Locally owned, Blue Mile Hospitality officially opened the new Holiday Inn Express Statesboro. The 91-room hotel is located on South Main Street in what will be the crossroads of the ambitious Creek on the Blue Mile and the Blue Mile project.
The hotel originally opened in 1998 as a Holiday Inn Express, then later converted into Baymont Inn & Suites. The owners acquired the hotel, closed it, and began construction over a year ago. Lavendar and Associates gutted the structure back to its original concrete and completely rebuilt the hotel in what would be a $5 million transformation. By renovating an existing hotel, it does not change the total number of rooms available, but brings incredible new life to the hotel in addition to being a huge leap forward for the Blue Mile project.
“Because we are within walking distance of Georgia Southern University’s campus and some of Statesboro’s best local restaurants and bars, we expect this hotel to be a top choice for both business and leisure travelers visiting Statesboro and the surrounding areas.”said Ted Hasbrouck, General Manager.
The Holiday Inn Express brand is the smart choice for travelers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go, while staying productive. The 2,600+ Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated, yet personal service travelers expect from the brand.
The Holiday Inn Express Statesboro hotel features the brand’s newest design solution which was created to meet the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest. The design features an appealing combination of fresh, energetic and engaging elements, creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Holiday Inn Express brand experience.
Features of the new design include:
- A front desk that lights up in the Holiday Inn Express’ brand colors
- Flexible seating in the Great Room, including community tables with built in wired and wireless charging stations where guest can collaborate with colleagues or relax with friends and family;
- Refreshingly streamlined guestrooms that provide comforts and features that allow guests to be productive during their stay and have a great night’s sleep. This includes a built-in niche which houses the under-counter refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and extra supplies in one central location that’s away from the guest bed to reduce noise and enhance quality of sleep, multiple points of power conveniently located throughout the room and functional storage allowing guests to live out of their suitcase or unpack into a variety of storage options.
- The complimentary Express Start® Breakfast offers a full range of breakfast items including a variety of healthy options, such as yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, breakfast cereals, oatmeal, fruit and a toppings bar for yogurt and cereal. Additionally, the Express Start® Breakfast offers pancakes from the brand’s one-touch pancake machine, a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, and warm gooey cinnamon rolls.
“We are very excited to offer One Bedroom Suites and King Executive rooms in addition to our standard Double Queen and Single King room types. Our One Bedroom Suites feature a separate living area and kitchenette with full size refrigerator and cabinets for storage, and our King Executive rooms offer 20% more space than our Standard King rooms”, said Hasbrouck. “Both room types have flexible seating and a work area, and are perfect for business travelers, families, or extended stays.”
Additional amenities at the Holiday Inn Express – Statesboro hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and 24-hour business center. In room features include microwave, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee makers, 50” HD T.V.’s with HBO and movie channels, and in-room safes. IHG® Connect, which provides a seamless high-speed Internet experience, is available for guests as well and is complimentary.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is the parent company of the Holiday Inn Express brand.
The hotel, located at 427 South Main St. is owned and managed by Blue Mile Hospitality LLC. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by visiting www.holidayinnexpress.com.
They are planing a grand opening for the community in April.