PITTSBURG — The hotel connected to the Kansas Crossing Casino, Hampton Inn & Suites, had a ribbon cutting and tour Wednesday.

The mayor of Pittsburg, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce members and other people from the community went on the tour of the hotel after the ribbon cutting.

The tour began in the elevators, which will only take people upstairs with a key card, Sales Manager Ginger Cawley said as the large group filed into the two elevators.
On the second floor, attendees learned about the interior design of the rooms and the special linens which Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburg General Manager Matt Neal called the “Hampton Sleep Experience” for its soft texture.

“They can get a good night’s sleep in a clean comfortable room and leave well fed the next morning,” he said.

The hotel has standard rooms, two bedroom suites and studio rooms.

“The rooms were designed specifically to cater to both families and the business traveler,” Neal said.

Neal said the hotel is pet-friendly on one certain floor, which means Fido can also come on the trip to the hotel, too.

The hotel also features a fitness center and an indoor pool.

“The indoor saltwater pool is eco-friendly,” Neal said.

The entire hotel is smoke-free, but smoking is still allowed in the casino, Neal said.

Neal said since the hotel’s opening it has been in the top 10 for its overall service.

“This speaks to the fact that great guest service is really what we hang our hat on in this hotel,” he said.

Neal said the hotel has special pricing for Pittsburg State University friends and family. He said when checking into the hotel if customers mention the Pitt State Scholarship Rate they can get 10 percent discount off their room and for each evening they stay $5 will go towards a scholarship at PSU.

“We want to give something back to schools,” Neal said. “We want to put money where our mouth is — give back to education and the local area.”

Cawley said they hope to raise enough money in scholarships for two students to have a full ride through school at PSU.

The visit ended in the breakfast nook and dining area where they catered free breakfast for everyone on the tour.

 — Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.