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Residence Inn planned in Bricktown

Mr. John Q. Hammons has announced he is developing a six-story, 150-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Oklahoma City, Okla. The first extended-stay property to be built in Bricktown, the new hotel is owned by Mr. Hammons and will be managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC.
Construction of the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Bricktown is currently underway, and the grand opening is slated for fall 2006. Situated on the west edge of Reno Ave., along the Bricktown Canal, the hotel is conveniently located near three major interstates, I-40, I-45 and I-35, as well as to popular attractions such as the Ford Center, Bass Pro Shops and newly planned Toby Keith Entertainment Complex. In addition to the 150 well-appointed suites, the hotel will offer four meeting rooms and a canal-side pool and patio.
“The downtown district is undergoing an incredible transformation and presents an excellent opportunity for development,” said Mr. John Q. Hammons
, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC. “Our existing downtown Oklahoma City hotels have performed extremely well, and I am confident the Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown/Bricktown will follow suit.”
The new Residence Inn will be the fourth hotel managed by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts in Oklahoma. The company also owns and operates the Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown, Renaissance Oklahoma City Hotel and the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. Mr. Hammons will also develop a 10-story, 250-suite Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City’s downtown district. Upon completion of that project, Mr. Hammons will have built and opened 954 upscale hotel rooms in downtown Oklahoma City.
“We are proud to see the property coming on line,” said Joe Van Bullard, director of Oklahoma City’s Urban Renewal Authority. “The high standard of quality and service associated with Mr. Hammons’ properties will certainly serve to benefit the revitalization of the downtown district.”