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Delay: Murano butterfly still a Sheraton chrysalis

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Oct. 16, 2007 at 6:07 am with No Comments »
October 16, 2007 6:07 am

Actually, you’re going to have to wait for the Hotel Murano a little longer than first announced.

I spoke with Murano (and Provenance Hotels) spokeswoman Dina Nishioka late Monday, and she explains that the Murano opening has been extended to March 1, 2008. Expectations had the refurbished and rebranded Sheraton Tacoma opening this fall.

Nishioka said a soft opening should begin by the end of January or the first week in February.

Some Sheraton guests are currently being placed in Murano-ized rooms – although the full range of amenities (pillow menu, spiritual menu and fully developed theme of glass art) is not available.

"It just seems like it keeps moving," Nishioka said of the opening date.

She remains sure the hotel will be worth the wait. "I think this is the best hotel we’ve done," she said.

Beyond than the Murano, Provenance (formerly Aspen Hotel Group) operates the Hotel deLuxe and Hotel Lucia in Portland, Hotel Max in Seattle and Hotel Preston in Nashville.

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