The exterior of Olympia
Resort in Oconomowoc, 1350 Royale Mile Road,
which is set to close at the end of the month.
OCONOMOWOC — Olympia Resort: Hotel, Spa & Conference
Center in Oconomowoc is closing Jan. 31, management told
the Oconomowoc Rotary Club Monday night, said Rotary
Club Director John Scambler.
Rotary Club’s Oconomowoc Brewfest was scheduled for
March 3 at Olympia but after hearing from Olympia that
the venue would not be available, the club has since
moved the event to the La Belle Golf Club, said Scambler.
Rumors circulated Wednesday that the resort was closing
and several events were canceled. When a Freeman
reporter reached out to Olympia’s owner Rick Eckert for
comment, he responded, “Yeah, I don’t have anything to
Oconomowoc Mayor Dave Nold said he also heard talk of
the resort closing at the end of January.
“From my understanding, it sounds like they’re going to
close but I don’t have anything specific,” said Nold.
more than 135,000-square-foot property at 1350 Royale
Mile Road was listed for sale in August 2017 at a price of
Nold said the city has been trying to schedule a meeting
with Rick Eckert, Eckert’s son and Olympia’s general
manager Rudy Eckert and the property broker for quite
some time; however, they have been unsuccessful.
“We’re trying to contact management to verify,” said
City Administrator Sarah Kitsembel said she’s also heard
that the resort will be closing but has not been given
an official word. She said she’s reached out to
management, but they have not been able to connect.
“Different events are getting contacted, and that’s what
we’re hearing,” said Kitsembel. “That’s what prompted us
to give them a call.”
Kitsembel said the resort has done a lot of good for the
community in Oconomowoc.
“They’ve really helped us showcase our community to
different businesses and visitors that they’re bringing
in,” she said. “So we’re really saddened to hear they
may be closing.”
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