Radisson Hotel Group Americas today announced the signing of The Robertson, a member of Radisson Individuals. The hotel holds incredible history for the city and with its anticipated opening in the fall of 2021, it will be the first hotel to open its doors in downtown Joplin in more than 50 years.
The hotel was originally built in 1917 by Riley Robertson as an apartment complex. The restored building will bring a breath of fresh air into downtown Joplin while offering a glimpse of the city in the roaring 20s.
“We launched Radisson Individuals in the Americas earlier this year to bring unique, one-of-a- kind hotels into our exceptional portfolio and The Robertson is truly the perfect fit,” said Phil Hugh, chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group Americas. “This will mark the second hotel for the brand in the Americas and we are thrilled for guests to embrace the nostalgia of an iconic time in our history as this building comes back to life.”
The Robertson, a member of Radisson Individuals will have 55 guest rooms and suites, a fitness center, and 1,200 square feet of meeting space. Guests will feel the 1920s theme throughout the hotel as they enjoy the onsite speakeasy or the cigar bar. Additionally, the hotel is situated in the perfect location within walking distance of downtown Joplin shopping and entertainment.
“It has been a once in a lifetime experience restoring the legacy of Riley Robertson, as he is an incredible figure in Joplin’s rich history making a big impact on this great city and beyond,” said David Papen, managing member, Experience Management, LLC. “The building was truly ahead of its time with minimalist elements including beds that roll away to become desks, along with featuring state-of-the-art fireproof construction and even using solar tubes and central vacuums long before this was introduced to mainstream construction. We are very excited for the day we can open our doors and share this piece of history with our guests as we take them back in time to the 1920s with all the modern conveniences of the 2020s.”
About Radisson Individuals
Radisson Individuals is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of Radisson Hotel Group and benefit from the Group’s international awareness and experience, with the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity. It is a complement brand to the other existing eight brands in the portfolio, and an ideal first step for individual hotels with strong service scores who may be considering transitioning to one of the other successful core brands at a later stage. Radisson Individuals hotels offer guests an opportunity to discover new locations around the world, while always delivering Radisson Hotel Group’s high standards of quality and “Yes I Can!” service ethos, combined with the local flavors and personality of the member hotels.
Radisson Individuals is part of the Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands including Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world’s largest hotel companies with more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries.
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