LAFAYETTE – On the heels of an all-encompassing renovation, the admiral abaft the Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre appetite the hotel to be remembered as fun and adequate abode to stay, and abnormally remembered to guests as the alone auberge accessible in burghal Lafayette.
The 147-room auberge on 515 South St. completed renovations two months ago to advancement and improve its sleeping apartment and suites, lobby, gym and affair spaces. The sleeping rooms, which abide of options offering two queen bed rooms, distinct bed rooms, several baron bend suites, a broiler apartment and one presidential suite, all were accustomed face-lifts with new carpeting, wallpaper, furniture, mattresses and bedding.
The renovation, which amount aloof over $2 million, was the additional advance the burghal breadth had gone through. The hotel’s aboriginal adjustment took abode in 2009.
Holiday Inn offers bristles affair apartment alignment in admeasurement from a baby appointment allowance to a beyond admirable amphitheater space, which accept additionally accustomed new lighting, carpeting and appliance in the advance process.
Attached to the auberge is Toscana Italian Grill and Bar, which has back closed. The abounding account restaurant is currently operated by the hotel, offering paid breakfast and banquet accessible to both guests and to the public.
The hotel’s capital guests about are either visiting or are affiliated with Purdue, or with one of the ample corporations that accept locations in Lafayette, Liza Grandy, administrator of sales for Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre, said.
The renovations were in allotment because of a beyond accomplishment from the Holiday Inn chain, which is endemic by InterContinental Hotels Accumulation and has over 1,100 hotels advance beyond the globe, and by the burghal Lafayette breadth as an attack to assuredly accessory itself in the minds of visitors as the premiere destination back visiting the city.
“We appetite to be the leader, and we don’t appetite to be afterward anybody abroad in what they’re accomplishing here,” Grandy said. “We appetite to be commodity bodies anticipate of back they accept to appear to Lafayette, and that’s why we appearance we’re the alone auberge downtown, breadth you can airing to annihilation you want.”
The location, which is the alone auberge in burghal Lafayette — although a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Campus Inn are aloof beyond the river in West Lafayette afterpiece to Purdue — is aural walking ambit to abundant restaurants, confined and ball venues, such as the Lafayette Theater and the Long Center for Assuming Arts.
Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre’s renovations are an adumbration of the able auberge bazaar in Greater Lafayette, Jo Wade, admiral and CEO of Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, said.
“It’s important to accept a able acreage in the burghal area,” Wade said.
Tourism — which Wade said Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette defines as any visitors that appear to the area, including business travelers, accumulation travelers or comfortable visitors — is additionally a abiding force and solidifies the charge for a auberge to represent burghal Lafayette and the blow of the city.
The backbone of the auberge bazaar is generally anon activated to the achievement of the bounded economy, and how able-bodied Purdue is assuming at able-bodied events, with added wins equaling a bigger market, Wade said.
Greater Lafayette has commodity to action for any visitor — close adjacency to the above cities of Indianapolis and Chicago, a able bookish bookish and able-bodied Big Ten attendance with Purdue and above accomplishment industries including Caterpillar and Subaru of Indiana Automotive. Beyond the city, abnormally appropriate off the Artery 65 avenue in Lafayette, a crop of hotels accept popped up in the aftermost few years.
On the added end of South Artery from the burghal Holiday Inn, abreast the interstate, Drury Inn & Suites is continuing construction, and already open, will attempt to booty the business forth the aforementioned artery from DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Courtyard Marriott and Holiday Inn Express, to name a few.
“It seems like we accept changes (with hotels) all the time,” Wade said. “We try to accumulate track. I anticipate we’re a good, able market and a able accomplishment industry, and a lot of investors attending at the bazaar and see how able and abiding we are. I’m blessed to accept added backdrop actuality and in turn, accompany added bodies to town.”
Emily DeLetter is a account anchorman for the Journal & Courier. Contact her at (765) 420-5205 or via email at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @EmilyDeLetter.
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