Quality Inn Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening Near North Carolina Coast

A 154-unit Quality Inn hotel, located at the Highway 17 South By-Pass here, will hold its grand opening on Thursday, May 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Elizabeth City Mayor John Bell and members of the Chamber of Commerce are expected to attend.

The Quality Inn, formerly operated as a Holiday Inn, recently underwent a $2.2 million renovation, which consisted of remodeling guest rooms with new walls, carpeting, bedding, bathrooms, furniture and Quality Sleeper mattresses by Serta. The hotel`s on-premise restaurant, Hogan`s Bar & Grille, and a lounge were also remodeled.

Hogan`s Bar & Grille is open for breakfast and dinner and provides dinner room service to guests. The lounge has a disk jockey on Friday evenings. Other hotel features include a lobby, olympic-size outdoor pool, exercise room and guest laundry. The hotel has three meeting/banquet rooms with over 1,900 square feet capable of accommodating 150 people each. Free high-speed internet access is available to guests. Photocopy and facsimile services are available for a nominal charge.

The Quality Inn hotel features rooms with one queen, one king or two double beds. Each room features a remote-control 25-inch cable TV with movies on demand, telephones with data port, coffee maker, large desk, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Executive rooms feature free high-speed internet access. Some rooms have a MicroFridge. Rooms for individuals with disabilities and non-smoking rooms are available.

Guests of the Quality Inn hotel receive a complimentary USA TODAY and local newspaper and a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee. A breakfast buffet is served in the dining room of Hogan`s Bar & Grille.


Room rates begin at $125. Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when accompanied by an adult.
Discounts are available when booked in advance on a space-available basis for senior citizens, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

The Quality Inn hotel in Elizabeth City, which is owned and operated by Shama Hospitality Group, L.L.C., is located 45 miles from Nags Head and Virginia Beach and 55 miles from the Outer Banks. The Museum of the Albemarle is two miles from the hotel and Dixieland Motorsports is 15 miles away.

Members of Choice Privileges, Choice`s frequent-traveler program, qualify for points toward free stays and gift certificates when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn hotels. Guests of Quality brand hotels may also choose to earn airline miles with participating airlines.

The Quality Inn hotel in Elizabeth City is franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. There currently are 799 Quality brand hotels open and 178 under development worldwide.

For reservations at the Quality Inn hotel in Elizabeth City or any hotel franchised by Choice Hotels International, call 1-800-4CHOICE or visit Choice`s website on the internet, www.choicehotels.com.

Choice franchises more than 4,300 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 46 countries. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s internet site at www.choicehotels.com.

Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites and Choice Privileges are registered trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.