Carefully crafting an image appealing to a wide audience, Holiday Inn showed itself as a place for all. Note the jet airliner in each of the views used to demonstrate modernity! In the earliest card it closely resembles a Delta Airlines DC-8!
A Renewed Vision: From the Nation's to the World's Innkeeper, Holiday Inn adopted its expanded mission in 1969.
Above: Advertising cards ca 1960-1970s: Kummerlowe Archive

Postcard ca. 1960s: Kummerlowe Archive

Baton Rouge-North, LA - Airline Hwy. @ Greenwell St.
  • Opened about December 1958
  • Featured 126 rooms with more added later
  • Operated as a Best Western later
  • Served as housing for medical interns and charity hospital clinic
  • Demolished in early 2000s
  • Aerial View
Brochure circa 1970s: Dan Donahue
February 17, 2002: Kummerlowe Archive

February 21, 2009: Kummerlowe Archive
Brochure ca. 1980s: Dan Donahue
Baton Rouge-South, LA
- Airline Hwy. @ I-12
  • Opened in about April 1968
  • Expanded in the 1980s & was a "Holidome"
  • Modified during the 1990s
  • Original section to be possibly demolished or converted
  • Aerial View
February 21, 2009: Kummerlowe Archive

March 22, 2009: Kummerlowe Archive

Baton Rouge-West (Port Allen), LA - La. 415 @ I-10
  • Early highway hotel style
  • Set to open about August 1972
  • Compact footprint in awkward site
  • 4 floors and 142 all exterior entry rooms
  • Became a HIE in 1990s--converted into a Quality Inn during early 2000s
  • Satellite View

March 22, 2009: Kummerlowe
January 6, 2012: Kummerlowe
Gonzales, LA - Hwy 30 near I-10
  • Classic ca. 1970s --all exterior entry with two floors
  • Owned by the Robert Family (pronounced "rowbear")
  • Intercontinental ordered the elimination of all classic-style HIs
  • Despite denials by employees of the pending change, the site lost its Holiday Inn franchise and became a Clarion in 2011
  • Robert family opened new built HI express adjacent to Tanger Outlet Mall in 2011
  • Satellite View

March 22, 2009: Kummerlowe Archive

Baton Rouge, LA -- Constitution Ave. @ I-10
  • Built as a non-standard Holiday Inn Express in the 1990s
  • Located at the edge of a heavily trafficked "motel row"
  • Lost HIE status ca. 2007 became a Comfort Inn
  • Aerial View