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Expotel Hospitality Holiday Inn Gurnee Rises From the Ashes

Expotel Hospitality Services L.L.C., an innovative and well known hotel management company, suffered a blow when their ‘soon to open’ Holiday Inn Gurnee, Illinois caught fire on August 25.

PRLog - Sep. 1, 2011 - NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans, LA (September 1, 2011) – Expotel Hospitality Services L.L.C., an innovative and well known hotel management company, suffered a blow when their ‘soon to open’ Holiday Inn Gurnee, Illinois caught fire on August 25. The fire closed down six lanes of traffic and drivers were diverted to on and off ramps to Grand Avenue and the 94 Toll way. There were no injuries to any workers or pedestrians.
The Holiday Inn Gurnee, purchased by New Crown Holdings, LLC and managed by Expotel Hospitality, has been closed for renovation while a full scale multi million dollar renovation had been under way with a scheduled opening of December 2011.  Lost in the hotel’s fire were the hotels existing ballroom space, restaurant, lounge, and kitchen facility.
The Holiday Inn Gurnee will be one of the premiere full service facilities in the Gurnee market with 210 newly appointed guestrooms  and will feature a state of the art conference and banquet facility featuring over 10,000 square feet of space. The hotel is located 5 minutes from Six Flags Great America and directly across the famous Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall.
“Of course this is an unfortunate incident, yet no one was hurt thankfully. The good news is our opening delay will be minimal. Our target date will be April 1st, 2012 or sooner. We have made some adjustments for an even larger ballroom to better serve Lake County as well as more enhancements to our restaurant and lounge,” stated Jeff Iavarone, Vice President Marketing/ e-Commerce & Sales with Expotel Hospitality. “The community including the Lake County CVB has been extraordinarily supportive and our intent is to give Gurnee and the county the very best product for business and leisure travelers.”
The hotel is part of the Expotel Hospitality portfolio which compliments the broad appeal of Expotel’s diverse portfolio ranging from select feature to full service products. The range of brands extends from Hampton Inn’s to Embassy Suites, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Doubletree, Sheraton Four Points, Wyndham, Holiday Inns, Crowne Plaza, Best Western and independent boutiques. Expotel Hospitality has entered into the field of hotel management companies by marketing their ability to manage almost all types of hotel products across the spectrum of lodging products today. Expotel Hospitality Services is headquartered in New Orleans, LA, with Regional Offices in Phoenix, Denver and Tampa

Contact: Jeff Iavarone

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Source:Jeff Iavarone
Location:New Orleans - Louisiana - United States
Industry:Business, Tourism, Travel
Tags:illinois, Hotel, Travel, Business, lake county, gurnee, waukegan, hotelier, travel manager, airport, Gurnee Mills
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