Would-be trespassers or vandals are cautioned against entering the Majestic Hotel complex, removing anything from within its perimeter, or damaging the property in any way, city officials said today.
Following the Hot Springs Board of Directors’ formal acceptance last night of a counter offer from the current Majestic Hotel owner regarding the sale of the hotel complex to the city, phone calls have been received by several city departments from residents asking about either buying or taking items from the property. Trespassing has also recently taken place, along with windows being broken by rock throwers. Criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and commercial burglary are offenses that carry fines and/or jail time if convicted. In addition, the property is deemed extremely structurally unsafe and is the site of multiple hazardous materials.
The property is expected to be assumed by the city at closing in approximately 30 days. In the meantime, it is still owned by Garrison Hassenflu of Kansas City-based Park Residences Development LLC.