Tag Archives: Mike Carrier

Convention conundrum

For years, Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has said that a convention center hotel must open at the same time as the convention center or the city faces losing business. With construction on the $252 million project set to begin in 2016, a hotel developer needs to be identified

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

Convention center subcommittee wants $30 million to remain intact

Mike Mize, with ADG, discussed a MAPS 3 implementation plan for all eight projects, which voters approved at a cost of $777 million in late 2009. It showed the roughly 400,000-square-foot convention center, land acquisition, site preparation and other factors to bring the price tag to just over $252 million. The $30 million in question

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