USA:Eagle Point Hotel Partners (EPHP), together with the Missouri-based company Longitude, will launch The Ozarker Lodge in Branson, Missouri.
The partnership marks the first hotel acquisition, renovation and repositioning for EPHP and Longitude, with plans to expand throughout the Midwest in the coming years.
Opening Summer 2023, the Ozarker Lodge will offer 102 guest rooms, a lobby lounge with an indoor floating fireplace along with a community pantry and dining area, outdoor fire pits, hot tubs, outdoor heated pool, trucks food revolvers, a cafeteria bar, and a store called Storeroom that will sell coffee, beer and wine, brand name merchandise and local products.
“We are delighted to partner with Longitude to bring The Ozarker Lodge to life,” said Stephen Chan, EPHP Managing Partner. “His creativity and local knowledge have been invaluable in designing a hotel that reflects the unique spirit of Branson while offering a new perspective on hospitality.”
Jeremy Wells, Partner at Longitude, said: “We are excited to bring our design philosophy to The Ozarker Lodge and create a hotel that brings back the nostalgia of family road trips, the excitement of outdoor adventures and the charm of just one night down the creek Stephen and Erik have been incredible partners, and we are all committed to creating a space that offers guests a unique experience in the Ozarks.”
The Ozarker Lodge is the first Midwestern property at EPHP‘s, joining the independent hotels Calistoga Motor Lodge in Napa Valley, Anvil Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming and Soundview in Greenport, New York.