Ribbon cutting set for Mozingo hotel

Maryville, Mo. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the Boulders Inn & Suites hotel at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.

The newly completed lodge, developed by Iowa-based Boulders and a group of local investors, is located at 2 Fall Drive at the entrance to the Watson 9 and Sechrest 18 golf courses.

Embracing 40 units with a mix of king- or queen-sized beds, single rooms and suites, the hotel offers two handicap-compliant rooms on the ground floor and has a maximum occupancy of about 146 guests.

Other features embrace a large breakfast area equipped with café tables and a sofa and easy chairs arranged in front of a large, stone-faced fireplace.

Besides a complimentary hot breakfast, the hotel will offer patrons a pantry market selling snacks and convenience items, a fitness center with aerobic machines and free weights, Simmons pillow top mattresses, in-room 43-inch flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi access and a business center.

The lodge is to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The hotel is similar to other Boulders facilities in the Iowa communities of Denison, Lake View, Atlantic, Okoboji, Polk City, Newton, Fort Madison, Clarion, Holstein and Monticello.

It is the first hotel the company, which opened its original lodge in Denison in 2008, has built in Missouri.

“Opening of the Boulders Inn & Suites at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park has marked the successful completion of a five-year economic development effort to attract private lodging to the park,” said Maryville City Manager Greg McDanel. “The hotel complements all our park has to offer in creating a unique destination.”

Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland, who serves as the city-owned park’s chief administrator, added that the Boulders brand “aligns perfectly with the vision of the Mozingo master plan and the public conference center under construction.”

The center, financed through a combination of tax dollars and park user fees, will also serve as a clubhouse for the park’s two golf courses. It is scheduled for completion late this year.

For more information, go to www.bouldersinnandsuites.com or www.mozingolake.com.

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