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A historic marker at the site of the Majestic Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 2014.
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Majesty Awaits: Search for Successor to Majestic Hotel Wears On

HOT SPRINGS — February 2024 will mark the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel, a landmark property that helped define the historic downtown of Hot […] read more >
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Majesty Awaits: Search for Successor to Majestic Hotel Wears OnLock Icon

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic fire that destroyed the landmark Majestic Hotel, Hot Springs city officials are under pressure to find someone to build something on the now-vacant 5-acre property. read more >

FiberPro Plans $3M Expansion, 69 New Jobs in Hot Springs

FiberPro LLC of Hot Springs announces plans to expand its manufacturing facility there, investing more than $3.1 million and creating 69 jobs over three years. read more >
Oaklawn in Hot Springs expected a crowd of 40,000 for the Rebel Stakes weekend of March 14, but the pandemic left the stands empty.
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Arkansas Cities Say Pandemic Losses of Revenue May Be OverstatedLock Icon

City leaders around Arkansas are holding their breath as business and social activities gradually restart after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison
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EAS-y Does It (Editorial)

Is air service essential enough that taxpayers should subsidize private companies because there isn’t enough consumer demand? The cities and airports served by EAS, in Arkansas and elsewhere, don’t struggle to answer that question at all. And Congress is on their side. read more >
Airport Director Glen Barentine, left, with Southern Airways Express pilots Terry Thomason and Faafouina Faaiu in front of their Cessna 208B, which they use to fly up to nine passengers per trip between Hot Springs and Dallas.
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At HOT, High Fliers Meet High RollersLock Icon

The airport code is HOT, and these days it’s both an identifier and a description: Traffic, revenue and optimism are climbing at Hot Springs Memorial Field. read more >
The McCabes in the area that used to house the baths. The space, illuminated by a large skylight, will feature a restaurant that will be open on weekend nights and Sundays.
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Hotel Hale Hiring; Distilleries Delayed in Spa CityLock Icon

It’s almost spring, a good time for day trips and an update on hospitality doings in the Spa City. read more >
The historic Arlington Hotel in downtown Hot Springs announced a $50 million renovation plan last year, before Arkansas voters approved casino gambling, which is coming to Hot Springs’ Oaklawn Racing & Gaming.
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As Casinos Come to Arkansas, All Ships Look for LiftLock Icon

Jim Shamburger owns the Best Western Winner Circle Inn just across the street from Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs. When Oaklawn announced in mid-November its plans for a $100 million expansion on site to include a 200-room hotel, an 28,000-SF casino and a 14,000-SF events center, Shamburger couldn’t have been happier. read more >
Left: Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are converting the historic Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel.
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Hotel Hale Making Headway; Hot Springs Gaining Another DistilleryLock Icon

Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe says his work on the transformation of the old Hale Bathhouse into the Hotel Hale is “progressing nicely” and he and his wife, Ellen, hope to have it open by the end of the year. read more >
Clockwise from left: The Waters, Dame Fortune's Cottage Court, and the Hale Bathhouse.
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Hotels Proliferate in Hot SpringsLock Icon

The Hot Springs hotel market has been steaming along for the last few years, and the city’s convention and visitors bureau, Visit Hot Springs, expects that to continue as newcomers are drawn in by a revitalized downtown and thriving tourist attractions. read more >
Hot Springs boosters hope a change of ownership will finally bring home a much-needed renovation for the Arlington Hotel.
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New Arlington Hotel Ownership Arrives in Hot Springs with New ControversyLock Icon

Aesthetic concerns at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa have escalated into public safety concerns and put its developer Al Rajabi on the clock. read more >
Left: Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe and his wife, Ellen, are converting the historic Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel.
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From Bathhouse to Hotel, Hot Springs’ Hale to Be Reborn

In the 32 years since they moved to Hot Springs, Pat and Ellen McCabe have seen the transformation of downtown Hot Springs. Now, with the couple’s repurposing of the Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel, they’ll be directly participating in that transformation. read more >
Patrick G. McCabe Jr., Hot Springs mayor and CEO of Levi Hospital
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Mayor Pat McCabe on Moving Hot Springs Full Steam Ahead

Pat McCabe was appointed mayor by the Hot Springs Board of Directors in April after the resignation of Mayor Ruth Carney in March. read more >
The Hale Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park.
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Plans for Bathhouse Hotel, Outdoor Spas, Bike Trails Percolate in Hot SpringsLock Icon

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. read more >
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Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

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. read more >
Michael Pakko
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Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years. read more >