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Burt Bacharach headlining Murano hotel opening

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Jan. 31, 2008 at 11:51 am with No Comments »
January 31, 2008 11:51 am

Q: What’s new, pussycat?

A: The Murano Hotel.

Q: And do you know the way to San Jose?

A: Yes, and Tacoma as well.

I’m working on a story for Monday – it’s one of our regular business Q-and-A pieces – and yesterday I interviewed Howard Jacobs, the chief operating officer at Provenance Hotels.

We had a great discussion about the Murano Hotel, formerly the Sheraton, in downtown Tacoma. I was asking him about the opening gala, sheduled for March 8 at the Pavilion.

A Provenance spokeswoman tells me that the event may soon be sold out, at $500 per plate.

The draw: Burt Bacharach will be performing.

I asked Jacobs if Bacharach’s songs are on the Murano’s in-room iPod menu.

Not yet, but they will be.

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