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October 23, 1991
An armed man robbed an unspecified amount of cash from the Holiday Inn, in the 7900 block of Washington Boulevard, early Monday, police said.A night clerk told police that a gunman entered the hotel with a small handgun at 1:30 a.m. and demanded money.The clerk handed over the cash. The suspect then ordered the clerk to disconnect the receiver on a nearby telephone and give it to him, before he fled.The robber was described as a black male in his early 20s, 6 feet tall with a thin build. No one was hurt, police said.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
I always go a little crazy this time of year. Yes, I am one of those annoying people who listen nonstop to Christmas music on Sirius each season. I start shopping for gifts before Halloween, and one of the highlights of October is choosing a color scheme for the year's wrapping paper. I know it's compulsive, but I like assigning each family member a different print because I am also a wrap-as-you-buy person, and it helps me make sure the kids have about the same number of gifts. (Not that, at 22 and 19, they are even really kids any more, or care how many presents they get. But still.)
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BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | February 2, 1991
A subsidiary of First National Bank of Maryland went into the hotel business yesterday, acquiring the 250-room Timonium Plaza Holiday Inn at auction for $8 million.First National was the lender that began foreclosure proceedings last month against the hotel's owners, Timonium-AMI Limited Partnership, a group headed by New Jersey businessman Fred Lafer. Bank officials claimed Mr. Lafer's group defaulted on nearly $16 million in debt.James Smith, an attorney representing the bank, declined to comment on the sale, which was handled by Atlantic Auctions Inc. Raymond Nichols, president of Atlantic Auctions Inc., confirmed that the bank subsidiary was the high bidder.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
Howard County Police arrested five out-of-state men Monday in connection with a methamphetamine lab in an Elkridge hotel room. Police arrested Josiah David Marin, 23, of Swansboro, N.C.; Forrest Derrick Rhoades, 34, Sallisaw, Okla.; Joshua Wade Matthews, 33, of Sallisaw, Okla.; Amos Joel Martin, 20, Mesick, Mich.; and Spencer Allen Smith, 22, of Lock Haven, Pa. The men were charged with drug manufacturing, drug possession and possession with...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 9, 2001
A bearded man with a shotgun robbed the Holiday Inn on Washington Boulevard in Jessup of an undisclosed amount of cash yesterday morning, Howard County police said. Police said the robber - a black man in his late 20s to early 30s, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-8 and 140 to 160 pounds - was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and a bandana over his head. He asked the front-desk employee for change and when the employee opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a shotgun and demanded all of the money, police said.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995
Starwood Lodging Trust and Starwood Lodging Corp. announced yesterday the purchase of the Holiday Inn Calverton for $11.5 million in cash.The Los Angeles-based real estate investment and related management firm bought the 206-room hotel, which opened in 1987, for roughly 75 percent of what it would cost to build the property today.Starwood plans to close on the purchase of the Beltsville hotel, 12 miles north of downtown Washington and 37 miles south of Baltimore, later this week.The Holiday Inn Calverton marks Starwood's second deal this month in the Washington area.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
Owners of the Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor have launched a $6.3 million renovation that is designed to help the 375-room hotel attract more business travelers and conventioneers, as well as families on vacation.Jack Maikranz, the general manager, said construction began this month and will be completed by January. He said the work is part of an effort by the hotel's owners to take advantage of the building's prominent location at the southwest corner of Howard and Lombard streets, near the Convention Center, the light-rail line and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
BUSINESS
By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,New York Bureau | March 7, 1992
NEW YORK -- The company that owns the Baltimore Inner Harbor Holiday Inn and seven other Holiday Inns around the Baltimore area has filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan with the federal bankruptcy court in New York.The reorganization calls for lenders to provide up to $16 million for the renovation of these units with $6 million slated for the Inner Harbor hotel. Other Holiday Inns affected by the filing include hotels in Towson, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Pikesville and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
FEATURES
By Cheryl Johnston and Cheryl Johnston,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
Some had damp swimsuits to pack or a dog that got sick. Others needed a makeshift pillow for the car ride or a traveler's memento. Some merely did it for the thrill. Whatever the reason, people snatched hundreds of thousands of towels from hotel rooms last year and have been doing so for decades. For those feeling guilty about that free grease towel in the garage or the beach towel in the closet, there's a chance to 'fess up - if that towel has a green stripe. Holiday Inn has declared Thursday its first Towel Amnesty Day, a chance to forgive guests who have "borrowed" towels.
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By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | June 14, 1997
NEW YORK -- The NAACP called yesterday for a boycott of three major hotel chains, saying they did not respond to a survey of blacks' role in the lodging industry.NAACP President Kweisi Mfume gave F's on a hotel report card to the Best Western, Holiday Inn and Westin chains. In a preliminary report in February, the NAACP gave eight chains failing grades. Five later responded and improved their standing.Mfume said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and three dozen black professional and fraternal groups hoped to mount a boycott of the three chains by midsummer in the nation's 25 largest markets, including Baltimore, where the NAACP is based.
