[This post has been up and down over the last few days. Following Greyhawk's example, I am now taking it down permanently. Suffice it to say that this email contained information from a very credible source that made clear that Hilton did not negotiate in good faith with Fran's, and that Hilton has been misrepresenting itself in their pronouncements.][Background on the Fran O'Brien's story here.]
Update: for the view of a professional in business and communication on this issue, see Management Thoughts.