Royal Hotel Investment to open Holiday Inn Express in Covington, Ga., in 2016

Royal Hotel Investment announced the scheduled opening in November 2016 of a new 110-room, six-floor Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Covington, Ga., about 35 miles east of Atlanta. The hotel represents an investment of almost $13 million.

When the property opens, amenities will include a business center; fitness center; outdoor swimming pool; 400-square-foot boardroom; 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; guest laundry; and an outdoor patio with two fire pits. 

The property will be one of the first Holiday Inn Express hotels in the country to be built with the brand’s recently-introduced “Formula Blue” design direction, which was developed to meet the needs of millennium-age guests. The updated design includes an open lobby and “great room” area for social or business gatherings; re-designed case goods; and a headboard that minimizes noise transfer between rooms.  

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Atlanta-based Royal Hotel Investment, which was formed in 2002, currently owns and operates two Hampton Inn hotels in metropolitan Atlanta - a 105-room property in Covington, and a 99-room property in Conyers - plus a 20,000 square foot shopping center in Covington.  The company also plans to add another two hotels within the next year.      

When it opens, the new hotel, located at the intersection of Lochridge Road and Paras Drive, will become part of the family of hotel brands operated by InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) in nearly 100 countries around the world.

There are almost 2,400 Holiday Inn Express locations worldwide.

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Inspired by the history of the property, the overall design maintains the originality of the existing building while adding new amenities. 

The refurbishment focused on guestrooms and hallways along with exterior painting and lighting upgrades.

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