Amy Beddows 5:26 p.m., June 18
Papa Doug gets the raspberries in Texas
His bankrolling of California's Proposition 8 hangs over his Austin hotel
The AustinChronicle.com today (March 6) tweaked San Diego's Papa Doug Manchester over the same-sex marriage issue. The new Fairmont Austin hotel is being financed by Manchester Texas Financial Group. The Chronicle reminded its readers that Manchester helped pay for California's same-sex marriage ban, Prop. 8. When the word got out, Manchester's San Diego hotel properties were hit by protesters. The Chronicle points out that the Canada-based luxury hotel operators are gay-friendly; Fairmont properties are routinely listed as among the favorite gay-friendly hotels.