Responding to a need for more lodging in Dodge County, Wisconsin, JCW Development set out to develop a modern upper-mid lodging option for business travelers and families. Originally, JCW considered renovating an existing hotel building, but the pro-forma didn’t work financially. A greenfield site was chosen instead, and plans were made to develop a new three-story Holiday Inn Express & Suites with 71 rooms, breakfast area, meeting room, fitness area, and indoor pool. Although the design was based upon IHG Hotel standards, multiple changes and customizations were required to fit the unique needs of the project. The result is the premiere lodging option in the region and a project that successfully opened one full month ahead of schedule, despite challenging weather issues and the types of delays that frequently occur with hospitality projects.