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Also presented was a letter from ...
Also presented was a letter from Bruce Rahmani, president of Colorado Hospitality Services, Inc., of the Super 8 Motel in Sterling with an offer of $100,000 cash for the land the motel is on.
The offer was made without any contingencies.
The hotel will continue to operate, ...
The hotel will continue to operate, said Colorado Hospitality owner Bruce Rahmani, who was appointed as receiver for the hotel at 701 8th St.
has said throughout his
receivership of the property that he
was interested in buying it.
, too, did not submit a bid on Wednesday.
"I'm still interested in purchasing it, but it's going to be through the bank now," Rahmani
"The bank is going to keep it open," Rahmani
Everybody loves Bruce
, who has been described as a Denver-area hotel mogul for 20 years, said he
is operating three hotels through the foreclosure process, one being the former Ramada in Fort Collins.
That, too, has been renamed the Plaza Hotel.
is located in Denver.
has an interest in owning all three but has made no decisions.
Bruce Rahmani, owner of ...
Bruce Rahmani, owner of Colorado Hospitality Services, had been running the struggling downtown hotel at 701 8th St., since its former owners, Penta Hospitality of San Jose, Calif., walked away from it last winter and let it go to foreclosure.
paid a cool
$1.7 million -- less than half its last sales price -- for the hotel that he
had named the Plaza Hotel.
There were no bidders on the hotel at its April 21 foreclosure sale.
said it will return under the Clarion flags as the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center
admits, the hotel's troubled past was cause for concern, from prior complaints on service to the loud whistle that's blown every time a train passes through town.
"It has just a negative reputation, and everyone's hesitation to give it a chance, it worried me," Rahmani
, who has owned hotels and restaurants in Denver for many years, has ambitious plans to turn the struggling property into one focused on customer service and affordable pricing on everything from a $5 lunch to almost-free wedding packages to $79-a-night rooms.
"The convention center is the key," Rahmani
"I have hotels in Denver, and most of us live on the convention business."
has to do little to get the hotel into mint physical condition, he
does plan to expand the hotel's business center, and add an exercise room and guest laundry, in addition to offering complimentary Internet service throughout the building.
"We want people to support this," Rahmani
"Our hope was that there would be a local group of investors who would pick up the hotel, because they know the Greeley market, so this will be next best thing," MacQuiddy said, adding that Rahmani is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.
"Every city needs a full-service hotel ...
"Every city needs a full-service hotel and conference center," said Bruce Rahmani, now the receiver for - and a potential buyer of - the hotel formerly known as the Clarion in downtown Greeley now in foreclosure.
"We are as of April an independent hotel and conference center: The Plaza.
So we can begin addressing the special challenges of a full-service hotel."
shares the opinion of many that a hotel just a block away from the Union Colony Civic Center
with no competition in the conference market should be doing very well.
"A full-service hotel is more challenging to run than a limited-service hotel," Rahmani