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Cowboy Hall of Fame

Frontier Country


Water Taxi


KEY Oklahoma City

Randy Allen
Bricktown Water Taxi

PROFILE: Randy was born in Chicago, IL, but grew up in Mountainburg, AR. It was here he met his wife of 32 years, Pam. They have two children, Andrew and Jenny, and one grandchild, Pride. He has spent the last 31 years in the military, with 8 years of that being active, including time spent training troops during Enduring Freedom. He was a city manager for 18 years and currently works for the state of Oklahoma as well as Water Taxi and the Ford Center.

Favorite Restaurant: International House of Pancakes (IHOP). When questioned on this unique choice, Randy responded, “It’s my 4 year old granddaughter’s favorite and I love my granddaughter.” Lucky for Randy, a new IHOP is soon to open in the downtown area!

What to do in OKC: Randy recommends spending time at the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum, a monument erected to honor the lives of those lost in the bombing ten years ago, as well as the 45th Infantry museum, a free museum dedicated to telling the story of one of the first divisions into Germany at the end of World War II. Both experiences are sobering, yet powerful. If you’re looking for something a little less intense, you might want to take in an event at the Ford Center. From Kenny Chesney to Motley Crüe, arena football to professional hockey, or Billy Graham to R. Kelley, the Ford Center offers something for all tastes.

Must See: BRICKTOWN!! As one of the original Water Taxi drivers, Randy has seen and been a part of the evolution of bricktown. Granted, the dynamics will continue to evolve for years to come, but the district now offers fine dining, entertainment, and shopping in a family-friendly environment. In addition, bricktown is in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, so the atmosphere is saturated with culture and history. Randy has lived all over the world, but has chosen to raise his family and make a life in Oklahoma City because he loves it here – that says a lot for both Oklahoma City and Randy Allen.

A concierge (pronounced kon-'syerzh) is the closest thing you can find to your own personal assistant in a fine hotel. The concierge in your hotel is there to make your stay in Oklahoma City more enjoyable and hassle-free. A Concierge can do more than call a cab. Through their contacts, locally, nationally, and internationally, a Concierge can:

  • Obtain dinner, events reservations and tickets when and where no one else can.
  • Set up itineraries for visiting business people.
  • Make suggestions for and help plan sightseeing by bus, car, driver, limousine, or on foot.
  • Provide access to secretarial and office services, including faxes, telexes and photocopies.
  • Arrange hair, barbering, nail and beauty appointments.
  • Call ahead to a store and have several outfits set aside if you guess wrong about the Oklahoma weather, then have your selections delivered.
  • Help families relocating to Oklahoma City obtain information on neighborhoods, schools, and homes.
  • Help with questions pertaining to other cities - you have a friend anywhere in the world where there is a Concierge.

The Concierge has grown to be a trusted resource in the finest hotels in the world. However, don't just take our word for it. Discover what a concierge can do by simply asking for assistance. You'll find that a concierge is capable of meeting the needs of every guest, no matter how discriminating. Concierges spread good will. Call a Concierge - they won't let you down! As the #1 visitor destination city in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City has lots to see and do and whether you visit the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Omniplex, National Bombing Memorial, our beautiful museums, or stroll along the River Walk in Bricktown, the concierge staff at your hotel is there to guide you.

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