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Lofty opening

  “We think Aloft is positioned to be ideal for residential, leisure and business,” Thompson says. “It’s directly across from Level (apartments) and in walking distance of hundreds of other residences in Deep Deuce. We’re also right across the Walnut Street bridge from Bricktown and only two blocks west of Broadway.” Aloft will be the first hotel in the Deep Deuce

Suite spot

“It’s not in Downtown, but it can certainly service the Downtown area,” he says. “The health sciences center is an area that has been tremendously underserved by hotels.” The Embassy Suites was proposed first in 2008 by the Midtown Renaissance Group, which includes Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming. Presented to and approved by

The pressures of planning

As spring quickly approaches, the number of events on everyone’s calendar is about to grow significantly. In addition to the upcoming wedding season, people are gearing up for professional events, such as conferences and corporate meetings. Everyone feels the pressures of planning events, but the pressure of staying on budget is all too real for

Compass

SOUTHWEST White Water Bay, 3908 W. Reno, plans to add new new attractions for the 2013 season, which begins May 18. Park officials say it is the largest expansion in more than 20 years. The Cannon Bowl is a two-person, double-tube ride that is 317 feet long with a 41-foot drop. Riders will experience the

$18 million Holiday Inn Express planned for Bricktown

J.C. Witcher, with ADG, shows a rendering for a 124-room Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown to members of the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22. Photo by Kelley Chambers   Scott Dedmon and J.C. Witcher, with architecture firm ADG, presented the plan to the Bricktown Urban Design Committee Jan. 22 for approval, on behalf of

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

Room to grow

Oklahoma City actually came in second. The market that beat Oklahoma City was Oahu, Hawaii. He says if that vacation hotspot is the competition, Oklahoma City is doing more than OK. The city trailed Oahu in revenue per room by only 1.3%. The Smith reports looks at occupancy rate, revenue per available rooms and average

Jazz hands

The history of Deep Deuce is as rich a story as any told in the country. As the center of African-American life in the early to mid-20th century, jazz poured into the streets, and one just might bump into musicians Count Basie or Charlie Christian. At the Calvary Baptist Church, the leaders felt a young

AAA projects decline in Labor Day travel

Below, read AAA’s vital statistics for travel over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, compared to one year ago: -Oklahoma gasoline price average – up $1.00 from Sept. 1, 2010 to $3.55 today (Sept. 1, 2011) -U.S. gasoline price average – up $.95 from Sept. 1, 2010 to $3.63 today (Sept. 1, 2011) -Total Oklahoma travelers

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