Like-new Holiday Inn Express has remote-worker day rates among amenities
With its completely remodeled guest bathrooms; thoroughly refreshed guestrooms, corridors, stairwells, lobby and meeting space; breakfast area redo; and round of new furniture and bedding and more, the Holiday Inn Express Georgetown looks and feels like a brand new hotel.
It even got a fresh coat of paint on its exterior to reflect the brand’s new color scheme of earthy browns with a warming color pop of orange, dramatic outside lighting and a recovered, resealed and restriped parking lot.
“If it seems like a lot . . . it is,” sums up General Manager Justin Melloan, who likes to tell everyone that “whatever a guest can see, it was redone.”
And redone really well. Outdated carpet and marble flooring have been replaced with clean tile. A new front desk and business center sprang up in the lobby. Meeting and event space, hard to come by in Georgetown, received new carpet and wall coverings, upgraded lighting, new banquet chairs and linenless tables. New easy-to-clean chairs, tables and breakfast bar now invite guests to relax over the hotel’s popular Express Start Breakfast that includes goodies from light continental to fill-your-plate full meals.
“We are very proud of our breakfast and feel the quality and freshness of the food is not matched in this area for a hotel breakfast buffet,” said Melloan.
The Holiday Inn Express Georgetown has another claim to fame as well: When the pandemic hit, it was the first hotel in Georgetown to offer day rates for people who needed a quiet place to get the job done due to the remote-work guidelines put in place.
“We are very excited to offer the day rates and have had positive feedback regarding them,” said Melloan. “We are looking for ways to continue to help the community and this is one way that was mutually beneficial for everyone.”
When people start traveling again, however, the hotel will be ready and waiting for them. Between the renovation and remodeling work and the amount of space found at this particular property compared to other Holiday Inn Express properties, Melloan expects guests to be very pleasantly surprised.
“I am all about housekeeping and keeping it clean. With so many mirrors and windows in the hotel, we’ve found that the best way to clean these is using a damp, crinkled up newspaper. It will not streak or leave any marks on the windows or mirrors, and is more useful than any cleaner we have tried.” Justin Melloan, Holiday Inn Express Georgetown