Springfield, Mo. -- (1/16/2018) Hotel Vandivort has announced that it will be expanding through the construction of an additional 42,000-square-foot building. The adjacent building will feature 48 additional guest rooms with upscale design, meeting space and the addition of valet service.
Crowning this new development will be The Vantage, a 5th story rooftop bar open to the public and providing “dramatic views” of the Queen City’s historic skyline. The Vantage will provide 4,000 square feet of rooftop space, with expansive outdoor seasonal seating along with a four season conservatory style bar. Hotel Vandivort, along with downtown Springfield, has experienced what it considers “aggressive growth” since 2015.
“Our first two years have seen a pace of success that was unexpected.” said co-owner Billy McQueary. “This demonstrates the demand from locals and travelers for the authentic urban experience that downtown Springfield provides. We are excited to add to the urban density, and be part of the continued development boom in our center city.”
According to the hotel’s reports, the downtown area has seen a 7% (almost $5M) increase in taxable sales last year alone, with property values increasing by $10M in the last two years, according to Rusty Worley of the Downtown Springfield Association. “This expansion of our operation will continue to fuel the downtown Springfield revitalization” said Zackary Oxley, General Manager of Hotel Vandivort. “The plans we have in store will complement other local businesses and strengthen the overall experience here. It’s an exciting time to be part of Springfield and as a recent transplant, this is why I am so excited to be here with my family.”
The expansion will be constructed on the property adjacent to the current hotel, with a street level walkway connecting the properties. The project is scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2018, and is tentatively set to open in the spring of 2019.
(Edited Media Release)