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KS-Based University May Buy AZ's Historic Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort

From The Arizona Republic
KS-Based University May Buy AZ's Historic Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Kansas-based Ottawa University has confirmed that it is exploring purchasing downtown Chandler's historic Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort to convert it into a residential campus.

Kevin Eichner, the university's president, stressed that considerations were preliminary and that other sites were being studied. But he said Chandler was "a great city with a number of attributes we find attractive for our business model."

The previous owners of the iconic, nearly 100-year-old San Marcos hotel -- Chandler's first big building and among its most well-known after having hosted Fred Astaire, President Herbert Hoover and other big names -- filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. took over the property after a trustee's sale last December. Click here for the full story.


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