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Three new hotels - two Hilton and one Marriott

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The Hilton Shreveport downtown is expected to open next month. Very exicting, I'm glad to see this project finally on the verge of opening.

Additionally, however, at two opposite ends of SBC land, two more hotels - one a Hilton brand and one a Marriott brand - are currently under construction. In the hotel-saturated Pines Road area, Hilton has yet another hotel under construction and nearing completion... a Hilton Garden Inn.

Harrah's Louisiana Downs has finally begun ground work for their hotel in the east Bossier/Haughton area, which will be a SpringHill Suites by Marriott. This will be the first hotel in SBC to be built west of the Industrial Drive/I-20 interchange and near Haughton.

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.d...324/1064/NEWS05

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The Hilton Shreveport downtown is expected to open next month. Very exicting, I'm glad to see this project finally on the verge of opening.

Additionally, however, at two opposite ends of SBC land, two more hotels - one a Hilton brand and one a Marriott brand - are currently under construction. In the hotel-saturated Pines Road area, Hilton has yet another hotel under construction and nearing completion... a Hilton Garden Inn.

Harrah's Louisiana Downs has finally begun ground work for their hotel in the east Bossier/Haughton area, which will be a SpringHill Suites by Marriott. This will be the first hotel in SBC to be built west of the Industrial Drive/I-20 interchange and near Haughton.

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.d...324/1064/NEWS05

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Now if we just had something to attract people to fill these hotels. I know vacationers everywhere are just waiting with baited breath to come to Shreveport

/Sarcasm off

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Occupancy rates here are extremly high, hence the extra construction. Of course we're not going to see serious vacationers, but we have a flood of 14-16 million gamblers per year, which keep our hotel occupancy rates very high. The Independence Bowl also finds visitors searching for rooms as far away as Marshall, Longview, Natchitoches, Texarkana, etc. And this with us already having over 8,000 rooms locally.

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Wow, I didnt realize we had that many staying overnight here. Lets just hope Texas doesnt ever get Casinos, then we are golden :)

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Great stuff guys! I think hotels are one of the best kinds of developments. And speaking of hotels, BR is currently in a historic hotel boom, but we still can't top Shreveport with projects like the Horseshoe. :D

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The local tourist bureau boasts between 14-16 million visitors.

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^Sorry, didn't mean to brag. You would think with that many tourist developers would be breathing out hotels. Well, just thi.. hey come back with that!!!

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Hey Brian, have you got any pictures of the new Hilton? This will be great for downtown Shreveport.

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Hey Tom, thanks for posting. I actually do have quite a few photos of that hotel.

Here are some of my own shots of it:

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Yeah Brian. Thanks for taking those shots and keeping us up-to-date. :thumbsup: The hotel looks nice; it's a welcome addition to the northern CBD. The Hilton logo is BIG. I like the architecture of the convention center with the glass and small dome.

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I wish the Hilton in S'Port was open now. I have to ride up that way in late April and I'd love to stay there.

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I wish the Hilton in S'Port was open now. I have to ride up that way in late April and I'd love to stay there.

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I really like the digital banner around the small dome on the convention center.. it is literally the flag! I get to see a big digital flag waving in the morning on the way to work!

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Nice hotel. :thumbsup: Though,from the rendering I thought it was going to be purple. :lol:

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Any news on the downtown Hilton opening? We should be getting close...

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The Hilton is shaping up nicely. Love the terazzo pattern in the lobby floor. Looks good....

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The Times seriously needs to disable the user comments feature. The things posted there are ridiculous, and often the least educated citizens of this region are the ones squabbling back and forth.

Damn..

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