2009

Riding the Recession

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Though the economy forced the two companies to put some projects on hold, between them, Newcrest Hotels and Image Hospitality accomplished a record 16 hotel openings in the span of a year.

First Courtyard By Marriott

Lufkin, Texas

Image Hospitality opened the Courtyard by Marriott in Lufkin, Texas—the first opened by Image Hospitality and a new prototype for Courtyard. It was a novelty for locals as well; during the grand opening, they filled the parking lot, coming to celebrate and take a look at the nicest hotel in town.

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