Sleeping with the fishes in pet friendly Springfield MO

University Plaza Hotel is providing a new up-“scale” complimentary service. Guests can have a live goldfish in the room during their stay. Ask for Chip, Flipper, Sparkle or Blondie when you check in.

Chip, Flipper, Sparkle or Blondie the goldfish may be your pet during your stay at University Plaza. photo: John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

“Our complimentary goldfish service has proven to be extremely popular, especially for people missing their pets,” said Robert Henley, in a press release. “Guests comment that they find the goldfish calming, even entertaining,” Henley is general manager at the hotel.

Hotel staff will deliver the fish to the room, feed and care for it. All you have to do is enjoy the company.
The colorful and quiet goldfish guests can be your roommate, based on availability.

University Plaza Hotel changes – If it’s been a while since you stayed at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, you will notice even more changes.

Another pet related offering is the Pet Friendly Package, complete with pet treats and turn-down service for the pet’s bed, a welcome amenity for your pet and pet bowls placed in your room. Pet bed is available upon request. Note: there is a $25.00 daily pet fee.

New packages include Urban Escape, Fun Zone Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Movie.
 Check the website for details.

Other changes include: Sponsoring the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s (SRAC) Corporate Art Program to support the local arts community and displaying local art in the hotel’s atrium; participating in the city’s monthly First Friday art walk, and, offering happy hour live each Wednesday with drink and appetizer specials, live music and samples of local foods.

Details – University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 333 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO – 65806, Phone: (417) 864-7333, (417) 522-1116. The University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center is owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

Waterfall at front desk. Ask about Urban Escape, Fun Zone Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Movie when you make reservations. Photo: University Plaza Hotel

Catch a Cardinals game while staying at University Plaza Hotel. Hammons Field, is home of AA Springfield Cardinals Baseball. For individual game tickets, call (417) 863-0395. Check the schedule. Hammons Field is located in downtown Springfield at 955 East Trafficway, 1 block from University Plaza Hotel.

The Springfield Cardinals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are one of eight teams in the Texas League along with the Arkansas Travelers, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Tulsa Drillers, the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Midland RockHounds and the San Antonio Missions. They are owned and operated by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Visit Springfield or call the Convention &Visitors Bureau at 800‐678‐8767 to receive a free visitor guide, coupons and information packet.

Request a goldfish when you check in. Photo photo: John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts


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