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Boutique Hotel in Springfield, Missouri, Receives National Award

October 28, 2016

Hotel Vandivort was named the 2016 Boutique Hotel of the Year by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Assoc. The owners of the upscale boutique hotel and restaurant were honored to receive the national award signifying the highest quality of amenities and guest dining and lodging experience within the hotel industry. “We are thrilled to have […]

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Plan brings $72 million in KC development, saves historic hotel

October 26, 2016

City Club Apartments LLC of Farmington Hills, Mich., is planning to redevelop a swath of Kansas City in a $72 million plan adding luxury apartments, plus a new restaurant on the former site of the Hereford House, which burned eight years ago.  The plan will save the historic Midwest Hotel, which has sat vacant.  The […]

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Thanks for joining us at another FAMtastic fam tour!

October 20, 2016

Our thanks to the beautiful Wildwood Hotel and the planner professionals who took part in our October 13 evening FAM tour at the property. Attendees enjoyed excellent food, beverages, networking, and musical entertainment while touring the Wildwood, Mo., facility and its comfortable meeting spaces and guest rooms. Stay tuned for information on future FAM opportunities!

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New Joplin Holiday Inn is on the way

October 5, 2016

Construction kicks off this week on a brand new, 115-room Holiday Inn in Joplin, Mo. The property is expected to offer exciting new prefunction and conference options for meeting groups.  There will be 3,500 square feet of event space, accommodating up to 350 guests; the facility also will feature an outdoor patio, indoor saltwater pool, […]

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HoteLumiere announces major guest room renovation

September 15, 2016

HoteLumiere is undergoing a $12 million renovation project that is expected to transform its 294 suites.  The first 150-room phase of the renovation effort should be complete by October, and the entire project is slated to be finished by the end of 2016.  The hotel is part of the Lumiere Place casino, lodging and dining […]

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Midas Hospitality to develop new Sikeston hotel

September 15, 2016

St. Louis-based hotel management group Midas Hospitality announced that it is developing a 60,000-square-foot Hampton Inn at the new Cotton Ridge complex in Sikeston.  The hotel, located on Commerce Drive, will feature 92 guest rooms; groundbreaking is scheduled for December 2016.  Memphis-based Malco Theatres is developing an eight-screen movie theater on the Cotton Ridge site, […]

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Attraction Excitement in St. Louis!

August 17, 2016

St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) has announced more major plans for its redevelopment of St. Louis Union Station. The year 2018 will see the opening of the St. Louis Aquarium, located on the south side of historic Union Station. Construction of the aquarium is expected to begin this fall, and should take about two years. The […]

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STR: US hotel pipeline for July 2016

August 17, 2016

Building on guest room trends Tennessee-based market data analysis firm STR said in its July 2016 Pipeline Report that nearly 530,000 U.S. hotel rooms currently are under contract as part of 4,322 building projects. That figure is up nearly 23 percent over July 2015. Of those rooms, more than 171,000 are actually under construction. The […]

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Hammons bankruptcy puts litigation on hold

August 16, 2016

The Springfield News-Leader reported recently on John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ chapter 11 bankruptcy case, and its relationship to a lawsuit brought by New York investment firm JD Holdings against the Springfield-based hospitality developer. Hammons’ June 2016 bankruptcy filing has put the JD Holdings lawsuit and trial in a holding pattern.  The suit was […]

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MC Hotel Construction Hires New Vice President

July 22, 2016

Hotel industry business adds seasoned professional to management team MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Jim Heinz as Vice President. In this position, Heinz will lead all departments and be responsible for project quality and the company’s financial performance.  He also will be the primary client liaison.  Heinz […]

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