Shawnee, OK is proud to be host to huge events, from musical acts to Western heritage and agricultural shows and even community festivals.
Monthly and annual events bring in a significant influx of visitors. Take for instance our largest event, the International Finals Youth Rodeo at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center. In addition to the nearly 1,000 competitors, the event brings their families, coaches, and supporters to town. While they’re here, they will give local businesses their patronage and stay in our hotels. In fact, many hotels reach their maximum occupancy during these events!
For many visitors, our hotels make the first and last impression on behalf of the community at large. So, it’s exciting to us when our hotels put in the work to remain state-of-the-art, undergoing repairs and renovations to continue offering the highest level of hospitality to our guests. Here’s some of the work our hotels have been doing in the last couple of years:
The Hampton Inn at 4851 N Kickapoo overlooks I-40, and its renovations as of April 2017 have allowed for guests to be at their most comfortable. At the Hampton, you can make yourself at home in one of the 63 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations are provided. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, breakfast buffet, business center, and a front desk safe deposit box.
The same goes for Quality Inn at 4900 N Harrison, whose renovations were completed in August 2017. Featuring spacious, clean and comfortable accommodations, Quality Inn has a business center for corporate travelers, and amenities including sparkling pool, free Wi-Fi access, free local calls, and of course a free breakfast.
Meanwhile, the Baymont by Wyndham’s recent renovations at 4981 N Harrison were recently completed, their grand re-opening having happened October 18th, 2018. The result of two years of renovations, the Motel 6 that used to stand there was completely gutted so that fixtures and amenities could be replaced with brand-new, state-of-the-art accommodations under a new brand. Visitors can expect free Wi-Fi, breakfast, outdoor pool, fitness center and a business center.
There have also been some very recent renovations to the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 4909 N Union Ave, so keep your eyes peeled the next time you stop by!
These changes are exciting for us, and it’s easier to recommend the hotels in town to our visitors than ever before. Want to browse all the hotels in Shawnee? You can check out the “Stay” section on our website, here.