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|Mirror Spectator's short news 26/05/2004|
- Nahabed Nahabedian Receives "St.Nerses Shnorhali" Medal
Buenos Aires. -Argentina. - His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin
II, during his pontifical visit to Argentina, bestowed Mr. Nahabed Nahabedian
with the Medal "St. Nerses Shnorhali", spokesman for the Diocese in Buenos
Aires, Argentina said.
Mr. Nahabedian is one of the founders of "Sardarabad" weekly newspaper, which
is published by Tekeyan Cultural Association in three languages, Spanish,
Portuguese and Armenian. Nahabed is president for life of Tekeyan Cultural
Association, formerly "Arshag Chobanian Cultural Association"
- Armenia Marriott Hotel to Be Inaugurated June 14
YEREVAN- On Sunday, June 14, President Robert Kocharian will inaugurate the
246-room Armenia Marriott Hotel complex with the participation of Boston based
investors, Marriott Hotel officials and guests.
AK Management of Boston, which owns the new hotel, is a partnership of a
group of investors mainly from Boston whose members are Nishan and Kevork
Atinizian and their families, Paul Korian, Gail O"Reilly, Charles Talanian and Nevart
The hotel, which is being managed by Marriott, represents a five-year
commitment and an investment of approximately $38 million.
The former Armenia Hotel has been redone completely and rebuilt to
international standards. The plumbing, the electrical system and every column, every
supporting beam has been examined. Each room or suite has tiled bathrooms, cable
television and safes in the rooms for valuables. The hotel also houses two
restaurants, a Viennese café and an executive floor for conferences, seminars and
Armenians of Armenia are carrying out the renovation and it will provide jobs
for about 300 employees, once it is inaugurated.
AK Management selected Marriott as its manager in part because Marriott
offered the best training program. The investors want this hotel to be a model for
other Armenian investors and encourage others to take on similar endeavors.