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Hotel Vue names new food & beverage director

Charles Weber was recently name Food & Beverage Director for the Hotel Vue and The Pilot House Restaurant in Natchez. Weber has more than 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry. His primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of The Pilot House and catering functions for Hotel Vue.

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Fondren hotel developers turn dirt, hope to turn around attitudes

By JACK WEATHERLY Dirt has been literally and ceremonially turned for the Hilton Homewood Suites hotel and the developers continue to work on winning over the Fondren community in north Jackson. About 100 people, including neighbors, and city and state officials, gathered beneath a white pavilion on a brisk sunny Tuesday morning on the two-acre State Street  site. A community ...

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Tupelo stays with Contour for commercial air service

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Contour Airlines will continue to provide air service for the All-America City after the Tupelo Airport Authority voted 4-1 today to stick with the company. The lone dissenter was board chairman Larry Decker, who wanted more time to look at the proposals by Contour and Boutique Air. And in an expected move, the affirmative ...

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Silver Slipper names Employees of the Month

Silver Slipper Casino recently recognized its July Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month Nominees and winners. Employees of the Month were Brandi Wyman, Palm Court, and Andrew Smith, Surveillance. Supervisor/Manager of the Month was Martine Fairconnetue, Food and Beverage supervisor. Other nominees were Victoria Langlinais, Advertising & Publicity Manager; Aundra Jama, Player Services; John Harrison, Buffet; Devin Bermond, Buffet; Tereasa ...

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Home 2 Suites by Hilton opening on South Lamar in Oxford

By KATHRYN WINTER / Oxford Citizen Home2 Suites by Hilton is the latest hotel to come to Oxford and is expected to open Oct. 20. Home2 Suites Oxford is a four story, 93 suite hotel located across the street from the new Baptist Hospital and about one mile from the Oxford Square and Ole Miss Campus. The Home2 Suites is ...

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Tupelo airport narrows choice to two airlines

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal While Contour Airlines has proven it can provide reliable and affordable service flying passengers between Tupelo and Nashville – and as some Tupelo Regional Airport officials admit it has “restored trust in the community” – that doesn’t necessarily mean Contour is a shoo-in to continue service. Contour is one of six airlines bidding to ...

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IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members for the Month for June and Second Quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa recently recognized employees for their service, dedication and work ethic in June, as well as the honorees for Team Leader and Part-Time Team Member of the Second Quarter of 2017. June’s honorees were Rebecca Hartman (Food & Beverage), Maria Moses (Hotel), Tam Nguyen (Table Games), Patrick Bousqueto (Slots), Carolyn Davis (Food & Beverage) and Chance Fricke ...

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Hotel hit by Hurricane Nate will reopen half of rooms Sunday

A Mississippi hotel damaged by Hurricane Nate will reopen half its rooms Sunday. Margaritaville Resort Biloxi spokesman Cono Carana tells news outlets that the storm damaged elevators and escalators. Hotel officials estimate $7.5 million in damage. Carana says two elevators will be repaired, and the hotel will reopen 170 rooms. Its restaurants, rooftop water park and large entertainment center also ...

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Lumumba undaunted on Jackson convention hotel after latest deal unravels

JRA dropped developer EDT after it insisted on $60 million public contribution By TED CARTER New Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is not ready to call it quits on a convention center hotel after the demise of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s two-year effort to complete a deal for one. A Sept. 27 Redevelopment Authority decision to drop Washington, D.C.-based Engineering Design Technologies ...

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Airbnb starts collecting 7 percent hotel tax in Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY Airbnb announced on Wednesday that effective Oct. 1 it began collecting from its member hosts a 7 percent hotel tax and will remit it the state of Mississippi. The announcement came two days after the state Department of Revenue revised its regulation on such accommodations to clarify with language from state law 41-49-3 in which “hotel” is defined ...

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