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New Glo hotel coming to Dawley Farms

Sioux Falls will be one of the first cities in the country to open a Glo hotel, which will start construction soon at Dawley Farm Village.

Glo is the newest addition to Best Western Hotels & Resorts. It markets itself as an “energetic concept (that) breaks the cookie-cutter hotel mold” with sleek, modern finishes accented with bold pops of color.
The Dawley Farms property will be a four-story, 79-room hotel. It’s being developed by Makenda, LLC, which is based in Madison, S.D., and managed by Birch Lake Hospitality.

“The Glo is Best Western’s entry into the hotel industry’s new generation of contemporary, tech-savvy hotels,” Makenda vice president Rod Lindquist said.
The lobby of Glo hotels provides space to mingle, have breakfast or unwind. Additional amenities and features available at most Glo hotels include:
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • In-room work desk with signature Herman Miller desk chair
  • In-room coffee and tea maker
  • Gel-topped signature mattress
  • Stylish bath amenities
  • Complimentary high-speed internet
  • Fitness center
  • Business area
  • Wireless, secured printing in the public area
  • On-site guest laundry and/or same-day dry cleaning services 

The Sioux Falls location will include an indoor pool with large, full view operable glass doors, allowing for outside use in the late spring through early fall.

“Sioux Falls is not only a good fit for the design and market it will attract, but the southeastern area of Sioux Falls is underserved,” Lindquist said. “With the new interchange at I-90 and Veteran’s Parkway being finished next year, the timing is perfect for the development.”
A groundbreaking is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. The hotel is expected to open next summer.
Glo will be situated off 18th Street to the west of Sherwin Williams.

“We think it’s going to provide a really nice addition to Dawley, and the modern look and feel is really cool,” said commercial broker Scott Blount of Lloyd Companies, who represented the hotel.
“They have a great vision knowing Highway 100 is going to connect with I-90 and this hotel is positioned not far from the Harmodon ballfields. We think this is going to be a really nice property. We’re excited to have it at Dawley.”
Glo builds on the momentum the Dawley office and retail area is experiencing, said Raquel Blount, who represents the property.
“We are seeing significant increases in interest from a variety of businesses in locating in the Dawley development,” she said. “The opening this year of Buffalo Wild Wings is drawing large numbers of new and repeat visitors, and we expect more announcements to come.”
A hotel is a significant addition, she added.
“This is a milestone for Dawley and the entire east side,” Blount said. “It’s the first new hotel built in the area in years, and it’s a clear sign of what’s to come once the new interchange opens. We’re excited to see the ripple effect that travelers will have throughout the Dawley property.”
Other Glo hotels have opened in the Dallas and Nashville areas as well as Asheville, N.C., and there’s one under construction in St. Peter, Minn.