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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sleep Inn / Mainstay Suites duel branded hotel planned for Airway Express site

It is still " in development " but Muskego,Wi based hotel company , Lighthouse Hospitality Group, is planning a new hotel just off of I-90 near Spokane International Airport. The hotel will be our area's first duel branded hotel meaning the hotel will be one building but with 2 names, some rooms under one name and others under the other.

Not only is this new hotel project exciting because of the branding it will also act as a replacement for the Airway Express Inn, an older motel that's less then ideal for most travelers. The plans call for the Airway Express Inn to be demolished to make way for the hotel which will rise immediately to the south of a Best Western along Geiger Blvd off of I-90.

The new hotel will be branded with Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites, both of which are part of the national Choice Hotels company. The plans filed with the City of Spokane indicate a 81 room hotel but a rep with Lighthouse Hospitality tells me it will be 41 suites with Mainstay and 47 rooms with Sleep Inn, that maybe was in error since that equals 88. The planned Sleep Inn / Mainstay Suites will likely include-

Continental Breakfast area
A small bar
Truck / RV parking
Exercise room
Guest Laundry
Pool & Spa
Sundries Market
Airport shuttle service

There isn't a set opening date yet but they are working on the plans now. Another Sleep Inn / Mainstay Suites hotel by the same owners is also listed as "in development" to our south in Pullman. The owners, Lighthouse Hospitality Group boast over 32 years of hotel experience , several awards and six hotels currently open under their ownership.

Choice Hotels, the owner of the Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites branding is a Rockford,Maryland based company with many locations open all over our area. The company is actually rather large with multiple brands and over 6300 locations in several different countries.

We'll likely have more on this as construction starts, which we anticipate to be not far away...