Osage Beach, Mo. — SkyView Partners and Tegethoff Development, along with Fred Ross, owner of Big Thunder Marine, are set to begin construction this summer on Oasis at Lakeport in Osage Beach within Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The $350 million family resort and entertainment district will span 25 acres.
The development team most recently announced an agreement with Marriott International for the construction of a 400-room, full-service Marriott Hotels property as part of the project. The hotel, to be managed by Texas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, will feature a 26,000-square-foot conference center, full-service spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, pickleball courts and restaurants.
The hotel will be located adjacent to a 50,000-square-foot, fully enclosed waterpark to be constructed by OpenAire. American Resort Management will operate the waterpark. Construction of both the hotel and waterpark is slated for completion in 2026.
An amusement park and 1,000-space parking garage are scheduled to open in summer 2024. Amusement offerings will include roller coasters, thrill rides and family rides, as well as a 200-foot-tall observation wheel.
Oasis at Lakeport is being developed along the Lakeport property acquired by Big Thunder Marine in 2021. Big Thunder Marine is a boat dealer in Lake of the Ozarks. The project will also include 200 public boat slips.
St. Louis-based SkyView Partners pursues amusement-oriented development opportunities throughout the U.S. Current attractions operating under the SkyView Partners umbrella of companies include the SkyView Atlanta Observation Wheel; the San Francisco Carousel and Bay Plunge Tower; and the SkyStar Observation Wheel in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Tegethoff Development, which maintains offices in St. Louis and Indianapolis, is a developer specializing in suburban mixed-use projects, historic renovations and boutique urban apartments.
— Kristin Harlow