Square Feet: 53,000
Architect: Lightowler Johnson Associates
Description: 92-unit Holiday Inn Express
To provide design and construction management analysis of the property improvement plans (PIP) for the existing 183 room, full service Holiday Inn hotel required to obtain full re-licensing from Intercontinental Hotels Group (IGH).
The Solution Peak developed involved an overall analysis of the entire property and the determination that site plan optimization could result in the addition of a new free standing 92-unit limited service Holiday Inn Express by reducing the existing facility to 112 rooms and permit the property to operate and serve guests during the entire process. By increasing the number of overall rooms and permitting the existing hotel to continue to generate revenue during the entire new construction and existing hotel renovation process, Peak provided a solution that provided a great deal of value. It was Peak’s initial unique solution and the flawless execution of the plan through a team approach coupled with cohesive planning, execution, product prototype aptitude, and logistic considerations that delivered our client a facility of significant value and cost savings. Peak evaluated multiple hotel prototype options in concert with existing property subdivision to end up with a subdivided property with two fully functioning limited service hotels where one previously operated.
The new Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites is located at 200 Gore Road, Morris, Illinois, immediately south of the existing Holiday Inn Hotel and Banquet facility. This location offers guests easy access to expressways while providing the peace of mind and high quality amenities one would expect from a premiere hotel. The 3-story structure consists of 53,000 square feet and 92-units, with masonry and decorative exterior plaster nestled within an attractive L-shaped design and indoor pool.