Decatur Next

Downtown Hotel and Convention Center

1988

The development of a hotel in downtown Decatur was, according to the Town Center Plan, an important component of the city’s economic future. Working with a group of local investors, the City Commission and the DDA crafted a creative mix of public and private funding to attract a Holiday Inn franchise that opened in 1988.

The DDA constructed the conference center and parking deck adjacent to the hotel, bringing a much needed meeting and special-event facility to the community. Today, the hotel itself has been fully refurbished and is now operated as a Marriott Courtyard.

The Clairemont streetscape as it appeared prior to the Holiday Inn's construction.

The Clairemont streetscape as it appeared prior to the Holiday Inn’s construction.

Ribbon cutting, 1988.

Ribbon cutting, 1988.

 
 
 
 


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