In preparation for another Holiday Inn opening just a few miles away in Hopkinsville, the Holiday Inn at 2910 Fort Campbell Blvd. will transition to the Wyndham brand next month.
Director of Sales Nicole Whitt made the announcement Thursday during the Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage HYPESgiving dinner at the Holiday Inn.
"I know a lot of you have been asking what would happen to this hotel once the new Holiday Inn opens, but we will be transitioning to the Wyndham brand at the end of December," Whitt said, noting that the owners believe that will be the best option.
A new Holiday Inn has been under construction since early 2018 in conjunction with the James E. Bruce Convention Center and the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Sportsplex. An opening date for that one has not been announced.
According to New Era archives, the city's longtime Holiday Inn first opened in December 1960 next door to its current location and was moved to the corner lot in 1987.
In 2016, the local Holiday Inn was purchased by Samrat Holdings LLC out of Los Angeles, archives state. It sold for $5.45 million.
Whitt said Wyndham will be updating the event room on the first level of the hotel among other improvements.
She also noted that the brand is military friendly.
"They do a lot to support the military," she said. "Some hotels say that, but Wyndham really means it."
Whitt said she is looking forward to the transition and hopes the hotel will hopefully be able to do more local events under the new brand name.
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