AmericInn ready to unveil remodeled Omaha hotel

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 am

A new swimming pool and hot tub are parts of an $800,000 face lift welcoming guests at the 120-room AmericInn Hotel & Suites at 9720 West Dodge Road.

Owners plan a public grand opening Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to show off the remodeled facility.

The former Hampton Inn was acquired last year for $3.4 million as part of a national expansion strategy by AmericInn International of the Twin Cities suburb of Chanhassen, Minn. AmericInn has more than 200 locations in 24 states, including two in Lincoln and one each in Sidney, Neb., and Kearney, Neb.

Upgrades to the Omaha hotel include the addition of a swimming pool and a connected hospitality room, said Marsha Fiocca, general manager.

Guest rooms got new beds and fresh paint. The breakfast area was redone. A new roof, new front desk area, flat-screen TVs and a resurfaced parking lot also were in the upgrade package, Fiocca said.

“As we continue to grow AmericInn as a contemporary and vibrant national brand, we are pleased that the Omaha location now reflects this vision,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn.

While the facility has remained open throughout the renovation, the 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting and subsequent open house marks the completion.

Prize drawings will be held for free overnight stays and “splash passes.” Live music and food will be provided. Organizers will be collecting books, blankets and other “comfort items” for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, and donors will be entered in a drawing for a pool party.

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