BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Boulders Inn & Suites Fort Madison is excited to announce it is now a member of the Cobblestone Hotels family. The addition of the successful and rapidly growing Boulders Inn & Suites company and its 15 properties (Atlantic, Boone, Clarinda, Clarion, Denison Majestic Hills, Denison Oakridge, Fort Madison, Holstein, Lake View, Manning, Milford/Okoboji, Monticello, Newton, Oelwein, Iowa and Maryville, MO) brings Cobblestone Hotels’ portfolio to more than 130 open locations in 27 states.
The Iowa based Boulders Inn & Suites business model was designed specifically for smaller communities like Fort Madison. Each property is co-owned by a local investor, or investors, to ensure Boulders hotels are firmly rooted in their communities. The company’s main management office and first hotel are located in Denison, Iowa. The Fort Madison property opened in September 2014. In July 2017, the hotel expanded to include an Event Center and an additional 38 rooms, more than doubling its size.
Brian Wogernese, president/CEO/founder of Cobblestone Hotels, LLC, said, “[We have] partnered with Boulders Inn & Suites to continue development in Iowa and Missouri, and look forward to them continuing to be a part of the strategic growth plan for both the Boulders Inn & Suites brand and the Cobblestone brand as a whole.”
“This will mean new marketing opportunities for us and additional amenities for our guests,” stated Kathy Fish, General Manager of the Fort Madison Boulders Inn & Suites.
“It seems like a logical partnership,” Fish said. “Cobblestone Hotels’ slogan is ‘Big City Quality, Small Town Value’ and they promise their guests ‘comfort and extraordinary customer service.’ That’s what we’re already about.”
In agreement, Wogernese, stated, “Partnering with the Boulders Inn & Suites group made perfect sense for us, and will strengthen our presence as a brand, not only in the Midwest, but the country as a whole.”
Cobblestone Hotels’ six brands now include Boulders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels, Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Cobblestone Inn & Suites, Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels, Key West Inns, Hotels, & Resorts, and Centerstone Inns, Hotels, & Plaza Hotels.