SAINT LOUIS, MO, December 29, 2015 – Opening in 2005, the Holiday Inn Express is located at 1003 Killarney St, Urban, IL, at exit 183 on I-74, just 2-miles north of the University of Illinois. Midas also operates the Candlewood Suites – Champaign-Urbana, just one exit west on I-74. The asset boast 74 guest rooms and suites, fitness center, free breakfast and a heated indoor swimming pool.
The Holiday Inn Express – Urbana-Champaign acquisition comes just two weeks after the acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express – Sikeston, MO. Robert Willard, President & Principal, Midas Hospitality, LLC states, “We are excited about our continued growth of Midas Hospitality, especially within a market where we own and operate another hotel asset, our Candlewood Suites – Champaign-Urbana. Willard adds, “The addition of the Holiday Inn Express – Urbana-Champaign, IL will give us synergies between the properties in sales, revenue management and operations disciplines. The hotel will be completing a PIP over the next 12 –months to incorporate the IHG formula blue scheme.”
The Holiday Inn Express – Urbana-Champaign, IL will make the ninth IHG asset within the 22-hotel Midas portfolio. Adding to the portfolio, Midas Hospitality, LLC recently opened the Hampton Inn – Poplar Bluff, MO and is developing a Hampton Inn – Wentzville, MO, a Courtyard by Marriott – St. Louis / St. Peters, MO, a SpringHill Suites – Lenexa, KS, a dual brand Residence Inn / Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Charlotte Airport, NC and a Staybridge Suites – St. Louis / Westport Plaza, all to open in the next 12-months.
Kurt Furlong, EVP & Principal – Sales & Marketing, states, “The Holiday Inn Express – Urbana-Champaign, IL is a terrific asset, in a great location, backed by one of the best brands, proximate to I-74 and the University of Illinois” Furlong added “We look forward to leveraging our dual sales effort.”
About Midas Hospitality, LLC
Midas Hospitality, was established in 2006 and quickly became one of the premier hotel management groups in the Midwest. Midas Hospitality, LLC has developed, opened and managed numerous properties, including Residence Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Aloft by Starwood, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites among others.
Midas Hospitality, LLC is an owner, operator, and developer of hotels with a growing portfolio consisting of 22 hotels, in 11 states serving 6 different global brands. For more information on Midas Hospitality locations and services, please visit www.midashospitality.com and www.facebook.com/MidasHospitality
About the Holiday Inn Express® brand
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently nearly 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress . Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.