Radisson Individuals Brings a Piece of History Back to Life with a Downtown Joplin, Missouri Signing
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.”