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Patriot One’s AI-powered PATSCAN Platform deployed at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT) (OTCQX: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”) maker of the PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform, announces the deployment of its Platform at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino will begin its Phase 1 deployment of the PATSCAN Platform, offering increased security and safety for resort guests, staff and partners. In addition to the PATSCAN VRS component of the Platform for the detection of visible and invisible threats, such as weapons, disturbances, elevated body temperature identification and facial mask detection, the Plaza will also deploy Patriot One’s new PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Gateway for concealed weapon detection.

“We’re excited to bring this new innovative, AI-driven threat detection technology to the Plaza,” said Jay Franken, general manager of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “Popular for a classic Vegas experience and conveniently located at the top of the Fremont Street Experience, the Plaza Hotel & Casino typically welcomes thousands of guests a day. So, we are pleased to be the first in the downtown area to implement new physical and health security solutions to better protect our guests and staff.”

“We’re excited to be working with the Plaza Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas,” shared Dietmar Wennemer, President and COO for Patriot One. “Our business development team has been working with a number of Las Vegas resorts and casinos since setting up operations in the city back in December 2017. With the commercialization of our PATSCAN Platform early this summer, and the re-opening of the resorts and casinos, we’re seeing an increase in interest for our solutions, including our elevated body temperature solution, which can assist in identifying potential viral threats. The Plaza has moved quickly, and we’ll begin deploying this quarter for the upcoming holiday season, including the Plaza’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration.”

In addition, the Company has plans to undertake a corporate awareness campaign to raise its profile in the U.S. domestic investment community, and has engaged Winning Media, LLC (“Winning Media”) to provide Patriot One with a breadth of targeted digital media and corporate brand recognition initiatives. Winning Media is a Houston, Texas – based marketing agency that specializes in digital and corporate brand marketing services to enhance corporate visibility and retail investor awareness. The agency will handle specific functions of digital distribution of public information relating to the Company. Winning Media and its principals do not have any direct or indirect equity interest in the Company and will not receive any securities of the Company as compensation for their services.

About Patriot One Technologies
Patriot One’s mission is to deliver innovative threat detection and counter-terrorism solutions for safer communities. Our PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform provides a network of advanced sensor technologies with powerful next generation AI/machine learning software. The network can be covertly deployed from far perimeter to interiors across multiple weapons-restricted facilities. The PATSCAN™ platform identifies and reports threats wherever required: car park, building approach, employee &

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New owners to revamp McCamly Plaza Hotel for 2022 reopen

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek is under new ownership and is planning a multimillion-dollar renovation, officials say.

Battle Creek Unlimited, an economic development organization, took ownership of the hotel Nov. 3 via 50 Capital Ave Development Corporation. McCamly Plaza closed in November 2019. BCU plans to reopen it in early 2022.

BCU says improvements include new mechanical equipment, a makeover to the exterior, guest room renovations and event space upgrades.

“We are eager to return this iconic property back to its glory with a complete refresh. Having a modern, well-run, and updated hotel in the heart of downtown is essential to the economic prosperity and continued revitalization of downtown Battle Creek,” said BCU President & CEO Joe Sobieralski. “This will not be a quick reprogram. We have several months of planning, design, and financing ahead of us. Our goal is to have the property renovated, rebranded, and opened in early 2022”

BCU says it plans to bring two well-known hotel brands to Battle Creek.

Suburban Inns, a Hudsonville-based hotel and hospitality management company — which works with franchise brands IHG, Marriott and Hilton — will be assisting in the revamp, BCU says.

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Battle Creek Unlimited now owns McCamly Plaza Hotel and plans to reopen it by 2022

McCamly Plaza Hotel has new owners and will soon have a new look and name.



the tower of the city: McCamly Plaza Hotw is pictured on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.


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McCamly Plaza Hotw is pictured on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.

Following months of litigation, Battle Creek Unlimited gained ownership of the 239-room hotel on Nov. 3. On Monday, the city’s economic development organization announced plans for a complete renovation and rebranding of the property via 50 Capital Ave. Development Corporation, with intentions to open in early 2022.

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“When you talk about a hotel that is that large, having a flag hotel driving business travel and disposable income is only going to bolster all of our other economic development downtown with brew pubs and restaurants and things like that,” said BCU President and CEO Joe Sobieralski.

MORE: Battle Creek downtown development looks to regain momentum after COVID-19 delays

In a lawsuit filed with the Calhoun County Circuit Court in January, BCU said the hotel’s former owner Neil Freeman and a number of LLCs had failed to meet deadlines for rebranding into a Hilton Double Tree. BCU had lent $3.5 million out of the Direct Investment Fund to the owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel to make necessary upgrades for the rebrand by 2018.

Terms of the settlement agreement and purchase were not disclosed.



a building with a store on the side of the street: McCamly Plaza is pictured on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.


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McCamly Plaza is pictured on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.

The property opened in 1981 as the Stouffer Battle Creek Hotel. The 15-story building is adjacent to the Kellogg Arena, a 6,500-seat concert and event venue.

The hotel has not been open since November 2019 after the city announced its owners were shutting it down for six months to make the renovations, laying off about 65 employees.

BCU said improvements will include new mechanical equipment, a façade makeover, guest room renovations and upgrades to the event space. It plans to bring two new internationally recognized hotel brands to Battle Creek and will contract with a hospitality management group to oversee day-to-day operations.

“We are eager to return this iconic property back to its glory with a complete refresh. Having a modern, well-run and updated hotel in the heart of downtown is essential to the economic prosperity and continued revitalization of downtown Battle Creek,” Sobieralski said. “This will not be a quick reprogram. We have several months of planning, design and financing ahead of us. Our goal is to have the property renovated, rebranded and opened in early 2022.”

