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Osler overhaul

After selling the Colcord to Devon Energy in 2008, he is re-entering the Oklahoma City market with plans for a hotel in MidTown. This time, he plans to convert the seven-story, blond-brick Osler building, 1200 N. Walker, into one of his Ambassador-branded hotels. Coury closed the $2.5 million deal in early December. As chairman of

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City Photo by Mark Hancock The groundbreaking for the $750 million Devon Energy Center was held in October 2009, and in March of this year, employees began moving into the 50-story tower and adjoining office building. Devon CEO John Richels marveled at the two-and-a-half years it took from groundbreaking to

Flint Strikes

For many years, every high-end hotel had to have a great restaurant. “Hotel restaurants by their very nature were kind of the social center of any city,” says John Williams, president of Williams and Associates Hospitality. “Everyone went to those places to celebrate, for a business deal or a special occasion, and many of those