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Kajdan to be top chef at Westin Jackson hotel

By JACK WEATHERLY Matthew Kajdan will bring his culinary skills honed in top restaurants in the Jackson area and elsewhere to Estelle, the wine bar and bistro at the Westin hotel. He has been executive chef for five years at the Parlor Market at 115 West Capitol in downtown, within blocks of the 203-guest-room hotel at 315 Tombigbee St., which ...

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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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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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Agency to get $9M loan to fund city’s part of hotel project

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority will get a $9 million loan to help fund the city’s portion of the downtown Westin hotel project. The Clarion-Ledger reports the agency will borrow the money from investment banking firm, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. The agency put out a request for proposals from investment firms after there were no bids on ...

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JRA’s $9 million Westin hotel bond gets no takers

By TED CARTER A failure to find a buyer for $9 million in bonds for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel is expected to force the Jackson Redevelopment Authority to ask the City Council to make the bonds more attractive to investors. The $9 million loan to the Westin developer is the JRA’s contribution to a financing package that also includes ...

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Downtown Jackson Westin plans Aug. 4 construction start

By TED CARTER The newest entry to downtown’s Jackson’s hotel market, a 204-room Westin, will break ground at 9 a.m. on Aug. 4, developer Joseph Simpson says. The $60 million hotel is planned for 315 Tombigbee St. at the site of the vacant Mississippi Valley Title building. Project funding includes $10 million in urban renewal bonds issued by the Jackson ...

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Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson's Westin hotel

Challenger insists Mississippi Constitution forbids using tax dollars as collateral for private projects By TED CARTER Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary last week declined to approve bonds backed by Jackson taxpayers for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel. The Mississippi Supreme Court could be the final decider on the issue if and when it rules on an appeal of ...

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