(6/28/13) Want to buy a hotel?
The Ramada Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Eau Claire will be auctioned off at a sheriff's sale on Tuesday. The previous owner, S-B Hotel Management, owes more than one-point-six million dollars to its lender and Ramada Worldwide. A court-appointed operator is running the facility until it's sold. That operator is reportedly looking into re-launching the hotel under a new name, after Ramada said it no longer wanted the downtown Eau Claire site in its chain. S-B Hotel Management tried delaying the sheriff's sale, but a judge said the company would have to pay off its entire debt to avoid the auction.