Atlanta-based Hotel Equities announced a management contract to operate the Delta Norman by Marriott in Norman, Okla. The 150-room former Norman Hotel will convert to the Delta by Marriott brand as one of the first Delta hotels in the U.S. It is located at 1000 N. Interstate Drive, only a few minutes from the University of Oklahoma campus.
Marriott announced its acquisition of the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand at the New York University International Hospitality Industry Conference in June of 2015. The Delta brand, formerly located exclusively in Canada, encompasses a rich Canadian history. The hotel in Norman will be the first of the brand located west of the Mississippi. The conversion of the former Norman Hotel is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter 2017. Premier Hospitality Management is the owner of the property.
“Bringing one of the first Delta brand hotels in the nation to Norman and the University of Oklahoma, my alma mater, is exciting both personally and for our organization,” said Raj Patel, president and CEO of PHMI. “Our strategic partnership with Hotel Equities has helped us secure an agreement with Marriott International to convert one of the city’s largest hotels into a regional icon with this exciting new brand. It will be a pacesetter for the area.”
Located within minutes of the area’s top corporations, the Delta by Marriott Norman claims an ideal location that is sure to attract both business and leisure guests. The hotel has over 7,000 square feet of meeting space and an indoor pool and fitness center. The Norman area offers University of Oklahoma Sooner sporting events as an additional draw and is complemented by several first-rate, family-friendly museums, such as the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.