Desert.