William Edgar Geil is an American explorer in the early 20th century. He is also a member of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1909, he finished his trip along the Great Wall and published the Great Wall of China, the first book devoted to the Great Wall. He is not quite well-known in his homeland but he pioneered in the research on the Great Wall with his photos and book.
William Edgar Geil Hotel is located in the Wolongbao folk culture zone in the scenic area. The hotel is beside the river and the bridge and named after the American explorer.
Portraits and introductions to Geil can be found in the porches of the hotel. The hotel is travel-themed decorated with retro-style suitcases, portraits and books.