Holiday Inn Express officially opens

Holiday Inn Express officially opens (Photo: Amber Draper/KTVO).

The newly constructed Holiday Inn Express is now open to the public.

The hotel, located on south Franklin St. opened Thursday evening, just a short distance north of its original location.

The city of Kirksville says the building was originally planned to open sometime last week, but the opening date was postponed.

The price tag for the 77-room hotel was between 6 million and 7 million dollars.

Construction on the building started in spring of 2016 and was completed in under two years.

Kirksivlle is also welcoming another new hotel.

Hampton Inn and Suites is being built on the north side of town behind Ruby Tuesday on north Baltimore St.

The City of Kirksville already has around half a dozen other hotels.

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