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Boutique hotels may take root downtown – Business First

When travelers from New York or Los Angeles visit Columbus, there’s a good chance they’ll favor the tony Lofts on East Nationwide Boulevard over a standard room at chain hotel downtown. Independent hotels seem more exclusive, said Charles Lagarce, president of Columbus Hospitality LLC, manager of the Lofts and the neighboring Crowne Plaza hotel. “There…

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A Conversation with Charles Lagarce – Business First

Charles Lagarce, 47, has spent more than 20 years in the hospitality industry in various roles including hotel food and beverage director and general manager. As president and founder of Columbus Hospitality LLC, a firm that manages hotels, restaurants and fitness centers, Lagarce leads his employees to create and manage companies’ brands as well as…

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Max & Erma’s opening at Holiday Inn Sharonville – Business Courier of Cincinnati

Max & Erma’s, the Columbus-based eatery known for burgers and big desserts, plans to open its Sharonville location, at the Holiday Inn, Friday. The restaurant, which includes a less-cluttered prototype design, is a franchise location operated by Hauck Hospitality, which owns the hotel. It will be managed by Columbus Hospitality, a restaurant management company. “We’re…

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Expansion set for Arena Grand – Columbus Dispatch

By Mike Pramik The Arena Grand Theatre is expanding and turning to a different management company to run it. Columbus Hospitality will operate what by April will be an 11-screen theater across from Nationwide Arena. It will replace Drexel Theatres Group, which has operated the Arena Grand since its opening in 2001. Nationwide Realty Investors,…

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