In neighborhoods worldwide, hotels provide shelter to travelers and a meeting house to locals. Through their existence, hotels will evolve via renewal and community partnership. In Maspeth, the Holiday Inn Express is undergoing such a revitalization.
“We ended our relationship with the DHS and took on a multi-million dollar renovations which included all guest room, public areas, gym, meeting room and the buildings exterior,” said Francisco Victoria , General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express Maspeth. “This is a great time to be staying in our hotel."
With 115 rooms and 45 parking spaces, the operators and staff of the Holiday Inn Express Maspeth are hoping that the hotel’s conveience and newly polished renovations will help locals become more familiar with their facility. There are also the amenities available at the neighboring Maurice Park, which include a new track, ball fields and a children’s playground, which was newly renovated new in 2018. Additionally, along with the 24-hour McDonalds, the former Maspeth Pizza House will soon re-open as “MPH Diner,” offering HEIX Maspeth guests several food options.
“We have a good amount of parking, we’re close to the highway and strategically located within 25 minute to LaGuardia and 15 Minutes to midtown Manhattan,” Victoria said, “And everyone loves the free breakfast.”
Another tool the Holiday Inn Express is using to become a greater part of the local community is their “Good Neighbor Rate.” Maspeth residents will now be able to book rooms at the Maspeth “HIEX” at price that is discounted by 15%, with the aim being providing locals with an option for a little escape.
“I’m very much excited about attracting new visitors to our hotel with our Good Neighbor Rate,” Victoria said. “We are hoping the community gets to know us and know that they have some form of escape here at the hotel during this pandemic; even if it's a small staycation to avoid getting cabin fever in their homes.”