Operations in full swing at Iowa-based companies first hotel in Kansas

Ottawa, KS –

. This is the first InterContinental Hotels Group property in Ottawa situated right off I-35, less than an hour away from Kansas City.

“At Hawkeye Hotels, we love investing in communities where there haven’t been a fresh new product in years to help spur local economic development," said Om Patel, Director of Development for Hawkeye Hotels. "Our new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Ottawa is an example of this. We’re extremely excited to be a part of this community". The hotel is expected to generate a 20-year economic impact of over

$150 million through consumer spending, taxes, and job creation.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites will offer amenities that cater to corporate and leisure guests with 81 guest rooms. Some of the amenities include a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, free high-speed wireless internet and an outdoor patio. The hotel's aesthetic is rooted in the Formula Blue Concept, the IHG design prototype that prioritizes sleep quality, simplicity, and ease of maintenance. With over 1000 sqft of meeting space, this hotel will be a great place for small gatherings and corporate meetings.

The hotel has started building relationships with local employers including; Wal-Mart Distribution Center, American Eagle Outfitters Distribution Center, AdventHealth, Ottawa University, among many others.

Attractions and landmarks in close proximity include: the Old Depot Museum, Forest Park, Kanza Park, Carnegie Cultural Center, Prairie Spirit Trail, and Ottawa University.

Founded in 1982 with one roadside hotel in Mena, Arkansas, Hawkeye Hotels has become one of the fastest-growing family-owned hospitality companies in the United States. Today, the firm owns and operates over 50 hotels across the country. Hawkeye Hotels employs over 1500 employees across its portfolio of hotels and corporate offices. The firm maintains lasting affiliations with leading brands,

including Intercontinental, Marriott and Hilton

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