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Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center - Making Events Memorable

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Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center

2546 N. Glenstone
Springfield, MO  65803

Phone: 417-866-5253

Fax: 417-866-5292

Web Address:

Top Executives:
Robert Low, Owner 
Missy Handyside, General Manager
Sarah DeGuire, Director of Sales 
John Blansit, Food & Beverage Director
Rachel Isaac, Senior Sales Manager
Jennifer Schulz, Catering Manager
Aaron Gregory, Executive Chef

Year Founded: Hotel became a Ramada in 2009

Number of Employees: 100-120

Product or Service:  
Hotel/Convention Center

It’s not just those coming to Springfield for work or play that make the most of what the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center has to offer, it’s become area meeting planners' top choice for hosting conventions, trade shows, meetings, weddings, and other special events. A premier location for occasions of all sizes, the Oasis can make events for groups from six to 3,000 memorable. 


The Oasis features 30,000 square feet of flexible convention and event space, divided between eleven beautifully designed banquet rooms. The full-service center and professionally trained staff can skillfully serve conventions, conferences, meetings, banquets, retreats, receptions and tradeshows.  Facility-wide renovations and a recent addition gave the Oasis an added 6,500 square feet, and the flexibility to increase their largest space to seat 1,400 people for a banquet. The space can also be divided into individual ballrooms to provide space for breakout sessions for a convention and rooms for smaller events. The center features a built in stage with theatrical lighting, state of the art audio/visual, built-in screens, wireless Internet, and more. 


“Technology is key, and our state-of-the-art capabilities allow us to execute polished, professional programs,” Sarah DeGuire, Director of Sales said. “We have quite a few options available to our meeting and event planners.”


Not everything that happens at the Oasis has to be on a large scale, the center’s versatility lends itself well to many small and medium sized businesses too. In fact, the Oasis is the perfect place for client dinners, staff holiday parties, or strategic planning sessions, and boardrooms are equipped with 55” SMART TVs, making them perfect for presentations and training. 


“Getting outside of the office is crucial for a productive meeting. It promotes creativity, boosts morale, minimizes distractions, and encourages camaraderie,” DeGuire added. “We have recently developed a special package for business retreats to make planning simple.”


The Oasis also teams up with area non-profits to create tailored events, and according to DeGuire, the facility offers everything from upscale food and beverage selections to green room options. “We love non-profits! And working to help benefit charities that serve our community is a passion of our entire team.”


Part of that passion can be attributed to the fact that the Ramada is locally owned, and in turn committed to investing not only in the guest experience, but to the community as a whole. The hotel has been named a Best of the Best Award Winner by Wyndham Hotels Worldwide for the past three years, and received the 2012 Wyndham Worldwide Sales Team of the Year honor.


“We work hard to accommodate our event planners from the initial concept through the completion of their event,” DeGuire concluded. “Whether you’re in our hotel for an overnight stay, or in our convention center for an event, you can expect excellent service.”

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