The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

May 8, 2013

Danville Inn transforms into Motel 6

DANVILLE — The Danville Inn & Convention Center, formerly Ramada Inn, off Lynch Road is being transformed again.

The hotel at 388 Eastgate Drive is now a Motel 6.

Owner Joe Patel, with his wife Tina, had a grand opening Wednesday for the first phase of hotel renovations. They have owned the hotel for four and a half years.

“We are excited,” Tina said.

They hope future guests at the hotel have a good experience.

“We provide a decent rate to the local community, travelers and visitors,” Joe said about the room rates starting at around $44 a night.

About 38 hotel rooms have been updated of the approximately 120 total rooms

The main building, where the front desk and lobby, bar and banquet space had been, is closed for the time being. Patel hopes to entice a restaurant to come to the property, such as a Denny’s, and he wants to re-open the building again for banquets.

A new office and lobby area is now located in one of the hotel room buildings to the right of the former main building. This is the only renovated building so far, which includes new windows.

“We are doing it in phases,” Joe said about the renovations. “We’ve worked hard to get the job done right.”

The 38 renovated rooms have new bathrooms and shower facilities, in addition to televisions and free WiFi. Some also have king beds and pull-out couches. The indoor pool, with a hot tub, will open soon. There also is a fitness room.

Joe Patel said the couple wanted to be a Motel 6 hotel because Motel 6 has the lowest rates compared to other national franchises.

“I like their concept,” Joe said, about Motel 6 offering good prices for guests.

The hotel has six staff members. They are still hiring more people, Tina Patel said.

Ward 7 Alderman Steve Foster, who set up the business’ website, said the hotel serves a local function including to house construction crews and other business persons.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said he was “so excited to see the lights on,” referring to Motel 6’s motto of “We’ll leave the light on for you.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Library sets program for Farmers' Market

    July 28, 2014

  • Reception celebrates truck

    July 28, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 28, 2014

  • Artists can sell artwork

    July 27, 2014

  • Children’s show auditions set

    July 27, 2014

  • Upward Bound still opens path to college Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.That was 34 years ag

    July 27, 2014

  • Tilton Redneck Games Today9:30 a.m. — Church services, Stage10:30 a.m. — Mud Bog Registration opens11:30 a.m. — Mud Volleyball, Beer Tent, Vendors and Kidz Zone opensNoon — Toilet seat pitching contestNoon — Tug of War grudge match, Mud Bogs start1:30 p.m. — Hotdog eatin

    July 27, 2014

  • Monical's to rebuild Tilton restaurant TILTON — Local residents could be enjoying Monical’s pizza in Tilton by the end of this year.Monical’s corporate officials issued a press release Friday outlining the rebuilding of the restaurant that was damaged by fire on April 24.According to the

    July 27, 2014

  • Dr kakarla.jpg On the mend

    OAKWOOD — As a mechanic, Charles “Chip” McArty thought he could fix anything … until he was diagnosed with cancer.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleThursdayBattery in the 1000 block of Walnut Street.FridayTheft of a cell phone in a box case valued at $400 taken from the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.Danville female arrested in connection with retail th

    July 27, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Must Read