Corporations: Running to Cover

As the inevitable shapely models splashed to music in a rooftop pool, the Boston-based Sheraton Corp. last week opened its new, $12 million Sheraton Motor Inn on Manhattan's West Side. Billed as the "world's largest motel," the 20-story Motor Inn sits improbably among tatty warehouses beside the piers where the transatlantic liners dock, and offers its customers, along with free parking, a spectacular view of the Hudson. Judging from the first curious-tourist turnout, business should be good. But far from taking this as encouragement to go on to even bigger...

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