Ambassador Benefits Street School
ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER: Paul Coury, left, president of the Coury Collection, hosted representatives of the Tulsa Street School at the 10-year anniversary of his historic Hotel Ambassador. With Coury from left are Dr. Lori McGinnis, Street School executive director; Lorraine McReynolds, Street School program director; and John Marlow, Street School alumnus.
The historic Hotel Ambassador, managed by The Coury Collection, a Tulsa-based hospitality development and management unit, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a private fundraiser benefiting Street School, a tuition-free Tulsa alternative school and therapeutic counseling program.
The Hotel Ambassador and The Coury Collection matched the total donations received at the event up to $10,000.
The event took place June 5 at the hotel, located at 1324 S. Main St. and featured live entertainment by Mary Cogan and Grady Nichols as well as an appetizing selection of hors d’oeuvres from the award-winning Chalkboard Restaurant, located in the basement of the Hotel Ambassador.
The attendees enjoyed a very nice evening in beautiful weather with entertainment outside as well as inside the hotel.
The historic Hotel Ambassador originally opened in 1929 as the Ambassador Apartment Hotel to provide temporary, luxury housing to oil barons waiting for their mansions to be constructed in Tulsa’s Maple Ridge neighborhood.
The 10-story, boutique-style hotel features 55 rooms, meeting/conference areas and an exercise room. The Hurley Library is a unique public room that showcases memorabilia of the hotel’s founder and a unique view of Tulsa circa the 1920s.
Paul Coury and a group of investors purchased the Hotel Ambassador in 1997 and reopened the hotel in May 1999, after a $5.5 million restoration in modern European style.
The hotel was renovated again in 2008. The Hotel Ambassador is a member of the National Register of Historic Places and Historic Hotels of America and is Cond- Nast Johansens-rated. Visit www.hotelambassador-tulsa.com for more information.