Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport Sees a Total Transformation

Middletown, RI – May 1, 2018 – The Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport, located at 855 West Main Road, announces the completion of a full property renovation. This is the first renovation to the 117-room, three-story hotel since it was acquired by Lafrance Hospitality of Westport, MA in 2016.


“Our hotel has undergone more than just a renovation this winter,” says Ted Zlydaszek, Director of Sales. “We’ve seen a total transformation. Everything about the hotel is new and improved, and we’re beyond excited to unveil excited to unveil a brand new Holiday Inn Express in time for the kickoff of the 2018 summer season.”


An exciting new feature is the 625 square-foot Newport Room. This flexible meeting space will accommodate up to 40 people for meetings, trainings, workshops, retreats, reunions, and other gatherings. Guests will enjoy amenities such as free high-speed internet, free hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, heated indoor pool, 24-hour Fitness Center, 24-hour Business Center, and ample parking. Conveniently located just minutes from historic downtown Newport, the hotel’s location makes it easy to explore the destination’s many offerings.


Many of the trademark design elements of the Formula Blue design by Holiday Inn Express were incorporated into the transformation. Upon entering the hotel, guests are now welcomed by a fresh lobby with modern furniture, lighting, wall treatments and finishes. The transformation expands into breakfast/dining area where a set of stylish barn doors now separate the Breakfast Bar area from the dining room. All the hallways throughout the hotel feature new wallpaper, carpeting and lighting.


The brand new, contemporary guestrooms are more functional than ever and boast a fresh, minimalist design. Each of the newly appointed rooms feature new beds, flooring, wall treatments, window treatments, sofas, chairs, desks and armoires. New mini-refrigerators and microwaves have been added to each room and bedding has been upgraded with new mattresses, box springs and duvets. Guest bathrooms have also received extensive renovations, including new vanities, plumbing fixtures and lighting.


On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport will be hosting a Grand Reopening event to share and celebrate these exciting changes. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5pm, followed by a cocktail reception from 5-7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour all the transformed spaces while enjoying refreshments. For more information on the renovations or the Grand Reopening, call 401-848-7128.


About Lafrance Hospitality

Lafrance Hospitality, headquartered in Westport, MA, is a multifaceted organization that owns and operates fourteen hotels throughout New England and Florida, five function facilities, four restaurants and a catering division. In addition, Lafrance Hospitality offers management and consulting services as well as distressed asset management. Their vision is to be the premier hospitality company by employing the very best people, trained and empowered, to deliver a quality product with sensational service to every guest, every time. For more information, visit www.lafrancehospitality.com