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February 23, 2020, 08:02:28 am
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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:51:49 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by erfalf
FWIW, the Marriott family includes Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Edition and Luxury Collection flags.  There are about 44 of them in the US with 4 or 5 stars.

Also, contrary to your claim, there are at least 4 Autograph Collection hotels in the US on the "Recommended" list plus another 4 international locations.

I must have overlooked them, my apologies. I had a list open of all the Autograph hotels (of which there are many) and couldn't find any in NYC, Chicago or DC that were on the list, so just assumed it wasn't going to happen.

And I did forget about those other brands. Which until more-recent purchases were rather local hotels. These major hotel chains have so many brands and have become so diversified it is difficult to keep up. That being said, Autograph is not a top tier brand for them, really not even close to a top tier brand.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:50:13 pm 
Started by shavethewhales - Last post by Dspike
I'm excited. Will this replace what is now in Owen Park?

Yes.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:48:16 pm 
Started by shavethewhales - Last post by ComeOnBenjals
Huge! Getting families with Kids to visit Tulsa is always good.. They like what they see... think about moving here... etc. etc.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:26:14 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Laramie
FWIW, the Marriott family includes Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Edition and Luxury Collection flags.  There are about 44 of them in the US with 4 or 5 stars.

Also, contrary to your claim, there are at least 4 Autograph Collection hotels in the US on the "Recommended" list.

Excellent point...

Of which I listed one...

My only claim was the limited knowledge research on this project--it's not padding my pocket book nor will I stay in a 5 star hotel or loose any sleep over this.  Not my cup of tea.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:23:42 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Laramie

                                                     Devon Tower glass replacement project update

                                   

                                            Worker on Wednesday, February 19 install new glass panels to replace those damaged in the window washing incident.--pic via OKCTalk.com

 16 
 on: February 21, 2020, 01:22:42 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Oil Capital
Also for the record, Marriott Autograph collection isn't exactly in the business of providing world class hotels either. Good hotels, yes. Great hotels, sure. World class...not so much.

Right now Marriott has 3 4-Stars on the list. All are in China. They have a slew of recommended properties, but not one is an Autograph collection. JW Marriott is their flagship "brand".

FWIW, the Marriott family includes Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Edition and Luxury Collection flags.  There are about 44 of them in the US with 4 or 5 stars.

Also, contrary to your claim, there are at least 4 Autograph Collection hotels in the US on the "Recommended" list plus another 4 international locations.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 01:01:07 pm 
Started by BKDotCom - Last post by Laramie
Updated pics on Omni Oklahoma City & Oklahoma City Convention Center via OKCTalk.com






The Oklahoma City convention center is scheduled to open in late 2020 and the Omni in early 2021 at which time the 1,100 space convention center garage will open.  Oklahoma City convention center complex has around $635 million invested in this complex:

          $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center
          $ 25 million 1,100 space Convention Center Garage
          $241 million 605 room, Omni Oklahoma City
          $ 81 million 133 room, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

My personal opinion on this project--OKC should have gone with a study that suggested a 735 room hotel to anchor this project:

"Texas consultant Jeremy Stone's study, compiled though visits with local hoteliers and analysis of local hospitality data, reports five full-service, “competitive” hotels enjoyed average room occupancy of 75.6 percent, with an average daily room rate of $129 in 2012..."

"...They also report that construction of the hotel will create 2,455 local jobs and generate $300 million in economic activity. The hotel operation, meanwhile, is forecast to create and sustain 674 local jobs with an increase to local economic output by $669 million..."
 
Study suggests Oklahoma City can support $200 million, 735-room conference hotel:  https://oklahoman.com/article/3914440/study-suggests-oklahoma-city-can-support-200-million-735-room-conference-hotel 

 18 
 on: February 21, 2020, 01:00:49 pm 
Started by shavethewhales - Last post by erfalf
I'm excited. Will this replace what is now in Owen Park?

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 on: February 21, 2020, 12:46:50 pm 
Started by erfalf - Last post by erfalf
I guess another update is due....

Crossing 2nd - One of the more popular lunch establishments downtown was displaced when the county tore down a row of rather old commercial buildings between the courthouse and the Annex on Johnstone. Rolling Pin Bakery has been closed for some time now but has plans to open up a much larger, more diverse location on 2nd Street. It looks like they have purchased the old auto shop and are converting into what they call "Two businesses in one building - Rolling pin by day, Crossing 2nd by night. A downtown nexus, where people meet for fun, food and drink!" Whatever that amounts to it sounds rather ambitious for a little bakery. I am excited to have Rolling Pin back though. Miss their soups and stuffed sandwiches.



Cooper & Mill Brewing Company - Excited to see the first true brew pub moving in. Expecting an open date in April. Making progress it seems.

This and Crossing 2nd will help provide a second night time node in downtown. Where Frank Phillips @ Johnstone has a few establishments right next to each other, 2nd & Dewey will now have Frank & Lola's, this new brewery and Crossing 2nd within steps of each other. This is such a monumental change from when I first moved here it's honestly hard to believe something like this has actually happened to a sleepy town like this. I wish them all the best of luck.




The Local Juise Co. - I don't know if this is a thing everywhere, but we are getting these health/juice bar type places opening up everywhere. This isn't even the first downtown.


Platinum Cigar Company - This has actually been open for a while, but I can't recall mentioning it. Looks nice, I'm just not into smoking.


Not sure who snapped this one, but it is quite a good shot of Bartlesville. Thought it was good enough to share...



All for now. Surely I have forgotten something.

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 on: February 21, 2020, 12:39:06 pm 
Started by shavethewhales - Last post by Tulsan
Here’s the site plan (from a Board of Adjustment meeting on 11/12/19, a mailing sent to neighbors related to parking issues).


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