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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

January 25, 2016

TripAdvisor ranks The Keeter Center No. 1 Top 25 Small Hotel in the U.S., No. 10 in Top 25 Hotels for Service in the U.S.

2016 Travelers' Choice Award

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The Keeter Center, located on the campus of College of the Ozarks, has received two prestigious awards by the online travelers site, TripAdvisor — No. 1 in Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S. and No. 10 in Top 25 Hotels for Service in the U.S.

The Keeter Center is the College’s four-star lodge, restaurant, and conference facility.

“Being recognized nationally by receiving awards from TripAdvisor is a nice commendation for our dedicated staff and students,” said Tom Healey, general manager for The Keeter Center. “These awards serve as a great testament to what guests can expect when they experience College of the Ozarks, where students work for their education and graduate debt free. Uniquely, our students have a vested interest in ensuring that the genuine care and comfort of our guests is their highest priority while working to develop valuable career-building skills.”

TripAdvisor recognizes the world’s best hotels with the 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards.

“We congratulate the properties around the world that have won Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers considering their next trip can book confidently, selecting from these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”

To read the full list: Top 25 Small Hotels in the U.S.

To read the full list: Top 25 Hotels for Service in the U.S.

For more information, contact Valorie Coleman, public relations director, at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Mo. Christian values, hard work and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The college earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.” To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.



01.25.16 – Michael Galioto


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