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Former Holidome and City Center facility should be fully renovated this summer
The former Holiday Inn Holidome will become a Quality Inn & Suites, according to the company that purchased the property last year.
Tracy Holdings, LLC, doing business as Great River Hospitality, has announced that it signed a franchise agreement with Choice Hotels, which has Quality Inn and Suites as part of its hospitality portfolio.
Tracy Holdings purchased the 145 room property from Abbott Development in late October when it had no franchise agreement and was called The City Center Hotel. It was originally built as a Holiday Inn in 1984 and owned and operated by the Albanese family out of Springfield, IL. Marine Bank, out of Springfield, took over the property and sold it to Abbott Development in 2008.
“The property has a lot of potential and is well built”, said Stan Seibert, General Manager of Tracy Holdings. “We shut down the property on November 15th and have been working hard to clean all areas, update equipment and systems and finish renovations on several rooms. We plan a soft opening with 60 newly renovated rooms in January. and will finish the rest of the rooms and start flying the Quality Inn & Suites flag by summer.
Quality Inn & Suites is a mid-market hotel chain that will feature family friendly rooms, extended stay suites and a designated floor for business travelers. The property will offer “Choice Privileges”; a free premire rewards program that can be redeemed for free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more. Property amenities will include a complimentarty hot breakfast bar, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, business center, meeting and banquet facilities and complimentary WiFi.
“It is an excellent location and we just need to finish the work that was stalled several years ago”, said Joe Tracy, Owner of Tracy Holdings. “It will take most of 2014 to finish all the rooms and the banquet space but I am excited about the plan”.