AmericInn on South Laura converts to Super 8; remodeling planned

WICHITA — Hotelier Naina Patel has purchased the AmericInn at 4848 S. Laura and is rebranding it.

“We are going to convert it to a Super 8,” says Patel, who owns the Days Inn & Suites across the street.

“It’s close by, it’s … easy for us to manage,” she says of the new hotel.

The Days Inn has 43 rooms. The AmericInn had 52 rooms but will drop to 50 as a Super 8. Patel plans to convert one room into storage and the other into either an expanded breakfast space or an exercise room.

She plans to start remodeling in a month or so.

“Obviously, it needs a little bit of TLC, so we’re going to redo the whole thing.”