OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen has announced that Branch Commercial, a Malone, NY-based hotel development company, will begin construction in the next two weeks of a new, 81-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites in the city of Oswego.
The site of the new Holiday Inn Express is located adjacent and to the north of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Route 104, east of the downtown business corridor.
Branch Commercial will be building the new “Formula Blue” Prototype design offered by International Hotel Group, the parent company of Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
This new property will be among the first hotels developed in the United States using this concept.
The final product is the result of a lengthy collaboration between professional, corporate designers, members of the IHG Owners Association, and various travel consultants.
In addition to offering all the amenities that modern travelers have come to expect, this particular facility will include a new, state-of-the-art indoor pool and spa, an ultra modern great room and lobby for guest interaction, as well as the latest room appointments for ultimate comfort and safety.
“Our plans are to use local contractors whenever possible,” said construction specialist and owner Chris LaBarge, “which includes a substantial amount of unionized labor.”
In addition to the dozens of construction jobs this project will require 17 full-time positions, which will be available prior to the grand opening.
“I have always had an immense soft spot for Oswego,” added Brian Monette, another member of Branch Commercial. “I have great, long-lasting ties to the Oswego area. I feel that Oswego is long overdue for modern accommodations. Fortunately, our two financial partners in the Malone development, Pathfinder Bank and Community Bank, felt the same way and were willing to work with us to make this vision a reality.”
“The city leaders and state politicians have been immensely supportive,” LaBarge said. “And, we are excited and proud to begin our newest commitment with the fine, hard-working people of Oswego.”
Mayor Gillen said, “The construction of the new Holiday Inn Express in our city is a significant investment in our overall economy. This state-of-the-art facility compliments our strategic plan to provide quality services for our business community and recreational visitors, as well as improving the overall value of the city.”