Hickory’s newest hotel, the Holiday Inn Express at the Mart, was scheduled to open today (July 1). The $9 million hotel features the latest in brand design and technology.
The hotel is a key piece of a planned new development called Fairbrook Ridge. Developers say that when complete, the project will add over $30 million to the tax base and create at least 350 jobs.
Amenities at the new hotel include a fitness room. Each piece of equipment will have a miniature TV built into it and will also be Bluetooth compatible for all MP3s and cell phones. Guests will enjoy complimentary access to the YMCA facility, which is located on the hotel’s complex.
Additional amenities and services include a business center for all corporate needs and a complimentary hot breakfast available for guests each morning. Special rates are available for corporate accounts and blocks of ten or more rooms per night. Preferred Furniture Shopper rates are offered for out-of-state guests visiting the Hickory Furniture Mart.