New Holiday Inn Express Franchise Approved For Urbana, Illinois

Intercontinental Hotels Group announced today that it has approved a franchise request for a Holiday Inn Express in Urbana, Illinois. Johnson Development Company and the Champaign-Urbana Motel Partners will develop the 72-room Express adjacent to the existing Holiday Inn on Killarney Street. Construction on the project will commence in April of 2005 with an anticipated opening in the spring of 2006. Visit for updates of construction progress.