Dawley Farms Opens First Hotel And Sees Strong Retail Interest

Dawley Farms Opens First Hotel And Sees Strong Retail Interest


Best Western brought one of its first Glo properties in the nation to Dawley Farms this summer and occupancy started taking off right away despite an industry-wide drop in travel.

“Immediately we began hearing how travelers wanted to stay at this hotel,” said Lloyd Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Raquel Blount, who handles leasing and land sales for the property.

“Travelers with family on the east side, visitors from nearby Minnesota and Iowa who wanted to visit a place that was more open, and sports-related travelers quickly started filling rooms. We’re very encouraged by the early performance of the hotel and excited to have that significant addition for the development.”

A new roundabout near the hotel opened recently providing greater traffic connectivity within the entire property, and Highline Place extends south to 26th Street, where the new Casey’s General Store opened.

“We’re seeing nice momentum on all sides of the Dawley development – from a daycare and fitness center on the south end to a Jersey Mike’s Subs, a nail salon and the newest building on the north end of the property,” Blount said.

“We also have several parcels of land under contract and expect more announcements for the east side before the end of the year. This property is definitely fulfilling the potential Lloyd Companies saw in it years ago.”

The Glo hotel was developed in partnership with the Dawley family and the development is managed and brokered by Lloyd.