The Broadway hotel set to open downtown on Wednesday

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:13 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Broadway is finishing preparations for its opening. It has 114 rooms, an in-house restaurant and two bars. The hotel opens Wednesday.

CORRECTIONS: The restaurant at The Broadway is Eleven Eleven and the rooftop bar is known as The Roof. The hotel has a fitness room but does not have a pool. The hotel has leased 140 spaces in the adjacent parking garage. An earlier version of the story misstated these facts.

COLUMBIA —  The Broadway, an eight-story hotel anchoring the eastern end of downtown Columbia, is scheduled to open Wednesday.

The hotel, a part of the DoubleTree line in the Hilton chain, has 114 rooms. Online reservations are being accepted for dates that begin Friday at rates from $159 to $258.

The hotel has a restaurant called Eleven Eleven*, one bar in the lobby and a bar on the roof, known as The Roof, with both indoor and outdoor seating. The Broadway also has a fitness room.*

Last week, the construction crew was cleaning up to make room for the housekeeping staff, which was organized to clean and arrange furniture.

“Everyone knows what needs to be done, and we’re working together to finish,” Director of Sales Natalie Imhoff said Friday. “We’re not a cookie cutter. We designed this to be a unique feature to Columbia.”

Developer Dave Parmley purchased the site of the old Regency hotel in November 2011, and demolished it in April 2012.

Initially, he expected The Broadway to be completed in September. Imhoff attributed the delay to “all the little things to make sure things are up to Hilton standards.”

In 2013, the project's estimated cost was about $20 million, but a tax-increment financing agreement with the city dropped the actual cost to about $17 million, according to previous Missourian reporting.

A six-story, 423-space garage was built adjacent to the hotel for both hotel guests and downtown workers. The Broadway has leased 140* of the spaces full-time.

Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.

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