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Westin throws open its doors in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Seven years since planning and financing started and two years under construction, the Jackson Westin hotel opened its doors Thursday morning. But first a gathering of about 150 seated in padded white folding chairs beneath the slatted porte cochere offering dappled shade from sunny skies, though not from humidity,  put Westin hand fans to good use as speakers ...

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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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Marriott becomes world’s largest hotelier, buying Starwood

NEW YORK — Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will catapult it to become the world’s largest hotelier by a wide margin. The stock-and-cash deal, if completed, will add 50 percent more rooms to Marriott’s portfolio and give it more unique, design-focused hotels that appeal to younger travelers. The new company ...

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