Charleston Holiday Inn Express to get new design, more rooms

The Holiday Inn Express in West Ashley will sport a fresh design after a planned expansion and renovation.

Owner Steve Varn said the new appearance of the hotel at 1943 Savannah Highway will be “contemporary,” and noted that the 81-room property will be one of the first locations in the chain to adopt it.

The renovation will also include the addition of less than 10 rooms to be built on the site of the existing lobby, Varn said.

He expects the upgrades to be completed around mid-2016.

The hotel is managed by Mount Pleasant-based Charlestowne Hotels. It was built in 1995.

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