BURLEY – An 84-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites near Interstate 84, exit 208, opened on Wednesday.
Company representatives, Mini-Cassia business leaders and the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce gathered to welcome the hotel to the community.
“We delayed the building a bit due to some plan changes,” said Wendy Drury, COO of InnTrusted, the Idaho Falls-based hotel management company for the hotel.
InnTrusted CEO Rusty Landon said it was the company’s 18th hotel, which includes several hotels in Idaho and Montana. The company has 550 employees.
Landon said Mini-Cassia businessmen Matt Cook and Matt Darrington have partnered with the company for the hotel.
“It was a big project here at Burley,” he said.
Darrington and Cook are both part of a Mini-Cassia investor group that bought the nearby closed mall, turned it into place, and renamed it Rivergate Crossing.
Due to the local labor shortage, hotel staff brought “their blood, sweat and tears” to help move beds and furniture around the hotel, he said. declared.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites sales manager Bryson Pola said the hotel offers a free continental breakfast and is nestled against the Ponderosa Golf Course.