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Cape Girardeau: Southern Charm on the Banks of the Mississippi

December 20, 2017

Article by Lisa Lance The town of Cape Girardeau is located on the western bank of the Mississippi River just off Interstate 55 midway between St. Louis and Memphis. Brenda Newbern, executive director of Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau (VisitCape), noted the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, which offers daily commuter flights to St. Louis, will […]


Welcome to Westport: Lodging Hospitality Management is Making its Mark at Westport Plaza

August 23, 2017

Article by Lisa Lance In the past 28 years, Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) has grown to include 17 hotel properties, eight restaurants and two commercial properties in the St. Louis region. Two of its standouts are the Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower and Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. Westport Plaza, the 42-acre business and entertainment district at […]


Feeding the Soil and the Souls of Guests

May 25, 2017

Spend 10 minutes talking to Nathalie Pettus, proprietor of Overlook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri, and you feel like you’re home. She radiates warmth, passion and enthusiasm for the farm that’s been in her family for generations, and for the care she and her staff put into cultivating the land and caring for the guests who […]


The Grande Dame of the Lake: A Renovation Restores The Lodge of Four Season

February 21, 2017

By Lisa Lance A fixture at Lake of the Ozarks since it opened in 1964, The Lodge of Four Seasons is a retreat with all the amenities necessary to plan a variety of meetings and events. In 2016, the 358-room resort completed a transformational $15 million renovation. How has the renovation changed things? “The overall […]


Lately at the Lake: Show your event guests what’s new at Old Kinderhook.

July 22, 2016

 Article by Julia M. Johnson Most Missouri meeting professionals know their state is the location of Lake of the Ozarks, a fascinating and fundrenched body of water that’s synonymous with recreation and relaxation. What they’ll also want to know is that it’s home to Old Kinderhook, an event facility, golf course, and residential oasis worth […]


Bird’s Eye View: Aerie’s Winery will have your event guests soaring with the eagles.

December 30, 2015

Article By Julia M. Johnson Ernest Hemingway once called drinking wine “one of the most civilized things in the world,” a pastime perfectly suited for sensory enjoyment and appreciation. So what could be more satisfying than treating your meeting guests to a winery retreat atop a scenic river hillside? Grafton, Ill., just a short drive […]


A Venue for All Reasons: The versatile Lodge of Four Seasons turns over a new leaf.

December 29, 2015

 Article by Julia M. Johnson It’s a true sign of devotion to guest expectations when a major hospitality property expends millions of dollars to update itself. That certainly was the idea behind the Lodge of Four Seasons’ latest renovation project, which has extended from its very entryway to the farthest corners of the well-known resort. […]

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