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New Holiday Inn Express & Suites Planned in South County

Cape Girardeau, Missouri based Midamerica Hotels Corporation announced future development plans for their complex at the southeast corner of I-55 & Butler Hill Road in St. Louis County today. The company currently offers the Holiday Inn South I-55 and the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55.

Midamerica Hotels Corporation plans to close the 163-room Holiday Inn South I-55 in early November, 2014. The hotel has represented Holiday Inn and served the local community for more than thirty-four years. The building will be razed to make way for the future construction of a brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The new hotel is tentatively planned to open in late 2016, pending local approval.

The 92-room Hampton Inn & Suites will continue operating during the entire process to serve the residents and visitors to the south St. Louis area. The Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55 was recently recognized by Hilton Worldwide for outstanding service & operations. Hilton presented hotel manager, Tom Dempsey, and team with the 2013 ‘Connie’ Award which is named after Hilton’s founder, Conrad Hilton. This is the second consecutive year the Hampton Inn & Suites has received the ‘Connie’ Award and been recognized as the #1 Hampton Inn & Suites in the world. The Hampton Inn & Suites was built and opened in late 2010.

In addition to the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South I-55, the complex at I-55 & Butler Hill also includes Siteman Cancer Center and the First Missouri Credit Union. Midamerica Hotels Corporation President, Dan Drury, said “ We are excited about the opportunity to continue the rich history of service and positive guest experience at the Butler Hill Location. The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites will add another great hotel to make the complex a destination for years to come.”

The Holiday Inn South I-55 is located at 4234 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129. For reservations through November 2nd, call (314) 894-0700 or contact the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis South at (314) 894-1900.

For more information contact John Echimovich, Midamerica Hotels Corporation at 573-334-0546.

Holiday Inn Express Wins Prestigious Award

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cape Girardeau received the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 2013 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is owned & operated by Midamerica Hotels Corporation, based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cape Girardeau is one of only 25 Holiday Inn Express properties chosen from the IHG system out of more than 1,800 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation -- from quality to customer satisfaction. A 2013 Torchbearer trophy, the company's highest symbol of excellence, will be on permanent display at the hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cape Girardeau has received recognition from InterContinental Hotels Group every year since it’s opening in 2005. The awards include a Newcomer of the Year award in 2006, followed by four Quality Excellence awards and now three coveted Torchbearer awards.

The General Manager of the hotel since the opening in 2005, Karla Clifton, said “we are so happy to win the Torchbearer Award because it is based on our guests overall satisfaction with their experience. I’m proud of our entire team that makes our guests feel at home every day at the Holiday Inn Express!”

The Holiday Inn Express is located at 3253 William Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63702. For reservations, call (573) 334-4491.

For more information contact John Echimovich, Midamerica Hotels Corporation at 573-334-0546.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cape Girardeau Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List

Rankings Powered by 1 Million Annual Guest Reviews

Holiday Inn Express & Suites today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2013, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world’s leading full-service online travel agency. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. As the largest full-service online travel agency in the world, Expedia, Inc. has unmatched traveler insight and local market destination expertise.

The exclusive 2013 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders’ Select hotels, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Insiders’ Select helps travelers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels in their destination that have been recognized by other travelers as delivering an excellent overall experience.

“Expedia strives to provide value to our travelers,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, “Value reflects an everyday commitment to excellence on the part of the hotel. For these hotels, customer satisfaction is paramount. And when we publish the list, we reward those hotels by lifting them up and increasing their visibility through every stage of the booking process. We are focused on empowering travelers with the information and tools they need to make confident travel decisions and to book the trips that are right for them.”

Visitors to Expedia® sites can also find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by sorting via the Hotel Preferences amenity drop-down menu. For more information on Insiders’ Select, visit