The new Ramada Inn and Rivers Edge Convention Center takes the place of the former New World Inn, a landmark in Columbus, NE history. The owners wanted to completely renovate both the interior and exterior of the facility in a two phase project. The first phase included complete renovation of over 140 guest rooms. The second phase of the project included complete renovations of the all public areas, meeting rooms, convention center, restaurants and lobby areas. The exterior of the building was also completely re-done during phase two which added modern stone and eifs to the exterior.