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.