Thursday, August 4, 2016

Holiday Inn Express Planned for Northeast El Paso

By Armando Landin

Plans are underway to bring a Holiday Inn Express to Northeast El Paso. The four-story hotel is planned for a property along Gateway South Boulevard.

According to preliminary plans filed with the City of El Paso, the hotel will include 85 rooms with a total area of 54,160 square feet.

An outdoor swimming pool is included in the site plan, as well as 127 parking spaces.

The site plan for a planned Holiday Inn Express in Northeast El Paso indicates the four story hotel will have 85 rooms. (City of El Paso)

The infill project will go up on a vacant property between Hercules Avenue and Hondo Pass Drive, at 8725 Gateway South Boulevard. It will be accessible from both Gateway South and Neptune Street.

This will be the first major hotel construction in Northeast El Paso in many years and one of only a couple of hotels in the area built under a major national brand. A Candlewood Suites is located over two miles away next to Cohen Stadium.

A Holiday Inn Express is planned for a spot along Gateway South Boulevard in Northeast El Paso. 

No construction timeline is available for the hotel. The City Plan Commission will consider rezoning and special permit applications for the project at its August 11, 2016, meeting.