Basin Park Hotel undertakes major renovation project

Friday, January 24, 2020
Renovations at Basin Park Hotel are underway, with 11 guest rooms being upgraded and a new bar being added.
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“Pardon our mess while we are remodeling to serve you better,” is the message the 1905 Basin Park Hotel wants to tell the citizens and visitors of Eureka Springs during the next few weeks. A major renovation is now underway.

General manager Jack Moyer said he and hotel owner Elise Roenigk are excited about what’s happening at the hotel.

“Not only are we doing extensive renovation in 11 of our prime guest rooms,” Moyer said, “but we are also adding a nuance that guests and especially locals are going to fall in love with.”

That nuance is the transition of the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards into Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar. This new bar will be located in what is now the Ozark Room, next door to the Balcony Restaurant, and will include Oldhaussen pool tables, one 85-inch and two 65-inch television sets and living room-style seating in addition to the normal around-the-bar stools.

“One of our tenets in our hotel creed is ‘Protecting the irreplaceable,’ “ Moyer said, “and it is thanks to the wonderful support of our hotel guests and local patrons that allows us to reinvest in both of our properties making this principle a reality.”

The first phase of this renovation project for rooms and the bar is scheduled to be completed by mid-February. Moyer said the hotel and Balcony Restaurant will be open for business during construction.

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