A Hattiesburg, Mississippi development business that specializes in large-close boutique hotels has obtained the Holiday Inn Express on North Boulevard and plans to spend $10 million renovating the house

Ike Thrash, founding partner and managing director of Thrash Group, said the lodge at 400 North Boulevard will be rebranded as an Origin Hotel. Origin is a model Thrash designed that operates underneath the Wyndham Motels & Resorts umbrella.

“We enjoy the web page,” Thrash mentioned. “It’s appropriate in the middle of downtown.”

The renovations to the home will consider about a 12 months. Aspect of the work will include including one more flooring to the resort and placing in rooftop seating.

In planning for the renovations, the Getaway Inn Convey closed Tuesday.







The Vacation Inn Specific has 89 rooms. Including a fourth story will develop four to six suites, but Thrash claimed one or two current rooms will be misplaced as part of the reworking.

“It will end up a minor bit greater,” he mentioned.

There are 4 Origin Resorts in the U.S.:

  • Golden, Colorado
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Raleigh, North Carolina.

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An Origin in Austin is set to open quickly.

Thrash explained Origin Hotels are in the will work for downtown Atlanta, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Longmont, Colorado. The Baton Rouge house really should open up in advance of all of people.

“We’ve been really picky about the web-sites we ended up with,” Thrash explained. “We should have appeared at 100 web pages.”

Rooms in the Origin Resort will be priced in the $150 to $200 a night time array, Thrash said. Whilst the Vacation Inn Categorical was a minimal service hotel, offering only breakfast, Origin will have a entire cafe and bar.’







Origin hotel rendering

Artist’s rendering of the Origin Resort, which is prepared to exchange the Getaway Inn Express on North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge. A Hattiesburg, Mississippi developer paid $7 million for the setting up at 400 North Blvd.




Plans are to have a French cafe in the lodge.

“With the other Origins, we consider to make it seriously the most regional hotel,” Thrash claimed.

In the case of Golden, Colorado, that includes enjoying off the nearby Crimson Rocks Amphitheater. In Lexington, that indicates saluting bourbon and racehorses.

Although the Baton Rouge strategies are however remaining worked on, LSU and the city’s French heritage will be element of the mix, he claimed.

The Getaway Inn Express opened in June 2015. The creating, which was built in 1956, had been the longtime property of the Baton Rouge Price savings and Loan. From 2001 to 2006 it housed the EBRATS charter university.