NEW HOTEL: Contract signed; Convention Center named

The community of Broken Bow is buzzing with talk of a new hotel and convention center coming to the city. March 27, 2013 G4C, LLC signed a 10-year Franchise Agreement with Cobblestone Hotels with intent to build a Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in the spring of 2013. “Our community is excited to join the Cobblestone family and welcome them to our community,” says Craig Safranek, Chair of the investment group for the project. “Working with BriMark Builders and the Cobblestone group has been an exciting process for our community.” Safranek continues, “In addition to the hotel, the Broken Bow Cobblestone Hotel and Suites have entered an agreement with the Nebraska One Box Habitat Association, Inc. for the naming rights of the convention center. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites and the One Box Convention Center’s vision is to provide a family friendly hotel and convention center for the Custer County region, that will serve as a hub for family, business, and community events.” Don Cantrell, Vice Chairman of the Nebraska One Box Habitat Association, Inc., says the organization is pleased with this opportunity. After using three different locations in the past few years, the One Box has now found a home. The One Box will have the use of the One Box Convention Center for the activities of the One Box Pheasant Hunt for the next 20 years. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites will feature 36 guest rooms, including whirlpool suites, with amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators, coffee service, free high speed internet, and flat panel televisions in each room. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites will also feature an on-site beer and wine bar, meeting room, indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise equipment, guest laundry facility, an outdoor grill area, convenience store and feature the One Box Convention Center. A complimentary hot breakfast bar and weekday newspaper will be available daily to guests of the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites as well. “Cobblestone Hotels is excited to bring another property into our portfolio in Nebraska”, says Brian Wogernese, President of Cobblestone Hotels. “The community of Broken Bow is another perfect instance where our brand, Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, can be a pillar in providing it’s members a great service.” Based in Neenah, Wisconsin, Cobblestone Hotels is a hotel brand company that prides itself in filling the lodging needs of communities through its upper mid-scale new build brand. Experiencing significant growth since it opened its first property in January of 2008, Cobblestone Hotels looks forward to a promising 2013 and is confident that it will be the best year yet. With 10 properties under construction and 35 new properties in development, Cobblestone Hotels is very excited about the future - and area residents seem excited about the fact that future includes Broken Bow.