Aberdeen’s Ramkota Hotel buys Convention Center

From staff reports

Aberdeen’s Best Western Ramkota Hotel has purchased the attached Aberdeen Convention Center.

The city of Aberdeen sold its Convention Center to LaMont Cos. in 2014. Since then, LaMont and Regency Midwest Ventures, which owns the hotel, have worked on a buy-out plan.

Tom Biegler, CEO of Sioux Falls-based Regency Hotel Management, said the deal was finalized May 4.

In a statement, he and LaMont said “it was in everyone’s best interest for the Best Western Ramkota Hotel to have ownership of the attached Convention Center” and that all events booked would be honored and transitioned.

Regency Midwest Ventures has done business in Aberdeen for 40 years.

The company recently remodeled the Ramkota, giving it an entirely new look that includes different furniture, bedding, fixtures, artwork, wall color and appliances. Some guestrooms include two-tiered movable ergonomic chairs, one-armed chaise loungers with a slide-up laptop table, sofa sleepers and wet bars.

“We couldn’t be happier with the beautiful renovations,” Biegler said. “We’ve owned that hotel for so long that you sometimes forget how incredible the property can really be. I think most of our customers will agree we’ve moved that hotel into the 21st century and have a product as good or better than anything else in the market.”

Take a look at the transformation in these before-and-after shots.

Aberdeen’s Ramkota Hotel buys Convention Center

Aberdeen’s Best Western Ramkota Hotel has purchased the attached Aberdeen Convention Center.

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