This is not just a midscale franchise hotel, it was a dream that culminated after twenty years of hard work. For its former self, the hotel was a motel that had seen its glory days, and hardly anyone noticed its existence let alone wanting to stay there. To put it mildly, it was an eyesore until late 2014 when the motel was torn down by the owner to transform it into a franchise hotel. The fact that it was a mom-and-pop operation made it hard to compete with the surrounding newer hotels that benefited from a well-developed franchise booking system. It took almost two years to build the Holiday Inn Express due to various setbacks, but when it finally opened in late 2016, it was received with much fanfare from the local community. The hotel has a standard brand design on the exterior, however, to stand out from the hotels in the surrounding area, the interior was designed with a more modern flare combining some of the design features of the newer prototype design. The custom design will help the owner to avoid a complete makeover from the older prototype to the current prototype, potentially saving the owner upward of a $100,000 in five years.