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Port of Kimberling opens $3M hotel

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The $3.2 million Port of Kimberling Resort Hotel will host a grand opening celebration event 3-8 p.m. May 21, and organizers expect 700 attendees. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m., which will include a speech from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. Congressman Billy Long, U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman and other local public officials are planning to attend, according to Ryan Hamilton, manager of the Port of Kimberling, which owns the property.

The hotel opened for business May 13.

“We’re real excited about the event. We are ready to showcase the property. This is something that’s been needed and has been anticipated,” Hamilton said, noting that contractors broke ground last August, and the project had been in the planning stages for about a year before that.

The three-story 32,000 square-foot hotel features 39 suites and is located within the Port of Kimberling Marina complex. It will have office space for the Missouri Water Patrol and a Port of Kimberling Marina leasing office on the ground floor. The resort hotel features a pool deck overlooking Table Rock Lake.

A total of 20 part- and full-time employees are being hired for hotel operations, according to the release.

The resort hotel was designed by Slone Architects Inc., and Edelman Engineering Corp. provided the structural engineering. Vandersluis Engineering Inc. managed the civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, and Liberty Bank provided the financing. Morelock-Ross Builders Inc. served as general contractor.

The Port of Kimberling Marina complex is home to several businesses such as the new floating restaurant Coyotes Dockside, which is operated by the owners of Coyotes Adobe and Mille’s Turn of the Century Café in Springfield. The complex also features campgrounds, a boat dealership, recreational vehicle rentals and other lakeside amenities.

Hamilton said in-season room rates for the resort hotel range from $89 to $169, while off-season rates range from $59 to $115.[[In-content Ad]]

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