Mattoon lodge, conference middle, restaurant set to open Monday

MATTOON — The Mattoon space on Monday will acquire 102 lodge rooms, a conference middle that may seat as much as 550 folks, and a full-service restaurant.

These facilities are a part of the brand new Hilton Backyard Inn and McKenna-Yost Conference Heart, constructed at 100 Coles Centre Parkway by Yost Enterprises of Charleston and its companions. The power additionally contains Stix Bar & Grille, named after Mattoon Resort LLC managing member Don Yost’s former restaurant in Charleston.

Hotel dining room

Yost Enterprises CEO Jeremy Yost walks via the Stix Bar and Grille eating room on Nov. 21 on the Hilton Backyard Inn and McKenna-Yost Conference Heart, that are set to open Monday, Nov. 28, in Mattoon.

His son, Yost Enterprises CEO Jeremy Yost, mentioned Hilton Inns & Resorts gave its approval earlier this week for the upcoming opening date as ending work on the facility nears its conclusion. Building started in fall 2019 however later slowed within the face of challenges together with COVID-19 and provide chain shortages. Reservations at the moment are being taken on the Hilton Backyard Inn web site.

“Dad and I are so pleased with our hospitality staff and our building crew working day and night time to get ready for opening. Our management group, common supervisor Lucas Combs and director of gross sales Spenser Barrett did an exceptional job placing our group in place,” Jeremy Yost mentioned, noting the power has 52 staff.

The Mattoon Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a ribbon slicing ceremony for Dec. 6 on the four-story lodge and its adjoining conference middle on the southwest nook of Illinois Route 16 and Lerna Street. 

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Chamber Govt Director Ed Dowd, who has toured the brand new facility, mentioned the conference middle’s banquet house, which might seat greater than 300 folks at tables and as much as 550 folks theater-style, is “a lot wanted in our group.” He mentioned this house will served by what would be the solely on-site, full-service restaurant at a Mattoon lodge.

“It is a stupendous facility. It is going to assist draw extra guests to the group,” Dowd mentioned. He famous that that the property is close to two main employers: Sarah Bush Lincoln Well being Heart to the east on Route 16, and the new Blue Cross & Blue Defend of Illinois service middle constructing within the Coles Centre enterprise park.

Don Yost mentioned their aim is for the lodge and conference middle to be a further financial magnet for Mattoon and Coles County. He mentioned the power will be capable to host conventions, giant weddings, company gatherings, and Lake Land Faculty and Japanese Illinois College particular occasions, together with visiting soccer groups for video games at EIU.

Hotel guestroom

Spenser Barrett, director of gross sales for the Hilton Backyard Inn and McKenna-Yost Conference Heart, straightens bedding in a guestroom on Nov. 21 at this Mattoon lodge, which is about to open Monday, Nov. 28.

The 4,340-square-foot banquet room may be divided into two 2,170-square-foot areas for occasions. The conference middle additionally has a separate entrance entrance from the lodge.

Jeremy Yost mentioned Stix Bar & Grille will be capable to cater conference middle occasions whereas serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and spirits to lodge company and most people in its eating room. He mentioned the restaurant’s menu gadgets will vary from a white pizza that was a favourite on the Charleston Stix to an espresso-rubbed steak.

Barrett mentioned the lodge’s facilities additionally embody a store promoting comfort gadgets, plus prepackaged sandwiches and salads from Stix. The lodge additionally has hearth pits and grills on its grounds and a health middle room. An indoor pool is about to open later this 12 months.

Hotel fitness center

Hilton Backyard Inn and McKenna-Yost Conference Heart Director of Gross sales Spenser Barrett, at middle left, and Yost Enterprises CEO Jeremy Yost observe on Nov. 21 as health middle gear is assembled at this lodge, which is about to open Monday, Nov. 28.

Don Yost mentioned he’s grateful to metropolis officers for his or her assist of the mission; common contractor Horve Builders for main the development; and Peoples Financial institution & Belief President and CEO John Gardner in Pana for approving the mission’s financing and coordinating its U.S. Division of Agriculture mortgage.

“We pledge to offer our greatest efforts to make Mattoon and better Coles County proud,” Don Yost mentioned.

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