Business briefs: RE/MAX announces two hotel sales |

Business briefs: RE/MAX announces two hotel sales

— Steamboat Springs’ relatively new RE/MAX Partners Commercial Division last week announced the sale of two hotels, both closing earlier this summer.

The LaQuinta Inn, located at 3155 Ingles Lane, was sold by Lasco LLC to RM Hospitality LLC on June 17 for $3.25 million. The 13,664-square-foot hotel sits on 1.02 acres.

The Quality Inn, located at 1055 Walton Creek Road, was sold by Infinity Steamboat Hotel LLC to Steamboat Hospitality LLC for $4.9 million July 1. The 24,322-square-foot hotel sits on 2.44 acres. The hotel had recently undergone a $350,000 front desk and lobby renovation.

Both hotels were purchased by buyers from the Denver area, according to Brett Morganti, managing broker and director of RE/MAX Partners Commercial Division, which he founded in October 2015.

Morganti said interest for the La Quinta Inn came from New York, Montana, California, Texas and other areas.

Zirkel trading to close at end of summer

Steve and Denise Hitchcock have announced Zirkel Trading will close its doors at the end of the summer.

The exact closing date has not been determined and will depend on when the owners sell the inventory they have on hand. In any case, it will be before the expiration date of the lease, Sept. 30.

The business opened its doors in fall 2008, when Howelsen Place was completed.

Despite a challenging first couple of years during the recession, the Hitchcocks said the business grew into one of downtown’s favorite shopping stops, serving both full-and part-time locals, as well as visitors to the area.

“The adventure is coming to an end. It has been wonderful to meet and know so many of the people in our community,” Steve Hitchcock said in a news release. “If you have never worked in a main street business, you cannot imagine how much of the community you encounter and get to know in some small way during the course of business from year to year. We would like to thank each of our customers, and we want them to know that this aspect has really been the highlight of the experience for us.”

GO Alpine named Gold Medal winner

GO Alpine has received the 2015-2016 TRAX Insurance, Ltd. Gold Medal Winner award for achieving the highest overall risk control safety score in the group.

The award is given annually to the member of TRAX Insurance, Ltd. that demonstrates excellence and commitment to the prevention and control of workplace safety hazards and exposures.

To achieve the award, the members of this ground transportation-focused group must undergo an exhaustive risk management audit from independent safety professionals, as well as meet rigorous benchmarks in various statistical analysis.

GO Alpine won this award in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and it has scored in the top-10 safest companies every year since 2005.

Lodging company awarded new contracts

Resort Lodging Company, Steamboat’s newest lodging organization, was recently awarded the management contracts for The Lodge at Steamboat and the Ski Inn Condominiums.

The company took over operations for both properties, Aug. 1.

“While the Resort Lodging Company may be the newest management company in Steamboat Springs, we bring more than six decades of experience in local resort property management to the community,” Blair McNamara, president of Resort Lodging Company, said in a news release. “We’re excited to represent these two incredible properties and promise to deliver personal, dedicated attention to detail and a high level of guest and owner service.”

The Resort Lodging Company is a locally owned and operated, full-service hospitality company with a legacy in resort property management throughout Steamboat Springs.

Learn more about the new lodging organization at

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