Holiday Inn Express Hotel coming to Maize

UPDATED — Maize has landed its second hotel deal.

On Wednesday, developer Marv Schellenberg and the city of Maize announced plans for a new Holiday Inn Express Hotel, which will be at Schellenberg’s Hampton Lakes development at the northwest corner of 37th and Maize.

Maize Hotel LLC is building the $2.5 million hotel, which will have three stories and 73 rooms and is scheduled to open in April 2011.

“This will just continue to solidify that even though we have a weak economy, Maize’s economy is still growing and strong,” says Rebecca Bouska, Maize’s deputy city administrator.

“We are getting ready to grow pretty quickly, I think, over the next 10 years.”

The hotel is adjacent to the proposed Northwest Bypass.

The Maize Hotel partners, including Mitesh Patel and Raju Sheth, also built the Hampton Inn in Derby. Sheth is still involved there.

The Holiday Inn Express would be the first hotel to be built in Maize’s 124-year history.

“There’s really just nothing on the northwest side as far as hotels go,” Schellenberg says.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel coming to Maize

WICHITA — Maize has landed its second hotel deal.

Developer Marv Schellenberg and the city of Maize today announced a new Holiday Inn Express Hotel, which will be at the Hampton Lakes development at 10750 Hampton Lakes.

The $2.5 million hotel, which will have three stories and 73 rooms, is scheduled to open in April.

It’s the first one to be built in Maize’s 124-year history.

A second hotel, an 84-room Fairfield Inn and Suites, is still pending.

Maize administrator Richard LaMunyon says the deal is likely to happen down the road.

“That developer is optimistic that he will start on that a year from now.”

Fairfield Inn and Suites coming to Maize

fairfieldWICHITA — Though there’s been no outward signs of progress, a Marriott-flag hotel is still coming to 37th and Maize.

“It’s definitely coming,” says owner Lindsay Olsen of Prairie Village. “Marriott has approved us for an 84-room Fairfield Inn and Suites.”

In November, Have You Heard? first reported a Marriott-flag hotel would be coming to the Wyn-Wood commercial development where Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, City Hall and the Maize Dialysis Center already are located and where Barn’rds has plans to locate.

But there have been no signs of it since.

“We are working on it,” Olsen says. “It’s just not stuff you see by looking at the lot.”

Olsen won’t share a timetable for development, but he says, “It’s a good brand for the Maize market.”