NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce welcomed Holiday Inn Express and Suites into the Nebraska City tourism and travel industry at a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning.
The 76-room hotel officially opened for the AppleJack Festival this fall .
Allgood: “We are getting great reviews at our office that people are loving their stay, the rooms are awesome and they love our community and that shows these guys are sending people into our community, so we really, really thank you for that.”
Hotel General Manager Billie Nicolay said networking with local employers and lodging industry is important.
Nicolay: “Here’s a great example, a lot of people that come in say, ‘where do I go to eat,” well, I’m definitely going to pass them on to places like the Prairie City Chophouse or Luigi’s that just came to the community. It’s that networking and kind of sharing that business that we can keep it within the community and continue to grow.”
She said the location at the new Highway 2 interchange is great and will be even better as there is more activity on adjacent properties.
Nicolay: “I like that it’s scenic. It’s out here, spread away from the city, however, you can see the city. Then, when we tell the guests, you can definitely get to shopping or restaurants within a mile or two.”
Nicolay said motorists are navigating their way through the new interchange. In recent bad weather events, there was a line of 20 at the checkout counter.
Hotel owner Deven Patel said the hotel is one of 10 opened in Nebraska during the company’s latest construction phase.