Crowne Plaza Brand Returns to Tulsa

By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor The Crowne Plaza brand has returned to Tulsa with the conversion of a Hilton into the Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills, Tulsa World reports. Located at 7902 S. Lewis Ave., across from Oral Roberts University, the 11-story hotel is already operating under the new name. The Crowne Plaza Tulsa [...]

The Crowne Plaza brand has returned to Tulsa with the conversion of a Hilton into the Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills, Tulsa World reports.

Located at 7902 S. Lewis Ave., across from Oral Roberts University, the 11-story hotel is already operating under the new name. The Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills is independently owned by McSam Hotels and operated by Packard Management Group, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

The 286-room hotel is situated close to U.S. Highway 75 and Interstate Highway 44, as well as to various businesses, including CitiPlex Towers, Oral Roberts University and Northern Santa Fe Railway. “We’re pleased to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the Tulsa area, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president of Americas brand management for IHG, in a press release. “There are several major employers in the area that will benefit from the meetings-savvy products and services that only a Crowne Plaza can provide.”

Felicia McGee, general manager, said: “A significant investment is being made to make the hotel ready for business and leisure travelers who expect an upscale Crowne Plaza experience. The hotel is great for business and leisure travelers, with upgraded guestrooms and amenities that provide a comfortable, relaxing stay.”

The hotel features a total of 286 guestrooms, including one presidential suite and six junior suites. Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access in guest rooms, a fitness center, a business center and an all-seasons indoor pool.

The Crowne Plaza brand had previously been licensed locally to a downtown hotel operated by Ascension Hotels of Donaldson, La., which entered into foreclosure and was acquired by Argonaut Private Equity, an investment arm of the George Kaiser Foundation, in 2010 for $11 million. The downtown hotel was converted to the Hyatt brand as part of the purchase.

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