The revival of Coy’s Steakhouse at the Hotel Hot Springs has received the lion’s share of the attention, but hotel owner Keith Holland is also excited about his plans to reopen Satellite Cafe in the far end of the hotel’s lobby.
Holland was the owner of the popular coffeehouse and restaurant, located on the corner of Kavanaugh Boulevard and University Avenue in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood and ran it himself for three years, closing it in 2010.
The new Satellite Cafe will occupy 1,200 SF, space once occupied by a hotel spa, and seat about 65 diners. Holland is buying land adjacent to the hotel at 305 Malvern Ave. in downtown Hot Springs and will build a new spa, a pool and a fitness center on the site.
The revived Satellite will feature some of the old restaurant’s menu items, but just as with Coy’s, Holland will be paring down that menu as well.
“Of course, you get a lot of people that miss it,” he said. “Not as many as Coy’s obviously.”
Holland’s business partner Bob Bomar pushed for bringing back Satellite. “I said sure,” Holland said. “I’ve got all the menus. I’ve got the recipes. I have everything. That was easy.”