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Southern Utah News Front Page: December 18, 2014
New Comfort Suites to replace Treasure Trail
Developer James P. Koehler, owner and principle of the Koehler Organization, will be building a brand new Comfort Suites hotel on the site of Treasure Trail Motel in downtown Kanab. The three story building will feature 82 large guest rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and walking area, parking for buses and oversized vehicles. The demolition of Treasure Trail is to begin in late January 2015 and the hotel is slated to open in late 2015.
Developer James P. Koehler, owner and principle of The Koehler Organization (TKO), announced he is developing an 82-unit Comfort Suites hotel on the site of the current Treasure Trail Motel, located at the corner of Center Street and 100 West. “Kanab’s business friendly attitude and tourism industry provides an excellent opportunity for expanded growth of TKO,” commented Koehler.
Slated to open late 2015, Comfort Suites will feature large guest rooms with soft, soothing fabrics, full-size pull-out sofabeds, spa-like baths, flat-screen TV’s, in-room coffeemakers and individually-controlled LED reading lights. The hotel will include a resort type outdoor swimming pool and spa, exercise room, business lounge, marketplace and free Wi-Fi Internet access.
The three-story hotel will provide parking for buses and oversized vehicles as part of its contribution to Kanab’s vibrant tourism industry. In addition, there will be a dog park and walking area for those guests with traveling companions.
Located in the downtown commercial district, the new hotel will redevelop an underutilized property and help revitalize the downtown area. Demolition of the existing structures will begin by the end of January 2015. “We look forward to starting construction this spring and being part of the Kanab business community,” said Koehler.
Koehler and TKO is a hotel developer and management company. With over 40 years of experience, he owns and operates more than 50 hotels nationwide, including Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Choice Hotels brands.