Larson Companies unveil new Holiday Inn South
Posted: October 19, 2012
Eau Claire-based Larson Companies this week announced plans for a 130-room Holiday Inn hotel at 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire. The $12 million, 90,000-square-foot complex, which is expected to open in the summer of 2013, will employ more than 100 staff members ranging from hourly to senior management positions.
"We're proud to be part of the next generation of Holiday Inn. The Chippewa Valley is a well-traveled market and a perfect fit for the area's newest full-service Holiday Inn," said Thomas Larson, president of Larson Companies.
The hotel will include business-focused necessities like an ergonomic work station, data ports, complimentary high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and WiFi capabilities. Other special amenities include outdoor patios and fire pits, indoor pool and whirlpool and fitness center. The facility will also include 3,500 square feet of meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art features conducive to meetings, receptions, weddings and other business social events.
Guests and residents of the Chippewa Valley will also be able to enjoy fine dining at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, an operation that will be reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the 1940s and 1950s.
The Holiday Inn South is owned by a group led by Larson Companies under a management agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group. The project ownership group consists of Richard Larson, Tim Pabich, Tim Olson and Tom Toy. The property will be managed by Larson Companies.
Larson Companies is a multidisciplined organization with divisions including commercial real estate development, hospitality and various management companies operating throughout the Upper Midwest. On the hospitality side, Larson Companies is affiliated with brands such as Holiday Inn Hotels, Green Mill Restaurant & Bars and T.G.I. Friday's. The firm's newest development has been Chedd's, which served gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and has an Eau Claire location on Water Street.TBL