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.