The Elliott Lodging Group of Springfield, MO has initiated renovations to the former Parkview Inn (formerly a Holiday Inn). The Lamplighter Inn and Suites will offer the largest hotel based convention facilities in the area with a theater-style room seating up to 600 people and 4200 square feet of meeting space. One hundred guest rooms will cater to the mid-market segment. Other changes on the exterior include a redesign of the approach and parking areas as well as landscaping enhancements; on the interior an upscale lounge/bar is planned and rooms will be upgraded. Target date for completion is summer 2008.