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GM named for new Westin hotel in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY A veteran in the hospitality industry has been selected as general manager of the Westin Jackson hotel, according to Wischermann Partners, the operator. Mike Burton will oversee operations of the 204-room hotel at 315 Tombigbee St. in downtown, which, according to the Westin website, is scheduled to open Aug. 3 – one day after the hoped-for Southern ...

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Developer of Madison mixed-use project mulls hotel, conference center

By TED CARTER Developers of a yet-to-be-announced mixed-use project in Madison County have agreed to consider adding a hotel and conference center to their plans. The Madison County Economic Development Authority and business leaders have been pursuing the hotel and conference center the past couple of years, after having originally raised the idea 13 years ago before concluding costs and projected ...

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JRA set to hire law firm to evaluate financial viability of hotel proposal

By TED CARTER Jackson Redevelopment Authority is preparing to pay law firm Watkins & Eager $90,000 to examine the financial soundness of the proposal selected for building a convention center hotel. Though the scope of work has not yet been determined, the Jackson law firm would supposedly look into the financial viability of the deal Engineering Design Technologies offered on building ...

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Grammy Museum spurs plan for boutique hotel in Cleveland

By JACK WEATHERLY Praises are being sung about the Grammy Museum Mississippi, and The Lyric, a boutique hotel, will add its voice to the chorus. The $8 million hotel will be built one mile from the museum on Highway 8 west, according to Suresh Chawla, president of Chawla Hotels Inc. of Greenwood. He made it clear what brought the project about. ...

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Developer selected for Jackson convention hotel has crucial tests ahead

By TED CARTER Marietta, Ga., real estate development firm Engineering Design Technologies has emerged as preferred developer for a convention center hotel but its proposal is entering a critical phase that previous hotel proposals have failed to survive. In recent years proposals from Dallas’s Transcontinental Realty International and Tampa’s Robinson Callen died after the Jackson Redevelopment Authority made them the top ...

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Developers of The Fondren ready for spring start on hotel tower

By TED CARTER The nearly 60-year-old Kolb’s Cleaners building and modern architecture it represents will spend the decades to come as the entrance and lobby of a nine-floor hotel. The matchup of the hotel and the dry cleaners building is architect and developer Roy Decker Jr.’s idea. He says the building that sits back off North State Street at Mitchell Avenue ...

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Adding to ‘funky’ Fondren, boutique-style hotel is first part of mixed-use project

By TED CARTER A 110-room Hampton Inn set for construction in the spring will anchor a strip of shops, offices and possibly apartments at the north end of Fondren’s State Street business district. The Whitney Place Development Group headed by attorney David Pharr and Jason Watkins, son of real estate developer David Watkins, said the hotel is the only component of ...

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Whitney Place Development Group announces plans for Fondren hotel

According to findinfondren.com, The Whitney Place Development Group has formally announced their partnership today with Jackson-based Desai Hotel Group to construct a 111 room hotel in Fondren. The “boutique-style” Hampton Inn will be located at 3111 North State Street between Butterfly Yoga and The Pig & Pint on the site long occupied by Rankin Interiors. Construction is set to begin ...

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Just what is the market for a Jackson convention center hotel?

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is moving ahead with selecting a developer for a convention center hotel, though at this point it can only guess at the soundness of the investment. The latest invitation for developers to propose how they would build a hotel adjacent to the Jackson Convention Complex – the third in the past five years – shares with ...

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UPDATED: JRA won’t disclose new convention center hotel proposals

By TED CARTER Long known for its preference to keep its business out of the public eye, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority is refusing to release proposals it received for a convention center hotel by a June 30 deadline. The city agency had also declined to identity development companies that responded. Friday afternoon, however, the JRA furnished the names of the companies. ...

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