September 21, 2008 – The company seeking to sell the Marlborough Conference Center on Locke Drive said a sale of the facility, which includes 223 hotel rooms, is being negotiated and could take place in the next few months. Amelia Lim, senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, declined to identify the potential buyer or discuss other details.
The conference center had been used by Verizon for training courses, but has sat empty since the telecommunications company sold it to a hedge fund. John Riordan, executive director of the Marlborough 2010 Corporation, a quasipublic economic development agency, said he is anxious to see the sale finalized so that Marlborough could start attracting more out-of-towners to the city. – John Dyer
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