The new Comfort Inn and Suites, located at 150 West Center Street in Kanab, has opened and welcome people to come and take a look around!

“We love having the opportunity to serve Kanab and the surrounding communities,” said General Manager Jessie Riddle.

Riddle, a Kanab native, has worked in the hospitality industry for years. He worked at the original Holiday Inn, which later became the Quality Inn. He then went north for a couple of years, working at eBay, Verizon and Play & Trade. He will get his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Northern Arizona University next month.

“I missed family and being down here,” said Riddle. “When I moved back, I started at the Victorian Charm Inn. When it was sold to the Canyons Collection, Matt Walters became my mentor. It was hard for me to leave that camp. He was my inspiration. He made everyone better. I dedicate my career to Matt and Travis Mitchell.”

Riddle was assistant general manager for a year and a half with the Canyons Collection before being named Comfort Suites general manager.

The new motel is owned by TKO. It was built by TKO Developers, with Bud Meyers as the superintendent, and Dick Meyers as the architect.

The new Comfort Inn has 82 rooms, and all are suites. The decor in the common area is beautiful, including a fireplace and a large television.

Each room has a flat screen TV, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, desk, sofa sleeper and ironing board,

But the amenities don’t stop there. It’s a pet-friendly, smoke-free motel with a dog park, free WiFi, guest laundry service, business area, exercise room, and an outdoor pool with a hot tub!

All that’s good, but will you go away hungry? No! With your room, you also get breakfast that’s hot! You can have anything from yogurt to fresh fruit, to eggs, waffles and breakfast meats.

As for being good for the community, they now employ 20 people.

They also offer a local

rate. “We want to be able to help as many people here as we can,” said Riddle. “There are job opportunities, and we want to help make Kanab an even better place for residents and visitors.”