Hermiston Holiday Inn Owner Expects Great Success

Strong gains in the hospitality and leisure industries helped lower Oregon's jobless rate in December to a record 3.7 percent.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports that the Springfield-based owner of Hermiston’s new Holiday Inn Express is expecting it to be a great success.

Richard Boyles’ InnSight Hotel Management Group operates the hotel, which was developed by another Boyles’ firm, Sycan B Corp. The Hermiston hotel has all of the latest design elements for a Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, he said, including a large, open lobby and a small store with beer, wine, snacks and convenience items.

The hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Oregon to feature all the latest design elements for the hotel chain, a franchise of Atlanta-based Intercontinental Hotels GroupNew, larger lobbies in the hotel chain are in response to changing preferences, Boyles said. Travelers now like to spend time in lobbies relaxing, watching TV, using the Internet, or visiting with other hotel guests and staff, Boyles said.

It employs about 26 full- and part-time employees, Boyles said.

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On its website, the company said the 93-room, four story hotel features 18 suites, an indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary breakfast service, a meeting room, business center, and guest laundry facilities. The hotel includes all elements of Holiday Inn Express’ newest design prototype, Formula Blue, including a large, open lobby with a lobby marketplace. The property is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the state of Oregon to incorporate all elements of Formula Blue.