The city of Columbus will soon have a new Holiday Inn hotel. The Republic reports Fishers-based Dora Hotel Co. plans to invest nearly $10 million to renovate and expand the existing Comfort Inn & Suites and rebrand it as the Holiday Inn Columbus.
The hotel is located across the street from the city’s former Holiday Inn location, which became the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in 2012 and is now vacant. That property has since been acquired by Columbus Regional Health and will be demolished and replaced with a new CRH facility.
The new hotel will feature 100 rooms, including 15 suites, a restaurant, bar, and more than 1,600 square feet of banquet space, according to the publication. Dora is partnering with InterContinential Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG) on the project.
Dora Hotel Co. President Tim Dora tells The Republic the new hotel will be viable for the next 40 to 50 years when complete. Among the amenities planned for the hotel are a first floor business center, complementary Wi-Fi and seating areas with charging stations.
The hotel is set to close to begin renovations on September 1. The Holiday Inn Columbus is scheduled to open in August 2018.
You can read more about the project and Holiday Inn’s history in Columbus in The Republic.