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Holiday Inn plans major expansion 6 $2 million construction project for oliday Inn of Hammond La., will n soon, according to Ric'.hard Wil- m, President of Inn Serve Corpora- li0n, the management firm for the hotel. The protect will be completed in early !986 and will feature the conversion of hotel's center courtyard into an losed Holidome Recreation Center. 10 000 sq ft Holidome atrium will dude 'an ind:r 'swimming pool, whirl- pool, poolside gazebo bar. exercise/ weight room and game room. The project also features the addition of a new convention center at the Hammond Holiday Inn. A new 300 seat meeting hall will be adaptable to various functions and group sizes. The tastefully-decorated meeting rooms will be equipped with audio-visual presenta- lion aides. Additional "break out" rooms will be provided for registration. reception and coffee break areas. All guest rooms at the hotel will be renovated Many guest rooms will open right onto the Holidome atrium, as will a new 120-seat restaurant The theme restaurant will offer daily buffets and a menu of southern specialty tems A new 120-seat MAX Lounge will also be included in the expansion. The MAX Lounge will follow a unique entertainment concept which has been found successful at several other Holiday Inn hotels operated by Inn Serve Corporation. This concept features a plush and contemporary -New York penthouse feel". Furnisth,gs are soft. muted and relaxed. The lounge will feature a state-of-the-art sound system that encourages dancing while still allowing comfortable conver- sation in the seating areas. The hotel is being remodeled as part of its re-licensing process with Holiday Inns, Inc. according to Richard Wil- bourn. Inn Serve President. "'Due to market conditions, however." Mr. Wil- bourn explained. 'we decided to go beyond the basic updating requirements for the hotel "The hospitality market has changed significantly' m the Hammond area over the past few years." Wilbourn said. "The hotel competition has increased in our area. New Orleans is overbuilt with hotels, so Hammond no longer enjoys serving as a back-up for New Orleans visitors Additionally. the oil economy no longer produces the quantity of business t once did for Hammond hotels. "'These changes demand that we make changes in order to succeed." Wilbourn continued• "We recently converted 104 of the Hammond Holiday Inn hotel's guest rooms into a Budget Inn to appeal to the budget segment of the market, The remaining Holiday Inn guest rooms and the entire Holiday Inn property will be substan- tially upgraded with this new project in order to attract the business the hotel needs." Earl Collins, general manager of Hammond Holiday Inn, said, "'We believe when the construction is complete the hotel will better serve the residents and visitors of the Hammond area. The climate-controlled atrium with indoor swimming "pool and patio areas will invite all sorts of activity and recreation previously limited to the summer months." Collins added, "We are especially pleased with the new con- vention and meeting facilities. They will significantly expand our opabilities to host groups functions of all sizes." Inn Serve Corporation also operates hotels in Vicksburg, Miss., Meridian, Miss., Brooksville, Fla., and Miami, Fla, ,NCHATOULA TIMES, JULY 4, 1985, SEC. A, PAGE Ponehatoula Homestead Will Be Closed July 4th In observance of Independence Day Members FSLIC TRANSMISSION Wholesale SERVICE Transmissions Rebuilt Regular 3-Speed Transmissions Completely Rebuilt t $15000 Torque converter $45 extra HW¥. 51 INSTALLED $2 HOP o [ Maurice Hall I owner 386-!00'761 The Book World By Broox Sledge The Unknown Mind , book of photographs that seem to filtered through the lens of a Composite photographs like casserole• owy figures in darkened nighttime on the moon. in the streets like twisting bOws in a beam of sunlight. book is called "Unknown It's from Aperture Publishers N.Y. and photographed by Melzker. The author creates his m territory through his lens. the usual, eschewing the landscape, and directing his lens to the city streets. Melzker roamed American cities such as Philadelphia. New York and querque, and has found a field of perhaps perceived by so ordinary it becomes above- "beyond and. hence, extra- compositional beauty is the of Metzker's work. His pursuit logic is so subtle its graphic grip you in shades of skill and perhaps you've never before. Ste "'Unknown Territory" a g "7" Rough, Gentle Scotland sights could be so rough-hewn. gentleness softening the edges, photographs in a new book. from Salem House of Salem, New Hampshire. made the photographs. Linklater wrote the text. has a brassy, flinty past-- with violence--and is going a purging as a result. The being gradually depleted of its and is losing its spirit, wealth, art, intellect, and inev,table, its character. Scotland has almost t ,transformed into a pure tourist castles crown the craggy mOors. Great brown rocks stand brood while being angered crash of the sea. Faces in carry less of spirit than regret. run like mountainous knives into interior. Shipbuilding and exporting still stand reasonably factories and fishing fleets are arnful reminders of what is to this ancient land. steeples and white doves on a tropical garden in the garden that seems out here where red-cheeked kings isolated by the building of Wall along the border with England. Rate "Scotland" an aging "6". Youth, Beauty, Money ! often wonder just what book authors and television producers would do without the great American love affair with the police novel. How long could they survive? How long could we? After all, we read and watch and pay the cost of this obsession. Ed McBain. an oldtimer at this genre, is back with "Snow White & Rose Red," published by Holt Rinehart and Winston. Matthew Hope, urbane, witty, is a rising young attorney in one of Florida's Gulf Coast resorts, divorced, with a teen-age daughter. He has been ignited by her into being very much "in tune"-- values, codes and lifestyle. Then he meets and falls in love with Sarah Whittaker, a woman who has every- thing--beauty, youth, social position and big bucks--everything except her freedom. She is confined in a psychiatric institution. Sarah clains it is all a plot to disconnect "her from ihe $650,000 willed to her by her late father, with mother as the culprit. Hope comes to share this belief on the part of Sarah and he sets out to free her. In quick succession come murder, mutilation and a far greater danger than he had ever imagined. Rate it a spooky "6". S2,000 Per Hour Eileen Ford could well be THE authority on female beauty, having run the Ford Model Agency in New York for many ears. Now Eileen and Joan Hellman ave written a book about the model game. "The Ford Models' Crash Course In Looking Great." from Simon and Schuster. The youthful beauties under Eileen's tutelage decorate the covers of dozens of magazines every month and have assignments which net them as high as $2.000 per hour. And all this just for looking gorgeous• Some of those who learned well the trick of the modeling trade are Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley and Christina Farrare. This new book not only tells the young aspiring model how to sensibly go about reaching her dream but contains dozens of stunning photos of models who have already made it. Very useful for aspiring models. Also very useful for those who enjoy looking at photographs such as these. Rate this new book on the modeling game with a ossy "8". 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