General Manager Kraig Pomrenke of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center invited Mayor Harold Perrin to take a tour of the facilities after receiving a Certificate of Occupancy on Monday from City Building Inspector Tim Renshaw. The certificate allows the new hotel-convention center on the Arkansas State University campus to accept guests and host a New Year’s Eve party. Perrin and Pomrenke were joined at one point by Darren Harralson, senior director of operations for O'Reilly Hospitality Management, which owns Houlihan's Restaurant inside. They were also joined by Kandi Baker, director of sales for the hotel and convention center. Mayor Perrin was even presented with a room key by Front Desk Manager Dancy Cisco. Finishing work will continue on many areas of the 7-story Red Wolf Boulevard hotel and convention center.
"This is a tremendous asset to our community for bringing in conventions and other events for the future," Mayor Perrin stated.