New Holiday Inn® Hotel Slated to open at Bellingham, WA Airport (BLI)

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    Hotel Services Group, LLC (HSG) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of a new 153-room Holiday Inn hotel in Bellingham, WA. HSG answered the Port of Bellingham’s call for a hotel development proposal in late 2012, who has since executed a land lease agreement with the development group (Bellingham HI, LLC).The development group anticipates an opening date for the $24MM hotel in the summer of 2016. Mount Vernon, WA based M&H Contracting, LLC is the General Contractor for the project, and Hotel Services Group, LLC (HSG) will be managing the operations of the hotel.

    The full-service Holiday Inn hotel will be constructed approximately 600 feet from the airport’s main terminal, with clear visibility from WA Interstate-5. The hotel will feature over 9,000 sq./ft. of meeting/convention and pre-function space, and all the amenities to which travellers are accustomed; including a restaurant and bar tailored specifically for travellers and local patrons. The building design will be consistent with the most recent airport renovation, creating a natural connection between the airport and hotel.

    Dan Mitzel, Principal, M&H Contracting notes that “to the benefit of both leisure and business travellers, we’re excited to continue to work with the Port of Bellingham and its operations team to ensure that we become a strong and seamless extension of the very important and successful airport”. Port of Bellingham Commissioner Dan Robbins is also excited about the new development, adding that “frequent travellers are looking for ways to conduct business without having to get into a car, and with this hotel they’ll be able to do that in Bellingham.”

    HSG anticipates the hotel to open the City of Bellingham to new markets, generating new demand for room-nights, domestic flights, and larger conventions. The project is expected to generate an additional 60-70 full-time jobs at the location alone. HSG currently manages eight (8) other hotels throughout the State of Washington, and is based in Mount Vernon, WA.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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