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DESTINATION DOWNTOWN — New kid on block ready to shake things up in downtown Jackson hotel market

By JACK WEATHERLY When ground was broken two years ago on the Jackson Westin hotel in downtown, the brand was owned by Starwood Properities. Since then, the Westin brand was sold to Marriott International. A Marriott hotel has long been operating in downtown Jackson. So now will Marriott be competing against itself? Somewhat. Marriott, with the $13 billion acquisition in ...

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A FOCUS ON TOURISM: 5 boutique hotels we think you’ll like

A trend is growing among travelers for more intimate lodging with a bit of surprise By LYNN LOFTON Large hotels and chain lodgings sell consistency so travelers know what to expect. However, an increasing number of travelers prefer intimacy and an element of surprise which have fueled the popularity of boutique hotels. Generally defined as a small hotel with 10 ...

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Construction tour of downtown Jackson hotel shows shape of future

By JACK WEATHERLY Mike Burton loves to point out the subtleties of the Jackson Westin as he conducts a walking tour of the hotel under construction. Such as the walls of the ground-floor passage from the east-facing lobby that are on a slight angle for a few paces, then an inset and another angled wall and so on, till the ...

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Nancy Carpenter named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

Nancy Luke Carpenter, CEO of Visit Columbus, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2017 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Carpenter was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson.In 1971 Carpenter began her banking career with Unifirst Bank as Vice President.  She served as Grant Chairman of the Junior ...

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MBJ SHOWCASE: Old Capitol Inn and Mende Alford

When you hear the term “boutique hotel”, you might tend to associate the concept with a quaint inn located in, say, Boston, or Manhattan, or perhaps in the south of France. However, Jackson is home to its own boutique hotel at the Old Capitol Inn, on State Street. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few nights at the ...

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ACEC 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards

SIMPLY the BEST The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi recently presented its 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards to seven Mississippi firms. The annual awards gala was held at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. Photographs courtesy of ACEC/MS   Grand Conceptor Award Smith Seckman Reid won the Grand Conceptor Award for the Methodist Olive Branch Hospital. Pictured left ...

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Read March 1 issue of MBJ

>>INGALLS TURNS 75 Building ships for the Pentagon is the economic crown jewel of the Gulf Coast- by Lisa Monti Also in this week’s paper: >> LAW Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers- by Clay Chandler >>KEMPER UPDATE Mississippi Power files Kemper rate recovery plan- by Clay Chandler >>CONSTRUCTION Commercial contractors are still struggling in state- by Wally ...

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Read February 15 issue of MBJ

>> BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Old Capitol Inn’s Mende Malouf Alford wins top MBJ honor Also in this week’s paper: >> DOR HQ STILL UNCERTAIN State legislature divided over future home of Department of Revenue— by Ted Carter >> MDA Financial reporting bill for state economic development agency heads to State House— by Clay Chandler >> TOP GUNS Hinds Eagles ...

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Mende Alford named MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year

Mende Malouf Alford was named the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2013 Businesswoman of the Year during a ceremony Monday at the Hilton in Jackson. Alford, the general manager/owner of the Old Capitol Inn Boutique Hotel in Jackson, has turned being in the hospitality business into a fine art. It has led to her Old Capitol Inn being the “in” place for ...

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