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Hotel developer Al Rajabi faces a lawsuit by his partners associated with the Four Points by Sheraton in midtown Little Rock.
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Windsor Capital Alleges Al Rajabi Diverted Funds from Four Points to ArlingtonLock Icon

Windsor Capital Ltd. has sued Al Rajabi and Sonal Patel over the handling of money in connection with the operation and redevelopment of midtown Little Rock’s Clarion Hotel into the Four Points by Sheraton. read more >
The Four Points by Sheraton at 925 S. University Ave. in Little Rock
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Midtown Sheraton Hotel Visited by $10.4M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Newstream Hotel Partners 263-room hotel in midtown Little Rock from Windsor Capital Ltd., led by Al Rajabi. read more >
The Four Points by Sheraton at 925 S. University Ave. in Little Rock
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Midtown LR Sheraton Sold by Arlington OwnerLock Icon

A 263-room hotel in midtown Little Rock is under new ownership after a $10.4 million deal. read more >
Alan Sims, general manager of the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs: “Within the next 60 days, we’re going to have a major announcement that will talk to the future. It’s really going to be big when you’re talking about $55 million to $60 million.”
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Historic Makeover En Route to Iconic Arlington Hotel

The new owners of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have been working on the Hot Springs landmark and say exciting details are upcoming. read more >
Paul Dodds, managing director of Urban Frontier, which buys, renovates and then rents out homes in the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District in Little Rock.
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Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation ProgramLock Icon

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state. read more >
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Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

One of the tax credits in the crosshairs of Congress is the historic tax credit, which developers and historic preservationists across Arkansas have made excellent use of not only to preserve important historic structures but to stimulate development. read more >
Hot Springs boosters hope a change of ownership will finally bring home a much-needed renovation for the Arlington Hotel.
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Arlington Hotel Names Alan Sims General Manager

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa of Hot Springs names Alan Sims general manager, succeeding longtime GM Bob Martorana. read more >
More than 60 years ago, the Majestic Hotel’s two main buildings were a prominent Park Avenue fixture in Hot Springs. A combination of neglect and fire led to demolition. City officials are brainstorming on possibilities for the property.
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Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents. read more >
The Arlington Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs
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Saving The Arlington (Editorial)

The continued operation of the Arlington Hotel is in everyone’s interest, but safety must come first. read more >
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Arlington Hotel Owner Hires Cromwell Architects to Assess Property

The new owner of the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs hires Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock to assess the property in light of safety concerns raised by the City of Hot Springs. read more >
Al Rajabi issued an ultimatum to the city council of Bandera, Texas, related to hotel being developed there.
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Rajabi Leaves Texas Project After Dispute With City OfficialsLock Icon

The prickly civic discourse directed by Al Rajabi toward Hot Springs city hall concerning his newly purchased Arlington Hotel isn’t a first. read more >
Hot Springs boosters hope a change of ownership will finally bring home a much-needed renovation for the Arlington Hotel.
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New Arlington Hotel Ownership Arrives in Hot Springs with New ControversyLock Icon

Aesthetic concerns at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have escalated into public safety concerns and put its developer Al Rajabi on the clock. read more >
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Update: Arlington Hotel Sold to Little Rock Group for $5M

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa on Monday announced that it has been acquired by Sky Capital Group LP of Little Rock. read more >
The Hilton hotel in midtown Little Rock was reflagged last week as a Clarion. 
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Clarion Hotel Medical Center Recycled for $5M (Real Deals)

A 262-room hotel in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $5 million foreclosure sale. The 5.22-acre development was tied to a November 2003 mortgage of $14 million held by Jonesboro’s Liberty Bank of Arkansas, which became part of Centennial Bank in 2013. read more >