Minneapolis, MN (July 26, 2011)– AmericInn®, one of the nation's leading midscale hotel companies, today announced that construction has begun on a new brand prototype featuring a contemporary new design that represents the future hospitality concept for this expanding national brand.
The new prototype (see photo images: AmericInn Fairfield) is located in Fairfield, IA. and is being developed by long-term AmericInn franchisee Apollo Development, LLC of Minnetonka, MN. The hotel is expected to open in March 2012 and will be managed by Three Rivers Hospitality, the hotel property management arm of AmericInn, headquartered in Chanhassen, MN.
"We are very pleased to introduce this exciting new concept for AmericInn which is designed to serve the needs and expectations of today's sophisticated travelers and also positions us for accelerated growth nationwide," said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. "It is particularly fitting that this prototype is being developed by Apollo which has been a respected and valued partner in our past growth and success," he added. Apollo has previously developed five AmericInn properties located in Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa.
The contemporary, three-story hotel will feature a new open lobby concept that encompasses an attractive beverage bar and breakfast dining area that is designed to foster social interaction throughout the day. Other amenities include an indoor pool, business center and meeting room plus 64 guest rooms and suites offering refreshing, contemporary furnishings.
"The AmericInn Fairfield will feature the latest design trends to serve today's socially interactive travelers," said Nasir Raja, senior vice president of operations. "For example, the lobby provides an open and comfortable multi- functional environment with wide-screen televisions and complimentary wireless internet connectivity," he added.
Dave Harchanko, general partner of Apollo, said the AmericInn Fairfield is also being constructed with special energy conservation features. "This includes motion-monitoring energy management systems in all guestrooms, high efficiency windows, energy efficient construction and interior placement of the swimming pool to retain heat," he said.
Ron Burgett, executive vice president of development for AmericInn, noted that the AmericInn Fairfield is new construction, a welcome change in the trend of the past couple of years caused by the economic slowdown. "We are hopeful that the construction of this new prototype signals that we are on our way back to building hotels again," he said. Burgett said that additional AmericInn properties are under development nationwide including another new construction by Apollo that is expected to break ground later this year.
AmericInn® is a leading mid-scale lodging chain with over 260 locations currently open or under development in 27 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering great rates and amenities such as free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast, free hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet, inviting swimming pools and Easy Rewards. AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information on AmericInn development opportunities visit www.AmericInnDream.com or call 1-866-220-7140. For AmericInn reservations visit www.AmericInn.com