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Leisure Hotels & Resorts Rebrands the Former Resort & Yacht Club at Toad Cove
as ‘Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa & Yacht Club’, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

 Michael Capps Named General Manager

Lake Ozark, Mo (Jan 20, 2009) – Leisure Hotels & Resorts of Leawood, KS, appointed to manage the 116 all-suite Resort & Yacht Club at Toad Cove, has announced a new leadership and direction for the lakeside resort, along with a new name: Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa & Yacht Club.  Valley View Bank acquired the property’s assets at a foreclosure sale earlier this month.

According to Steve Olson, President and CEO of Leisure Hotels – a company with a long and successful history of stabilizing troubled assets and turning them around – visitors to Toad Cove and the new Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa & Yacht Club will experience dramatic changes designed to create a more casual and family-friendly experience.  The resort will still offer the same spectacular lakeside views, setting and renowned H.Toad’s entertainment complex with three levels of beachfront dining and live entertainment.

“Exciting plans are underway with a new general manager in place and brand new experience for visitors to Camden on the Lake,” said Olson.  “The resort will be the place for leisure travelers and a key destination for the local community to enjoy all the great things about the Ozarks -- with a family-friendly atmosphere, great casual dining and entertainment, myriad event space and boating opportunities, and good value for the money.”  

Since the late 1980’s, Leisure Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest hotel operators in the central U.S., has been a key resource for hotels and resorts in receivership and their management needs.  The company successfully manages independent hotels and resorts similar in character to Camden on the Lake including Chase on the Lake Resort & Spa in Walker, MN, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso, NM, and Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA.

New Management in Place
Camden on the Lake’s new management – under the direction of hotel industry veteran General Manager Michael Capps – will cater to guests, corporate and community needs with more than 10,000 square feet of flexible conference and event space, revamped restaurants, expanded services at the yacht club and marina, and new family-friendly accommodations.

“We are excited to invite guests and the community to sample this hometown treasure and enjoy life at the lake,” said Capps. “Our new marketing plan includes packages to entice any guest including boaters on the water, corporate groups, weddings and other events.” Capps has 30 years’ experience in leadership roles with such worldwide brands as Hilton International, Radisson and Intercontinental.

Transformations currently underway include:
  • Guest room renovations to accommodate more families and family-friendly activities with special dining menus, game room and water activities.
  • Additional meeting space with an emphasis on weddings, corporate and special events. 
  • The new Earl’s restaurant for casual dining and cocktails in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and H.Toad’s Bar & Grill for dining in a fun, friendly setting with specials for winter and a new gourmet spring menu on tap.
  • A yacht club and marina with covered boat slips and myriad services such as boat waxing and cleaning, pump-out services, and jet ski, pontoon boat and wave runner rentals.
  • A stronger presence on the Internet and social media with a new and expanded website featuring regular promotions and special rates
  • Good value for the money, both at the hotel and H.Toad’s entertainment complex.
Additional amenities include beautifully appointed guest suites, a fitness center and full-service Aveda® Spa, open air pool area with swim up bar, two Jacuzzis®, outdoor waterfall, fire pit and open air sand volleyball court.

Camden on the Lake Resort, Spa & Yacht Club is located in central Missouri on the seven-mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks at 2359 Bittersweet Road in Lake Ozark.  For reservations, visit or call 888-365-5620 toll-free.  To plan a meeting, wedding or other event, or for information about purchasing boat slips at the Yacht Club, contact Michael Capps at 888-363-5620 or, or Lagina Fitzpatrick, Director of Sales, at 888-363-5620 or

About Leisure Hotels 
Leisure Group of Companies, ranked number 63 in the 2009 Top Third-Party Management Companies by Hotel & Motel Management Magazine, operates 20 hotels in 9 states. The company has a 27-year track record of managing and brokering distressed hotels, resorts and condos, and operating them in a smooth and cost-effective manner, especially during the critical receivership/transition phase.  Leisure also manages branded hotels of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hilton, Hyatt and Choice Hotels.  For information, visit or contact 913-905-1450.


Steve Olson
President and CEO
Leisure Group of Companies
913-905-1460, x107

Leisure Group of Companies
4501 College Blvd Suite 275
Leawood, Kansas 66211



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