Washington Post reporters Jonathan O’Connell and Justin Vicory write about the status of hotels the Trump Organization plans to open — including four in Mississippi:

Shortly after Donald Trump entered the White House, his eldest sons announced ambitious plans to open a line of hotels called Scion that would target young, hip customers mostly in places where their father had proved popular with voters.

The first Scion would open in the Mississippi Delta in early 2018. A second line of hotels, called American Idea, would soon follow, with three in Mississippi and more than a dozen elsewhere. In all, the Trump Organization said it had preliminary agreements to open 39 properties.

A year and a half later, progress has been slow. … Read the Washington Post complete article here. 

Chawla Hotels, a parent company for 19 hotels in the Mississippi Delta, partnered with the Trumps to bring the Trump Organization’s hotels to the region. The travel and hospitality industry is responsible for nearly 100,000 jobs in the state and in October Suresh Chawla, president of Chawla Hotels, announced a partnership with Coahoma Community College to develop a workforce development center that will focus on hospitality industry training.

Chawla Hotels, Coahoma Community College alliance envisions a workforce training center based in the Delta

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