The opening of the Holiday Inn Express on Smoketree Lane near Interstate 8 is behind schedule but nearing completion, according to owner Nick Patel.
"The reason we're delayed is because we have some safety issues dating back to an earlier contractor," he said. "We're correcting those deficiencies now."
The hotel was expected to open in October 2001. The new target date is the end of August.
"We're about a year behind schedule," Patel said. "We didn't want to open it like that."
He also said an additional $1.2 million has been invested in the project.
The hotel will include such amenities as high-speed Internet connections and granite floors in the main entry and all of the bathrooms.