By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
Sherrie Gottfried sees bright days ahead for Keizer’s lone hotel.
Gottfried, director of Sales and Catering at Keizer Renaissance Inn and Conference Center, gave an update at Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting.
“I have not been here in a while,” Gottfried said. “It’s been really, really busy. As you know, we are under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We’re reorganizing. The hotel was put up for auction a week and a half ago. We will continue to run as a hotel. You should know the new owners in the next 60 days. I got a chance to meet them this last week. I met the group of gentlemen.”
This spring, the hotel entered Chapter 11 – not Chapter 13, as mistakenly printed in a Keizertimes story two weeks ago – bankruptcy. Among other things, hotel officials have not been able to pay the quarterly Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the city, which raised questions about the future of the business.
Despite that uncertainty, Gottfried said things are running as normal at the hotel – if not better than normal.
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