May 28, 1987 |
Marriott Corp., the big hotel and restaurant operator, said today it is holding discussions to buy Denny's Inc., a 1,200-unit restaurant company, from the investors who took it private two years ago. Marriott, which last year paid just over $500 million for the Saga Corp. food-service and restaurant concern, said it is negotiating a definitive agreement with the La Mirada, Calif.-based Denny's. It would not disclose the proposed price.
June 15, 2007 |
Marriott International Inc., the top U.S. hotel operator, said it would create a new brand of boutique hotels, the latest effort by lodging companies to appeal to travelers weary of cookie-cutter accommodations. Marriott is teaming up with Ian Schrager on the as-yet-unnamed brand. Schrager, the style entrepreneur credited with helping to introduce the boutique hotel concept with New York's Morgans Hotel in 1984, made his name in the late 1970s by creating the famed Studio 54 nightclub.
October 9, 1988
Two new Courtyards, the Marriott's moderately priced hotel chain, are opening this month--the Palm Springs Courtyard opened this weekend at 1300 Tahquitz Way, and the Torrance Courtyard at 2633 Sepulveda Blvd. opening on Saturday. The 149-room Palm Springs hotel and the 137-room Torrance facility, valued at about $10 million each, follow the design format of other Courtyard by Marriott hotels that stress the contemporary residence look. Four additional Courtyard hotels currently are open.
October 31, 1989 |
Preferred Properties Fund 82 of Foster City, Calif., has sold the Columbus Marriott Inn-East for $5.2 million. Preferred Properties owned the hotel through a joint venture with Boyken Enterprises Inc., according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The company said its gain on the sale of the hotel was about $837,000 under the accrual accounting method. Boyken's gain was about $480,000.
June 24, 1985
Hedgemon Robertson of Huntington Beach, California's top-ranked welterweight, will face Eddie Nuno of Pomona in a 10-round main tonight at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Robertson is 20-5-1 with 18 knockouts. Nuno is 18-6. In another 10-round main, Santa Ana's Georgie Garcia (20-3-1) will box Japan's No. 1 super bantamweight, Tadashi Maruo (17-2-1) at 121 pounds. Tonight's seven-bout card, which begins a 8 o'clock, also features Olympian Robert Shannon of Edmonds, Wash.
August 1, 2001 |
Marriott International Inc. said it will remove a 5-month-old energy surcharge at its hotels "very shortly," because energy costs have begun to moderate. The decision follows a similar move by rival Hyatt Hotels Corp. about three weeks ago. The nation's major hotel companies introduced energy surcharges at their California properties in March to offset the state's then-spiraling power costs.
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December 25, 2000 |
ExecuStay by Marriott and Cort Furniture Rental have donated $14,000 of "gently used" home furnishings to Victory Outreach, an interim-living and rehabilitation center for poor families. Last week's donation is part of ExecuStay's national Sharing With Our Communities project, which gives used home furnishings to shelters and other transitional-housing organizations. Santa Ana-based Victory Outreach, a 20-year-old nonprofit organization, houses more than 40 people.
April 20, 1991
Dear Dodger Fans: As the new concessionaire at Dodger Stadium, we appreciate the many calls and letters we have received regarding the new food and beverage facilities at Dodger Stadium. We apologize for any inconveniences we caused during the Freeway Series and the first home stand. As a result of your comments and suggestions, Marriott has already made some changes. First, we are bringing back grilled Dodger Dogs. They are currently available at two stands on the reserved level and within the next few weeks, we hope to have grilled Dodger Dogs at even more locations.
October 26, 1989 |
The Lynwood Unified School District, which has been losing an estimated $200,000 a year in its food service operation, has signed an agreement with a private company to manage the service with a promise to cut losses and produce a profit. School officials signed a one-year contract for an estimated $97,000 with the Marriott Corp. school food service division. The contract becomes effective Nov. 1 with options to renew it every year.
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April 19, 1986
Having just reread Martinez' article (April 3) on his visit to the new Warner Center Marriott Hotel, I find a disturbing trend in the three major articles that to this date have found their way into what passes for social and society commentary. I withheld my thoughts when Doug Smith cynically reviewed my Annual St. Andrew's Day Celebration and later did an unadulterated hatchet job on the Valley Cultural Society's efforts at improving our community. After all, he is entitled to his opinions, and to complain about his views would have appeared self serving, since I host one and actively support the other.