Days Inn opens Caldwell hotel

CALDWELL – Caldwell’s Days Inn & Suites will host an open house/grand opening Wednesday so that the public can see a newly opened hotel of a different style.

Henny Zimmermann, corporate sales manager for Sky Hospitality, said the hotel is unique from others in the Days Inn brand.

“It’s a new prototype,” she said. “It’s got oversized rooms and it’s really chic.”

It’s been a long time since Days Inn has completed new construction, said Lori Brookshire, corporate director of sales for Sky Hospitality.

“This is a completely new relaunch,” she said. “To the best of my knowledge, there are only four (like this one) in the country.”

Brookshire said that of those four, Sky Hospitality manages three: one in Belmont, one in Altoona, Pa. and the newest one in Caldwell. The fourth is in Texas.

“It’s really retro,” she added. “They’ve changed the whole design.”

The hotel, which opened on May 21, has already seen some traffic and the feedback has been good.

“We definitely have had guests in there,” Zimmermann said. “We’ve gotten some positive reviews.”

Guests can choose between singles, doubles and suites for rooms. Rooms feature king and queen size beds and have flat-panel high definition TVs, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves, hair dryers, irons, “iDevice” docking stations and a work desk with an ergonomic chair.

The hotel also offers a meeting room, business center and fitness center.

During the grand opening, guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and will be able to enter into a drawing for a $100 gift card. Staff will be available to answer questions and conduct tours of the hotel.

Brookshire said the kind of traffic most expected to stay at the hotel is oil and gas workers.

“We’ve designed it around the oil and gas industry,” she said. “There are locker rooms, NFL-sized locker rooms, where you can take off your boots, heavy coats and put it right into storage. Of course we cater to everybody but we know there’s a need and desire (for the industry). These guys are on the road so long… Let’s face it, it’s not an easy job to be doing… We want (to make this) their home away from home.”

In addition to that, Brookshire said there is a hot breakfast offered as early as 4 a.m. and fresh baked cookies are available through the evening. She said hot soup in the evening might give way to some other dish as the weather becomes warmer.

“With it getting warmer, we might not be doing soups; that can change,” she said. “We’ll always offer something though.”