Clock Tower Resort sold at auction
By Jim Hagerty
The auction of Rockford’s Clock Tower Resort is over and the facility has been sold, officials at Auction.com said Saturday, Feb. 26.
One of the most visible hotels and convention centers in the city, the Best Western hotel had a starting bid of $2.9 million.
The auction began Feb. 17.
While the final price and buyer have not been announced, the sale is expected to close within the next 30 days. As for the operation of the resort, few changes are expected.
Marketing Manager Matt Mohr said ownership has changed hands more than once in the Clock Tower’s 45-year history.
“It’s business as usual here,” Mohr said when the auction was announced. “We have events planned into March and the rest of the year. We’ve had other owners before.”
The Clock Tower Resort was built in 1966. It offers more than 250 guest rooms and 30,000 square-feet of convention space.
The Clock Tower also houses CoCo Key indoor water park, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Sun Dial Restaurant & Lounge, fitness center, tennis facility and other businesses.
More information about the Clock Tower can be found on its website.
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