It seems ground-breakings are becoming a common occurrence around the Imperial Valley lately. We are pleased to see projects sprouting, particularly one in the tiny city of Westmorland.
A local doctor, Veerinder Anand, and his Las Vegas development partner are investing in the North County city to build a 50-unit Super 8 Motel complete with an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. They have chosen what might be considered the most unlikely spot for a new motel, but they are confident it can succeed.
When asked why the investors chose Westmorland, Anand answered the city is the many first travelers encounter in the Imperial Valley on Highway 86 and that it makes it an ideal spot. That makes sense, particularly considering all the truck traffic that passes through Westmorland and all the travelers who pass through the city on their way to the sand dunes or enjoy other outdoor activities in the Valley.