Posted by Debra Worley - email
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The Holiday Inn Sunspree in Wrightsville Beach has a new name.
The popular oceanside property is now the Holiday Inn Resort.
The general manager said the hotel has ranked in the top 20 Holiday Inns around the country for more than ten years. More recently is has been ranked in the top two.
"When we reopened in 2007 - we had the 32 inch flat TVs, new beddings, higher beds," said General Manager Anne Marie Hartman. "The new look with the turn down there's just certain components to it that all the holiday Inns need to do."
Hartman said she's been waiting to change the hotel's name for about two years.
"We're just glad to reach this point," said Hartman. "It was a lot of work, and we had to jump through a lot of hoops to get here, and we're glad to finally do it and have a nice, new, pretty sign up, a beacon in the night to attract all of our friends and guests to the hotel."
The general manager said changing the name brings a new level of prestige to the hotel.