Lafrance Hospitality Acquires Eighth Hotel

MILFORD, MA. (March 26, 2012) – Lafrance Hospitality Company announced today that it has purchased the 117 room Holiday Inn Express in Milford, Massachusetts from Sagecrest Milford, LLC. This is the eighth hotel property that Lafrance Hospitality Company owns and/or manages at this time, and the first under the IHG flag. “We are very excited about this acquisition as it compliments our current hotel portfolio quite well,” Tim Burkhardt, V.P. of Hotel Operations said. “We are looking forward to developing a relationship with the Intercontinental Hotel Group”.

The 117-unit Holiday Inn Express offers four room types, meeting space to accommodate up to 50 people, high-speed internet access, 24-hour fitness center, heated indoor pool, complimentary shuttle service, weekly manager’s reception and complimentary guest laundry services.

Guest rooms feature double – or king – size beds with Serta pillow top mattresses, coffeemaker, 37″ flat screen televisions with free HBO/cable TV, ironing board, hairdryer, Kohler massage showerhead, work desk with lamp and a leisure chair. Some Suites also feature a microwave, refrigerator, vanity area and pull-out sofa bed. Accessible rooms are available. “The property will undergo a $2 Million dollar renovation between 2012 and 2013,” Mr. Burkhardt said.

Guests of the Holiday Inn Express receive a complimentary Express Start breakfast buffet, free USA Today newspaper and complimentary local calls with their stay in Milford. The Holiday Inn Express is close to an abundance of local business and attractions including; EMC, Siemens, Gillette Stadium, New England Sports Center and Wrentham Premium Outlets.

For reservations, call the toll-free reservation service at (800) 423-0908 or visit www.hiexpress.com. Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Milford can also be booked by calling the hotel directly at (508) 634-1054.

Lafrance Hospitality Company owns Christian’s Catering and four restaurant/banquet facilities: White’s of Westport, Rachel’s Lakeside, Bittersweet Farm Restaurant and Tavern and the Waypoint Event Center at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.  It also owns the Hampton Inn & Suites of Plymouth, Ma., the Comfort Inn & Suites of Dover, New Hampshire, and the Comfort Inn & Suites of Farmington/Wilton, Maine. The company owns or operates two Hampton Inns, in Westport, Ma., and Dover, New Hampshire, as well as a Homewood Suites by Hilton, in Dover, New Hampshire.  Most recently, the company built and opened a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, in New Bedford, Ma.