Tourism Archive

Update: Arlington Hotel Sold to Little Rock Group for $5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 04:05 pm

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa on Monday announced that it has been acquired by Sky Capital Group LP of Little Rock.

Report: Arts Added $131.2M to NWA Economy in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 01:03 pm

A recent study by Americans for the Arts says northwest Arkansas' nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $131.2 million in economic activity in 2015.

Hot Springs Accentuates The Offbeat to Its Marketing Allure

by Kyle Massey 7/10/2017 12:00 am

So what does an inventive and industrious tourism marketer do when he already has many of the state's top attractions? In Hot Springs, one answer is coming up with weirder, stranger things.

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

by Jan Cottingham 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Welcome, and Stay Awhile (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A couple of recent stories in these pages bring home the lesson that a city can prosper by embracing and encouraging its transplants.

With Ducks In Row, Little Siberia Land Deal Closes

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

George Dunklin Jr., former chairman of Ducks Unlimited and owner of the Five Oaks Hunting Lodge, acquired the property earlier this year through Little Siberia LLC.

Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

News is bubbling up in Hot Springs, where Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are planning a boutique hotel in the Hale Bathhouse and the city is brainstorming on what to do with the site of the old Majestic Hotel.

Mayor Pat McCabe on Moving Hot Springs Full Steam Ahead

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Pat McCabe was appointed mayor by the Hot Springs Board of Directors in April after the resignation of Mayor Ruth Carney in March.

Hot Springs Film Festival Names Jennifer Gerber Interim Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2017 02:58 pm

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival on Wednesday named Jennifer Gerber interim executive director.

Arts Center of the Ozarks Names Kathleen Trotter Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2017 01:47 pm

The Arts Center of the Ozarks' board hires Kathleen Trotter as executive director.

UA-PTC Foundation Raises $2M For Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 02:26 pm

The UA-Pulaski Technical College Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million to furnish and equip its $30 million, 90,000-SF Center for Humanities and Arts that opened in January 2016.

Erica Loftis Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Erica Loftis has been hired as a private lending adviser at Regions Bank in Little Rock. Loftis was previously a treasury management sales officer at IberiaBank.

Using Miles: CJRW Touts Tourism Ally

by Kyle Massey 6/26/2017 12:00 am

What was born in Florida, speaks 12 languages and has traveled nearly 2 million miles on business? That would be Miles Partnership, the digital firm promoting Arkansas tourism as a subcontractor to CJRW.

Arts Organization Gets Land Near Marshals Museum Site in Fort Smith

by Sam Hoisington 6/22/2017 02:45 pm

The Community School of the Arts, a nonprofit arts education group in Fort Smith, announced Thursday that a tract of land had been donated to the organization.

Trump's Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

by Ed Kardas 6/20/2017 09:49 am

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas.

Apartments May Replace Plans for Aloft Hotel in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Chi Hotel Group LLC is looking at the possibility of up to 96 apartments in the Boyle Building at 500 Main St.

More Cold Brews Coming to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The craft beer scene in Hot Springs is growing red hot.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

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