Hotel Co. Says Air Force Competition Process Cost It $4M

Law360, Washington (May 27, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A hotel company hit the U.S. Air Force with a nearly $4 million bid protest lawsuit in Federal Claims court Wednesday, accusing the service of improper competition procedures for off-base lodging that enticed it to buy and renovate a Las Vegas hotel, only to be denied a contract.

Couture Hotel Corp. alleged that Nellis Air Force Base's rejection of its proposal, outside of normal bidding, helped drive it into Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it spent nearly $11 million buying and renovating a hotel because the service branch said it wouldn't even consider the company until it presented a facility that met...

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