Tag Archives: Tourism

Flighty friends

Travelers couldn’t hop off the plane and search Google for a taxi, research a hotel or even easily call a friend without locating and likely standing in line at a phone booth. An airport information center staffed with friendly people to answer questions and offer advice would be a welcome benefit to the wayfarer, the

Cutting room

The program is capped at $5 million. Rather than keep it in place, or even raise the amount to lure more filmmakers, the Oklahoma Legislature likely is letting the program sunset on July 1, 2014. Simpson, director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office, says for Oklahoma not to continue with this program would be

Soft sell

The funds are from the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust and will be repaid over ten years through naming rights, sponsorship revenues and private donations, says Cathy O’Connor, surrogate general manager of the OCEDT. The measure was approved by the Oklahoma City Council in September. “Once completed, this will be a worldclass stadium for those

Sport Model

The consortium is the brainchild of Bob Funk Jr. and other sports-industry professionals in the Oklahoma City area. Funk is owner and president of Prodigal LLC, which operates Oklahoma City Barons, the Triple-A affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Attracting notable, professional sporting events is the goal of the 15-member panel, but as Funk and

$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

River revamp

The river was carved out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s. It was virtually dry for years, until the first MAPS initiative in the early 1990s paid for dams and locks to fill it with water. In 2005, the $3.5 million Chesapeake Boathouse opened. It was followed by a boathouse sponsored

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

Overriding desire

Fifteen years with Oracle and SAP as a vice president of sales meant the cash was rolling in, but when it came to being truly happy, her life was running on empty. So Korhummel took a life inventory, trying to remember when she had the most fun. She went all the way back to the

Hotel completes multi-million dollar renovation

“The new décor combined with our amenities and world-class service is the perfect environment for business travelers, as well as leisure visitors to our city,” said Eugene Seyler, general manager. “In fact, during the recent NBA finals, fans of both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat could agree on at least one thing: