AmericInn secures heartland hold with Iowa opening

(AmericInn Mount Pleasant)

AmericInn is expanding into Mount Pleasant, Iowa, with the opening of a new hotel in the town. This is the fifth AmericInn owned by Des Moines-based hoteliers Kalpesh Patel and Bhupen Patel. The property will be managed by VKB Management.

The AmericInn Hotel and Suites Mount Pleasant is a conversion that includes AmericInn hospitality concepts that are being incorporated in all AmericInn  hotels nationwide. The property underwent renovations including updates to its guestrooms and lobby. The hotel has a swimming pool, complimentary wireless Internet access and a 24-hour coffee bar.

“We are very pleased to announce still another addition to the growing AmericInn system which now includes over 200 locations either currently open or in development across 24 states,” said Paul Kirwin, president and CEO of AmericInn. “We look forward to serving our customers at this prime Midwest location with the distinctive AmericInn hospitality experience that is comfortable, friendly and relaxing."

AmericInn is still very much entrenched in its five core markets of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa. In a discussion with Nasir Raja, AmericInn's EVP of franchise development and sales, the company expressed interest in expanding outward into Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Michigan in the coming months, but only in addition to its developments in established markets for the brand.