Originally published on TulsaWorld.com
Getting the Hyatt Place hotel erected and operational has been a marathon, and project partner Sunny Patel Chatterjee is grateful to reach the finish line.
“This is a story of survival,” Chatterjee said of the undertaking, which has taken a few years. “We could have shut the project down. I think the banks would have understood. The city would have understood you know because it’s a federal tax program.
“But one of the best things that came out of it is that we worked through COVID. We had employees that we had to keep and their jobs didn’t get lost. All of our subcontractors had committed to this. So if we had let them go, all those months they had committed to this project would have been gone.”