Place to Stay. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, announced the opening of its first Park Inn in Oklahoma at Tulsa International Airport. The opening of the Park Inn Tulsa Airport is part of Carlson's Ambition 2015 growth strategy.
"Park Inn is a leading, award-winning mid-scale brand in Europe and the Middle East and has great potential in North America," said Steve Mogck, executive vice president for Park Inn. "The strong visual identity and contemporary design of the brand provide a fresh approach to the mid-scale segment."
Internationally the brand has achieved major milestone recognition. In 2009, J.D. Power and Associates rated Park Inn number one in Europe for guest satisfaction in the mid-scale segment. With 111 hotels in operation globally and 57 hotels currently in development, Park Inn provides affordable accommodations that are efficient, uncomplicated, practical and comfortable.
"The conversion to Park Inn was seamless and we are looking forward to providing the best night's sleep in town for a mid-scale brand," said Leo Spriggs, president and chief executive officer of Hospitality Management Company, the management company for Park Inn Tulsa Airport, Okla.
The 100-percent non-smoking hotel features an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center, business center and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast and lunch are available in the hotel's restaurant and dinner is available in the lounge. The 172-room hotel has 7,200 square feet of flexible meeting space, audio-visual equipment, catering, and a professional meetings and events team.
Conveniently located at Tulsa International Airport, the hotel offers free daily shuttle service. For reservations and more information, visit parkinn.com.
Golf For a Good Cause
The Knights of Columbus Council 1104 hosts the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for Oklahoma Families in Crisis on Saturday, Oct. 9 at LaFortune Park Golf Course. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30am. Coffee and donuts will be provided prior to the start, as well as lunch and drinks in the afternoon when teams finish. Each player will receive a bag with complimentary items from local vendors. There will also be a raffle, silent auction and live auction, along with prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.
The mission of the tournament is to assist Oklahoma families in crisis by raising awareness about their misfortune, collecting and distributing funds to organizations who support families during times of extreme hardship and helping suffering families through their time of crisis.
For 2010, the following organizations will receive funds raised from this event:
--Child Abuse Network, for serving the needs of children of reported child abuse, and working to provide a more efficient approach to investigating abuse and protecting children in crisis.
--Family & Children's Services, for promoting the well-being and mental health of families, children and individuals and working to enhance the lives of Oklahoma families.
--Heroes of the Diamond, for their wwork with the families of the Oolagah-Talala meningitis outbreak.
--Xavier Medical Clinic, for providing free medical services through volunteer physicians, nurses and other health professionals to Oklahoma families who are uninsured or do not have access to adequate healthcare.
For more information on the tournament, call (918) 557-5125 or (918) 488-0660.
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