Unique Suites Hotel ready to open for Family Weekend

After two months of around-the-clock renovations of 35 rooms, the former Worthington Inn is slated to reopen as Unique Suites Hotel on Oct. 7.

Project manager Brian Brewer said Reggie Phillips, owner of Unique Homes, wants the hotel’s grand reopening to coincide with Family Weekend.

“We want it to be the talk of both Eastern and the town,” he said.

Brewer said these renovations have required the team of more than 40 employees to work long hours, and he said they will not stop working until the project is complete for deadline.

“We’re going to be working seven days a week until it’s finished,” he said. “We’ve got a lot to do to meet deadline, but we’re going to do everything in our power to meet it.”

Brewer said employees from Unique Homes, Mathias Electric and Plumbing, drywallers and construction workers are all working together to help further the project for its estimated completion time.

Brewer said the renovation workers are also working to finish remodeling the hotel’s conference room, lobby, kitchen and dining area, but he said these renovations are slated to be complete by Oct. 15.

Brewer said the 35 renovated rooms have been completely remodeled, with everything from the furnishings and bedding to the showers being brand new.

The remodeled rooms will combine with 42 older rooms for a total of 77 rooms.

The hotel will also have three new suites available.

The newly remodeled hotel will come with other new additions as well.

Brewer said the hotel will offer customers a fitness center complete with treadmills, ellipticals and weight machines. He said they will also offer Wi-Fi access.

Brewer said while he has put in long days throughout the project, often six days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., he is glad the crew has put in the time and energy to create the final remodeled result.”When it’s done, I’ll feel relief that we made it through and met our goal,” Brewer said. “I know there’s buzz going on about (Unique Suites), and I will be excited for several people to see this.”

Jimmy Thompson, a Unique Homes employee working on the renovation project, said he is excited to see the project reach completion as well.

“I’m proud of the work we did,” he said. “It looks totally different.”

Sara Hall can be reached

at 581-2812 or [email protected].