Suburban Inns, a Hudsonville-based hospitality management company, has been retained by BCU to assist with rebranding and renovations. Suburban Inns designs, builds, owns and operates eight hotels in Grand Rapids, Holland and Midland.



a man riding a skateboard up the side of a building: Robert Viers and Gerald Croissant hang out under the pavilion at McCamly Plaza on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.


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Suite Life: Airport hotel Crowne Plaza for Jewel escapade and sensation of travel, Travel News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – I finally chill at the pool outside my room, just before checking out. After two days of intense exploration at Jewel, I am lulled by the vision of aquamarine water and the clusters of palms submerged in planters.

In this sunken courtyard, I gaze at the clouds drifting overhead. That’s when it dawns on me that I have not seen a plane flying for two days, though I am at the airport. The empty sky is a sign of pandemic times.

Still, the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, restful and stylish, is an escape from anxiety.

Its design is contemporary Asia, with stylised frangipani motifs on the facade. Rest on seats shaped like papaya slices. Tropical-fruit furniture are vibrant splashes in a darkened lobby. The subdued lighting lets transit guests, fresh off the borderless world of planes, move into a restful mode at the hotel lodged in Terminal 3.

The Crowne Plaza’s identity as an airport hotel is evident everywhere. I check in at the same time as a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight crew and we stick to separate safely-distanced paths to the lobby. Air crew also have their own lifts to rooms on designated floors.

Before the pandemic, international plane geeks would ask for specific runway rooms to spend hours watching planes lift off and land at one of the world’s busiest airports.

Now, guests like me can still spy airliners at the viewing galleries in Terminals 1 and 3. I pop into Terminal 3 for partially blocked views of grounded planes, and it is dispiriting. To think we once regarded travel as a birthright.

It is uplifting, however, the moment I step onto the link bridge between Terminal 3 and Crowne Plaza to Jewel, with its indoor waterfall, fantasy gardens, retail, dining and play zones.

Jewel is a destination of many dimensions, and the hotel adds to that experience. Mine is the Stay, Shop, Play room package that includes a ticket for the attractions at Jewel’s Canopy Park. The hotel is also close to the new Jurassic Mile, which I visit after my late check-out.

Crowne Plaza has been named the Skytrax World’s Best Airport Hotel for six successive years. There are nearly 60 Crowne Plaza properties in airports like Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle. These airport stays are designed for business travellers’ work and play. I suppose I am a variation of a business traveller during my one-night stay.

My Premier King Pool View room is awash in a calm palette of neutral colours. There is a huge desk and a bath tub.

The room and the fabulous courtyard-pool put me in a resort frame of mind, even as I have city amenities for my work.

I imagine business travellers and even staycationers may be rushed, always trying to do more. So fuel up with breakfast at Azur in the hotel, where I order laksa and latte with a QR code.

My pace had been non-stop, but ending my 48 hours at a

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What We Know About ‘Jennifer Fairgate’ of the Oslo Plaza Hotel Mystery

Episode 2 of Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries recounts the case of the Oslo Plaza Hotel Mystery.



a close up of a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' episode 2 revisits the death of "Jennifer Fairgate," a woman found shot at Oslo's Plaza Hotel in 1995.


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Netflix’s ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ episode 2 revisits the death of “Jennifer Fairgate,” a woman found shot at Oslo’s Plaza Hotel in 1995.

On May 31, 1995, a woman checked into the Plaza Hotel in Oslo, booking a room on the 20th floor. On the night of June 3, a security guard went up to 20th floor to check on the guest after it was discovered that she had not provided payment info for the room. The guard knocked on the door, and then immediately heard a gunshot. He left the hallway, returning fifteen minutes later with other security. They found the body of the woman, lying on the bed, holding a handgun, and with a gunshot wound to the head. She was dead.

Journalist Lars Christian Wegner, interviewed for the docuseries, covered the case in Norway at the time. Unsolved’s second episode follows Wegner as he attempts to make sense of the events now 25 years later.

No identification was found of the woman. No credit card or driver’s licenses. No keys. Not even a toothbrush. The labels on her clothes were removed. There was a briefcase in the room with 25 rounds of ammunition. Audun Kristiansen of the Oslo Police Department noted there were no traces of other persons in the room or evidence of a struggle. Oslo Police documents state a 99.9% certainty that the death was a suicide.

Police buried the body and closed the case in 1996.

But what actually happened?



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Who was Jennifer Fairgate?

One of the few documents police and reporters were able to use was a registration the woman signed while checking in. She signed the registration card “Jennifer Fairgate” and listed an address in Belgium. Neither details yielded any results. “There are no traces. There are no paths to follow. It’s like following a ghost,” Wegner said.

Wegner speculated she might have been a drug smuggler, a high-class prostitute, an intelligence agent, or even an assassin. The hotel often held peacekeeping negotiations between foreign powers. It wasn’t uncommon for powerful people to stay there.

Ola Kaldager, a group leader for Norway’s intelligence service, E14 noted to the mysterious nature of the crime scene, including the position of the gun, the evidence recovered, and the reconstructed events of her coming and going (she left her room only a few times and for long intervals).



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“From my point of view this is a very well carried out intelligence operation,” he said. “What actually happened there is very hard to say, but I have a feeling that she was executed.”

Kaldager pointed out that the registration number was removed from the gun “in a professional way.” Removing clothing tags, he noted, was also common for agents in the field

“If she was an intelligence agent

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