Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Opens New Hotel in Urbana, Illinois

The Urbana Motel Partners, today announced the official opening of their new Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites at 1003 West Killarney Street in Urbana, IL. The new property is the first Holiday Inn Express in the Urbana area.

The 74-room 3-story hotel, owned by the Urbana Motel Partners and operated by Johnson Development Company of Springfield, IL, is located at 1003 West Killarney adjacent to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center is also operated by Johnson Development Company.

“We are pleased to bring a new level of service and quality to the Urbana market to compliment our existing Holiday Inn,” Kim Filla, General Manager of the new Holiday Inn Express said.

“A tireless effort by everyone involved made the completion of this project a reality. We are pleased to have the increased room capacity and quality that the Holiday Inn Express will add to our market and allow us to expand our conference offerings to even larger groups,” said Jeff Edwards, General Manager of the adjacent Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center.

The new hotel features amenities such as the Express Start ™ Free Breakfast Bar served daily, Smart Roast™ In-Room Coffee, the Simply Smart™ Guest Bathroom with pressure and temperature regulating shower heads and a plush bathroom amenities package, as well as the Smart Connect(SM) Guest Communications program with free local and 1-800 telephone calls and free high speed internet access. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites is also a member of the Priority Club® Rewards Guest Loyalty Program. The 74-room hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, exercise room, meeting room, and a complimentary business center with guest computers and printing and faxing capabilities.

To make reservations or request information about Holiday Inn Express contact the hotel directly at (217) 328-0328, travelers may also access the Holiday Inn Express website at or call 1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329).

Johnson Development Company is also the owner and operator of the Staybridge Suites, Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn and Suites in Springfield, IL, as well as the Hampton Inn in East Peoria IL.