Developer Hart Family Hotels is building a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites in east Marion Iowa located at Highways 13 and 151 East Town Crossing mixed use development. East Town Crossing, which began development in 2017, contains more than 20 acres including retail, commercial, hospitality and residential projects. With the hotel’s construction due to be completed by the end of the year crews are framing the hotel’s fourth floor as much of the exterior is up. Crews soon will start on stone work outside, and part of the parking lot is poured. Plumbing and electrical work is taking place throughout the property, windows will be installed and the roof likely will be added. Once complete, the 93-unit hotel will offer a variety of room types with 55-inch TVs and amenities including a swimming pool, fitness room and breakfast. Cora Lahr is the Chief Operating Officer for Hart Family Hotels. Troy Hard is the owner. Hart manages 6 hotels in Iowa. Brave Hart Development is the developer of East Town Crossing.  

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