The owners of a Springfield branding and marketing firm are partners in a boutique hotel that's scheduled to open this summer in Branson.
Jeremy Wells, who co-owns Longitude LLC with Dustin Myers, said another of their companies, Flyover Developments LLC, is partnering with national firm Eagle Point Hotel Partners on the project called The Ozarker Lodge.
BP Builders LLC is general contractor for the nearly $10 million renovation and expansion project designed by Kansas City-based Clockwork, said Wells, noting Detroit firm Parini is doing the interior design.
The work involves the renovation of the former Fall Creek Inn & Suites at 995 Highway 165, as well as an expansion to add a lobby, coffee shop and wine bar, Wells said. With the expansion, the building will be about 36,000 square feet, he said. The site is located near Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House.
“We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting project,” Wells said in a news release. “The Ozarker Lodge will deliver the perfect blend of timeless design, modern hospitality and thoughtful experiences for guests. From the very beginning, our team has set out to highlight the best of Branson and the surrounding region, and celebrate why so many of us are proud to call the Ozarks our home."
Plans for the 102-room Ozarker Lodge include a retail shop featuring local partnerships, creek-side experience with new pool, rotating food trucks, cedar soaking tubs and a play area for children.
Wells said financing for the project is from Guaranty Bank, along with undisclosed equity investments.
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