New AmericInn opens on Pelzer Street in Winona


AmericInn® — the largest mid-scale hotel brand in the Upper Midwest — is celebrating the opening of the new AmericInn Hotel and Suites Winona at 303 Pelzer Street. The hotel is the 61st in Minnesota for AmericInn, which now boasts more than 200 locations open or in development across 21 states. Opening festivities include participants from AmericInn corporate leadership, Winona city dignitaries and local investor Jerry Papenfuss.

“It is rewarding to see our vision become reality as we introduce the new leading lodging option in our community,” commented Papenfuss. “AmericInn is a fabulous hotel brand that offers an exceptional value that is sure to delight visitors to our beautiful city as well as provide services and support to our residents.”

“We are excited to celebrate the opening of our latest hotel concept in this wonderful community,” said Paul Kirwin, president and chief executive officer of Northcott Hospitality and AmericInn. “Winona is a great destination for business and leisure travelers alike.”

Papenfuss thanked AmericInn for being a great community partner, serving local residents as well as hotel guests in the cities and towns where its hotels are located.

The new 70-room AmericInn Hotel and Suites Winona features a pub serving drinks and light appetizers, refreshment bar, indoor swimming pool and hot tub, state-of-the-art exercise room, guest laundry, hotel-wide Internet access and the signature AmericInn hospitality service.

The hotel is owned by Pelzer Hospitality LLC, and will be managed by Three Rivers Hospitality, a sister company to Northcott Hospitality, owner of the AmericInn brand. The lead contractor is Truline Construction LLC.


About AmericInn

AmericInn® is the largest mid-scale hotel brand in the upper Midwest with over 200 locations currently open or under development in 21 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering spacious, comfortable guest rooms; great rates and amenities such as a free, hot, home-style AmericInn Perk breakfast; free hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet; inviting swimming pools; and the Easy Rewards guest loyalty program. AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information or reservations visit or call 1-800-634-3444. 


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