"We're hoping as many
people as possible stop by and donate whatever they can," said Julie
Burr, hotel general manager. "Every donation -- no matter what size
-- goes a long way to help our neighbors and friends."
Inn is also giving thanks to those individuals who help with the
food drive by offering a drawing for prizes. For every bag of food
that someone brings in, their name will go in a drawing for one of
three prizes. The Hampton Inn is giving away three one-night stays
in their Jacuzzi suites.
Donations can be taken 24 hours a day at the hotel property, 1019
N. Heitmann Drive in Lincoln. For more information about the food
drive, call the Hampton Inn at 217-732-6729.
About Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois:
The property is owned and operated by Champaign Hotel Ventures,
co-owned by Rick McGraw of Litchfield and Robert L. Plummer of
Edwardsville. Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois is the
property's management company, owned by Jenna McGraw, director of
operations, and Lynn Paulus, business manager. Julie Burr of Deer
Creek is the hotel's general manager, and Stephanie Wonderlin of
Litchfield is the management company's regional sales manager.
Plummer and Rick McGraw own four hotels: Champaign Hotel
Ventures, doing business as the Champaign Baymont Inn & Suites and
the Lincoln Hampton Inn; Litchfield Hotel Ventures, doing business
as the Litchfield Hampton Inn; and Evansville West, doing business
as the Evansville, Ind., Holiday Inn Express. In addition, Hotel
Ventures Management of Illinois also manages and has part ownership
in Evansville Hotel Ventures, doing business as the Evansville,
Ind., Quality Inn; and Columbia Hospitality Co., doing business as
the Columbia Hampton Inn.
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