BUSINESS
The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
The Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor has been acquired by The Procaccianti Group, a Providence, R.I.-based real estate investment and management company, the firm announced Tuesday. The purchase of the 13-story, 365-room hotel on West Lombard Street brings the company's hospitality properties to 61 hotels in 23 states, the firm said in a statement. "We believe this hotel is properly positioned to benefit as the market continues to rebound and key performance indicators improve," Robert Leven, The Procaccianti Group's chief investment officer, said in the statement.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | November 2, 2008
Holiday Inn "Stay to Fly" What's the deal?: Stay at a participating Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express and receive a $198 voucher for a round-trip flight for travel between 198 cities in the continental U.S. Guests receive a $298 voucher for flights between the U.S. and Canada or Mexico. What's the savings?: Savings could be at least $198, depending upon the actual cost of the flight that you end up booking. Holiday Inn requires that you book your flight through their agency, which will select the carrier and the route.
NEWS
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | May 16, 2007
Familiarity breeds vacations. Comes another summer in Ocean City, comes another 300,000 people on any given summer weekend. This is Ocean City: Maximum miniature golf. Languid sunsets over Sinepuxent Bay. Pool bars, actual phone booths and riptides. Owl decoys peering from Boardwalk balconies. Bottles of Coronas with lime wedges caught in their throats. Secrets and Seacrets. Tacky T-shirts and conventional amusements. And the beach itself: Kites, Crocs and Boogie Boards. Gulls leaving claw marks in the sand.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to The Sun | April 19, 2007
Pounds of butter, gallons of oil and crates of garlic surely get consumed each night at Olive Tree, a gut-busting Italian restaurant near the Holiday Inn in Aberdeen. The restaurant, owned by Nick Hapsis, who also owns the Holiday Inn as well as Olive Tree restaurants in Pikesville and Glen Burnie, serves most of its pastas topped with cream sauces, most of its seafood floating in butter and most of its meat topped with garlic butter or marinara and mozzarella. Poor:]
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ann McArthur | February 3, 2005
The Babe's 110th Celebrate the 110th birthday of hometown legend Babe Ruth on Sunday at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Visitors will be the first to view a bat handled by Ruth in one of his last appearances. Expect to toast the occasion with champagne and cake, along with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" led by WBAL Radio's Doug Roberts, all followed by an update of the museum's new site at Camden Yards. Also, Sun columnist Michael Olesker will appear at noon to talk about Ruth. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is at 216 Emory St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Sunday, admission is free all day. Call 410-727-1539, ext. 3011, or visit www.baberuth museum.
NEWS
By ROB KASPER | December 15, 2004
YOU HAVE GOT to have a strong stomach, a couple of them, to eat haggis. I discovered this about two weeks ago when I had my first taste of haggis during a delightful evening at the Holiday Inn Select in Timonium. One stomach was provided by a lamb and served as the vessel, or casing, that the haggis - a mixture of sheep parts, oatmeal, onions and spices - was cooked in. The other strong stomach belonged to any diner who devoured the fabled, if grayish, fare. There was no shortage of zealous eaters the other night as members of Maryland-area clans gathered.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | September 21, 2001
The Holiday Inn at the Inner Harbor has laid off more than a quarter of its workers, and other big hotels such as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel and the Renaissance Harborplace are trimming staff hours as the city's hospitality industry tries to weather the decline in business caused by last week's terrorist attacks. Many hotels in and around Baltimore's Inner Harbor are coping with the kind of drop in occupancy that usually isn't seen until winter, if it happens at all. How the Baltimore Convention Center fares in retaining scheduled events in coming months will have a big impact on many area businesses.
NEWS
By GILBERT SANDLER | February 23, 1993
SOME departed Baltimore restaurants lasted a long time and provided many memories: Miller Brothers, Oyster Bay, the Chesapeake, Danny's. They all had to close, but they deserved a better fate.A few came and went before we knew them. Others lasted awhile but never became a part of Baltimore lore. From the beginning the odds against their success were so great that in most cases it was just a matter of time. Here are three of them:* The Mansion House in Druid Hill Park.It opened with high promise -- in a lovely setting where one could (the advertising read)
FEATURES
By Cheryl Johnston and Cheryl Johnston,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2003
Some had damp swimsuits to pack or a dog that got sick. Others needed a makeshift pillow for the car ride or a traveler's memento. Some merely did it for the thrill. Whatever the reason, people snatched hundreds of thousands of towels from hotel rooms last year and have been doing so for decades. For those feeling guilty about that free grease towel in the garage or the beach towel in the closet, there's a chance to 'fess up - if that towel has a green stripe. Holiday Inn has declared Thursday its first Towel Amnesty Day, a chance to forgive guests who have "borrowed" towels.
NEWS
By Phil Perrier | January 31, 2003
LOS ANGELES - One night around 1995, I did a stand-up show for a small but appreciative crowd at a Holiday Inn in Montgomery, Ala. Any comic knows that one really good laugher can make a show like this, inspire other people around them to laugh, carry you through the rough spots. This was one of those nights. Toward the back of the room, just beyond where I could see, there was a woman with a rich, booming laugh, one of those unrestrained "I don't give a darn" laughs. It was oddly familiar.
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