Every area where a guest would go has been completely made new, with
changes in carpeting, wall surfaces, linens and draperies. Areas
include the breakfast room, hallways, the pool and surrounding area,
exercise equipment area, the conference room, and all of the 69
rooms that are available.
The motel features a variety of sizes of rooms with slightly
varying features. Every room has high-speed Internet, phone and
television. The honeymoon suite features a deluxe Jacuzzi. Executive
rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave and spatially
separated work, living and sleep areas. The most common room
arrangement has two queen-sized beds. Rooms that would have several
family members in them have a bathroom and a separate sink area.
The new rooms are visually appealing, with a solid, comfortable
feel to them. The clean lines, plenty of soft lighting, open
arrangement and cozy colors create a welcoming environment.
The pool area had substantial changes made to it that affect its
appearance. The area includes a large hot tub. The pool was drained
and painted. Both the pool and the hot tub have new decorative
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The lower portions of the knotty pine walls have been replaced with
a light neutral stucco look. A tile border on the walls nicely
coordinates with the new pool and tub accent tiles, tying the new
scheme all together.
(See picture page.)
The pool is often rented out to groups and is used by the
hospital for physical therapy.
Local managers and operators said that the changes are required
by Holiday Inn every 10 years to maintain standards of quality. The
Lincoln Holiday Inn is coming up on its 10th anniversary.
General manager Kristi Seff was glad to see the project to come
to completion now, as she is preparing to relocate with her husband
to Williamsburg, Va., next month.
Present and already having started training was her replacement,
Ann Meinders. Meinders has transferred here from Peoria Staybridge