Swift Hospitality Group Acquires Rantoul, Il Holiday Inn Express

Freeport, Illinois — Swift Hospitality Group, Inc. (SHG) based in Freeport, Illinois has acquired the Rantoul, Ill. Holiday Inn Express® & Suites effective Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Swift President Matt Jacobs announced that the 74-room hotel has been added to SHG’s expanding list of lodging properties throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. This portfolio addition brings the company’s total number of hotels under management to 10.

“We are excited to welcome the  team to the Swift family of hotels and look forward to building a strong relationship with the IHG brand team,” Jacobs said. “The hotel opened in December, 2016 and was developed under IHG’s Formula Blue Construction, their newest prototype. The Holiday Inn Express® brand combines the leisure appeal of the classic Holiday Inn® brand name with the benefits of the 100 million member-strong IHG loyalty program, the largest in the industry.”

The Rantoul Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers guests 74 smoke-free rooms and suites, each equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and complimentary high-speed Internet. Guests enjoy amenities including a cozy, plush duvet and a choice of firm or soft pillows, along with bedside outlets so their devices can recharge and be ready for the morning, too. The hotel offers a complimentary Express Start® breakfast including a wide selection of healthy and hearty options, including fresh bacon and eggs.

Rantoul is a suburb of Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois’ flagship campus, and has been named a Top 10 Tech City to Watch.

“We are excited to be expanding into the Champaign-Urbana market,” said SHG Chairman and CEO David Swift. “The area’s growth, particularly with regard to the tech industry, has been incredible. We look forward to growing our relationship both with the companies that call Rantoul home and the larger Champaign-Urbana market. We’re also looking forward to building a relationship with the IHG brand team. We’ve had other IHG properties in the past, but this will be the first in our current portfolio, and we look forward to growing with IHG.”

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located at 946 Broadmeadow Road in Rantoul, Ill. For more information on group rates, business discounts, and vacation packages, please visit www.holidayinnexpress.com or call (217) 892-9100.

About Swift Hospitality Group
A family business, Swift Hospitality Group (SHG) is dedicated to the development and management of select hospitality properties across the country. Striving for excellence in all endeavors, the group focuses on teaming with its partners to create opportunities, invest wisely, and turn multifaceted ideas into profitable projects with strong reputations for quality and service. SHG is a national development and management company with properties located throughout the United States including Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. In addition to a strong hotel portfolio, SHG is expanding into office/retail and senior living developments.

SHG is consistently named in the Top 100 Hotel Owners and Developers List in Hotel Business Magazine. Whether as owners, franchisees, developers, or as a management company, they have crafted a distinctive corporate infrastructure to support their growing business and have created a culture of relationship-based success. For more information about Swift Hospitality Group, please visit swifthospitality.com.


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