Hotel refit in final stages

DELAND -- The Holiday Inn DeLand completed the second phase of a $1.5 million renovation that encompassed 148 rooms and all corridors.

Accommodations now sport a bright and traditional Florida style.

Other improvements include the addition of an exercise room and guest laundry as well as upgrades to the outdoor pool and recreation area.

The final stages of the remodeling call for the creation of a business center and the remodeling of the restaurant and lobby to be completed by late fall.

The ballroom is part of the hotel's 5,000 square feet of meetings space.

Upgrades in services include high-speed Internet access.

Carol Gauthier, sales manager, said that group rates are quoted for 10 or more rooms. The hotel's rack rates are $84.95, single or double.

The Holiday Inn is about one mile from Stetson University, five miles from the Amtrak DeLand station and a 15-minute drive to Daytona International Speedway.

For information, contact the Holiday Inn DeLand at (386) 738-5200. The hotel's Web site can be found at

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