Grand Opening For The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo West


Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Held At The New Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Kalamazoo,  Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan, January 24, 2019 – Amerilodge Group, a hotel ownership and management company based in Bloomfield Hills, hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel at 1315 Westgate Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009,  Phone Number: (269) 447-1700 ,  Website:

Julie Rogers, County Commissioner District 5, Ken Hudok, Oshtemo Township Trustee, Damon Allison, Partner at Southwest Michigan First/Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Brandt Iden, State Representative, District 61,  Andrea Caron-McMillan, General Manager and Teri Pearce, Director of Sales for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites along with Asad Malik, President & CEO, Courtney Graham, Director of Operations, and Jonale Houseknecht, Area Director of Sales with the Amerilodge Group was given the honor of conducting the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Over 200 guests attended this event to welcome the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo West into the community.  The Western Michigan University Dance Team performed the Broncos fight song.  “We congratulate the Amerilodge Group on the opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo West,” said Greg Ayers, President & CEO for Discover Kalamazoo.  “Furthermore, we welcome Amerilodge to the Kalamazoo region and thank them for their investment in our community.”

Located in Southwestern Michigan, halfway between Chicago and Detroit, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo West hotel is both a convenient workplace and an ideal getaway spot. It is easily accessible from I-94 and US 131. We are also just minutes away from Western Michigan University.

If you’re visiting the hotel’s locale for work in Kalamazoo, Michigan, you can rely on the free high-speed, WiFi access and the 24-hour Business Center to help you meet deadlines. Major corporations, such as Pfizer, Stryker and Borgess Medical Center are within miles.

Leisure guests can enjoy amazing attractions in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan. Known as one of the top 10 beer cities in the US, the craft beer industry has been brewing since 1985. They also have a wide variety of bicycle trails for all levels of expertise. The Kal-Haven trail ends at the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. It’s great location is also near two dozen golf courses. Let’s not forget the vibrant Art Deco downtown area’s eclectic shopping too.

The 105 room hotel  features the newest design for the Holiday Inn Express brand, “Introducing…Formula Blue”.  The guestrooms will include a flexible work space; functional storage units, providing horizontal luggage storage; convenient moveable seating allowing guests to use the space in ways that work best for them; a newly designed decor for the guestroom.  The open lobby design will enable guests, in particular the business traveler, to be able to connect and fulfill their overall technology needs.

Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, valet laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as fax and copy services. The hotel also offers over 1,014 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people.

Andrea Caron-McMillen, General Manager said “It is my pleasure to open the Holiday inn Express and Suites Kalamazoo West, and to be a part of a great community of people.”

“A lot of hard work went into the opening of this property and we are so glad to be able to share this amazing hotel with the community” said Jonale Houseknecht, Area Director of Sales.

Courtney Graham, Regional Director of Operations said “We love to build hotels that our guests will love and we look forward to the future of Amerilodge Group.”

In addition, Teri Pearce, Director of Sales said “It is an honor to be part of the Grand Opening at the New Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kalamazoo West.  Great things are happening on the west side of Kalamazoo.”

Steve Aldridge
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Amerilodge Group
(248) 601-2500


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