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NEWS: Holiday Inn Express and Suites to Host Ribbon Cutting

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (July 8, 2019) – Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotels opened for business in Columbia City and will host a ribbon cutting.

The highly-anticipated Columbia City location opened last month and is hosting a ribbon cutting on Monday, July 22, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m.

“We chose Columbia City because of the sense of community,” said Neev Patel, general manager of Holiday Inn Express. “The hospitality is unmatched. Columbia City was an easy choice.”

The Patel family has built and managed hotels in the area for more than 10 years including hotels in nearby Fort Wayne and Plymouth as well as Michigan.

“We welcome the Holiday Inn Express to our community,” said Ryan Daniel, Mayor of Columbia City.  “This is yet another example of how Columbia City is a great place to start and grow a business.”

Holiday Inn invested $4 million to build and equip the new hotel and created 13 full-time and 2 part-time jobs in Whitley County.

”Although we have several strong hospitality options in the community, we believe that many of our local businesses refer their overnight guests to out-of-town hotels. We think having another national hotel chain with a presence in Columbia City will encourage out of town guests to consider all of our local options to help us attract and retain more business from travelers,” said Jon Myers, President of the Whitley County EDC.

Join the celebration of Holiday Inn Express and Suites opening during the open house for refreshments and tours of their spacious and functional rooms, conference space, fitness center, and pool.


About the Holiday Inn Brand
With more than 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn® is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world and has helped millions of travelers discover the joy of travel since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand and its iconic green sign. At Holiday Inn hotels, guests can find amenities to help them work and play, including full-service restaurants where Kids Eat Free, meeting and business facilities, bright swimming pools and comfortable lounges all designed to help guests relax and refresh, making travel more enjoyable for all.

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

Media Contact:
Kennedy St. George (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506 kstgeorge@whitleyedc.com
Neev Patel (Holiday Inn Express and Suites) – holiday.columbiacity@gmail.com