New signs went up this week at Country Inn & Suites in West Bend as the 58-room hotel on Gateway Court has been sold. “Previously we were with a management company and we were owned by Jim Walker,” Guy Fox, hotel general manager, said. The new owner, Vithal Patel, is part of an investment group, West Bend Lodging.
Patel owns four other hotels including a couple in Illinois, one in Indiana and one in Michigan; the hotels include a Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, and a Baymont Hotel.”
While the hotel rates are “not likely to change” Fox said there will be some upgrades including new signage, new carpeting and furniture. Country Inn & Suites originally opened in West Bend in May 1998. Previous owner Jim Walker purchased it in December 2007.
Able Signs & Lighting of Beaver Dam is installing the signs.