Developer Gary Matthews

Peoria Public Radio News
10:21 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

New management for Peoria's Marriott Hotel Complex

The Pere Marquette Hotel in downtown Peoria has a new manager. The hotel will maintain the Marriott flag, but First Hospitality Group of Chicago takes over as third party manager July 18, 2014. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:10 am
Wed June 11, 2014

More oversight suggested for the Marriott Hotel complex


A Peoria City Councilman is asking for more oversight in the downtown Marriott Hotel complex. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that comes as project developer Gary Matthews is facing as many as five lawsuits and foreclosures.

Marriott management reports to Matthews although he is asking his lenders’ permission to change to First Hospitality Group. 

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Outside the Horseshoe
5:48 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - June 10, 2014

Credit / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria City Council again deferred the Marriott Hotel management change question Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The city is in the secondary lender seat on the redevelopment project and is waiting on the primary lender to sign-off.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:27 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Peoria's Pere Marquette Marriott opens for business

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis gets an honoray key to the hotel from Marriott International Area VP Rita Cuddihy
Tanya Koonce WCBU

  The historic and renovated Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette hotel opened at 3:00. The hotel staff presses a button at that time, and Peoria’s so-called Grand Lady becomes part of Marriott’s world wide hotel and conference centers. 

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