oversaw the running of several interests including Harrahs casinos Holiday Inn

Oversaw the running of several interests including

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oversaw the running of several interests including Harrah’s casinos, Holiday Inn hotels, Embassy Suite hotels, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn hotels. In January 1990, the Holiday Inn hotel business was acquired by Bass PLC and the remaining brands under the Holiday Corporation umbrella – Harrah’s, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites were brought under the name ‘The Promus Companies.’ In June 1995, Promus spun off its hotel interests into another company and brought the Harrah’s brand, its assets and part of the Promus headquarters assets under a new name – Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. Harrah’s had added to its fold many new properties during the 1990s. The significant ones included a riverboat casino in Joilet, hotels/casinos in Shreveport, Vicksburg and Tunica and the Ak-Chin casino near Phoenix, which was Harrah’s first Indian gaming operation. In the late 1990s, Harrah’s added many more properties into its fold and developed several existing ones. A riverboat casino entertainment complex in Maryland Heights, Missouri was opened by the name Harrah’s St. Louis Riverport. The Harrah’s Las Vegas underwent a renovation that cost $200 million. New properties were opened in North Carolina and Kansas. In 1998, Harrah’s acquired 7 SAS Institute is a Cary, North Carolina, US based provider of business analytics software. The company reported revenues of $1.34 billion for the fiscal year ended December 2003. 8 Known as Quasar Systems prior to 1984, Cognos is an Ontario, Canada based provider of enterprise BI solutions. The company reported revenues of $683.1 million for the fiscal year ended February 2004. 9 “Harrah’s Wins National Award for Return on Information Technology Investments,” PR Newswire Press Release, June 30, 2004. 10 Shares not traded on an exchange. OTC shares are usually traded over computer networks and telephones. 3
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