Cobblestone begins construction on fifth Kansas hotel

Cobblestone Hotels began construction on the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Lakin, Kansas, its fifth in the state.

“The community of Lakin has welcomed us with open arms,” said Brian Wogernese, president and CEO of Cobblestone Hotels. “When community members approached us they wanted a upper mid-scale, high quality, hotel brand that would fit in with their community. We are proud that they found that in us.”

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Cobblestone Hotels currently has 10 hotels under construction across the United States and plans to break ground on at least two more by the end of 2015. The brand's goal is to reach 100 hotels open or under construction by the end of 2016.

The Cobblestone Inn and Suites is located at 222 North Main Street in Lakin, Kansas and has high quality guestrooms, whirlpool suites, with amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators, Wolf Gang Puck coffee service, free high speed internet and 42-inch flat panel televisions in each room. The Cobblestone Inn and Suites will also have an on-site beer and wine bar, meeting room, exercise equipment, guest laundry facility and convenience store

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