New Hotel Coming to Alexander City
Press Release Date: April 22, 2022

Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama – The City of Alexander City announced Thursday that a new hotel will be coming to Alexander City. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, part of IHG Hotels and Resorts, and one of the world’s leading hotel companies will be coming to Alexander City in early 2024. The new 3 story hotel will house approximately 70 guest rooms, inclusive of 14 suites. The hotel will have a conference area, fitness center, swimming pool, business center, courtyard, and many other amenities. 

Mayor Woody Baird, City of Alexander City commented, “Bringing Holiday Inn Express & Suites to Alexander City is a much-needed addition and fills a gap, making additional rooms available for visitors to Alex City. Alex City appreciates the investment and confidence IHG shows in the growing economy of Alex City. “

“This is a great day for Alexander City,” said Council President Buffy Colvin. “This hotel means that the needle for Alex City is moving in the right direction. The impact of a new hotel of this caliber will be felt for years to come. I would like to thank my fellow Council members for always thinking outside of the box and continuing to put Alex City first.” 

Pictured: Woody Baird – Mayor of Alexander City, Corinne Smundin – Regional Director Franchise Openings, John McKelvey – Tallapoosa County Commission, Buffy Colvin – Alexander City Council President, Jay Patel – Owner of future Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Alexander City, Janet Mason – General Manager of future Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Alexander City, Sandra Fuller – Tallapoosa County Tourism Director, Al Jones – Alexander City Community Development Director

Located by Alex City’s municipal campus, this 3-story hotel will complement the City’s mixed-use retail development just off Highway 280. Visitors can grab a bite to eat, gather in a business-friendly environment, or explore and enjoy all Alexander City and the Lake Martin area have to offer. 

“With an investment of $8 million and a promise of 20+ new jobs, we are excited to see what this new upper-midscale hotel will do for the area,” said Sandra Fuller, Tallapoosa County Tourism Director. “We have many sports tournaments and fishing tournaments that bring in lots of visitors. This hotel will be able to accommodate the fisherman as well as the family.”

Owner, Jay Patel and General Manager, Janet Mason said, “We are honored to be working with our new partners at IHG. Their expertise and design will accommodate the city’s leisure guests and its corporate travelers alike. The New Blue Formula 2.0 is beautiful and modern. It will be a perfect fit for this area. “

“The Holiday Inn Express will offer a new and exciting alternative that ensures business and leisure travelers visiting Alexander City remain rested and productive,” said Corinne Smundin, Regional Director, Franchise Openings for IHG Hotels & Resorts. “From our fresh, hot and free Express Start breakfast to ample meeting space, the hotel will deliver the ideal combination of beneficial amenities and an energetic design for a memorable stay. We look forward to working with our ownership and development teams to bring this property to life.”

Holiday Inn Express provides more where it matters most – a great night’s sleep with our Restful Recharge program, focused service from genuine people, and the Express Start breakfast included in the rate, all designed to help guests feel more than ready for their day. As the fastest growing brand for IHG Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express aims to enable real, human connections for our guests by providing a simple, smart travel experience. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram   

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

 With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 325,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Press Release prepared by the City of Alexander City and Tallapoosa County Tourism
Hotel Contact Person:  Janet Mason –

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