Hotel owner considers buying San Diego Union-Tribune

November 8, 2011
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Voice of San Diego
Politically active San Diego developer Doug Manchester says “there’s lots of people interested in that asset” — the paper owns 13 acres of prime real estate — and that “we’re looking at it.” (Platinum Equity, the paper’s owner since 2009, announced in July that it hired an investment adviser “to help the company explore alternatives for its future.”) Manchester, whose holdings include the Manchester Grand Hyatt and a nearby Marriott, faced a hotel boycott after donating more than $100,000 to Proposition 8, the initiative that banned same-sex unions in California. | Earlier from San Diego City Beat: Protector of traditional marriage Doug Manchester leaves wife of 43 years.