The Holiday Inn Express owner has hired a design expert to handle structural problems with the hotel. The owner closed the doorson Tuesday because engineers told the City of Lubbock it was a structural hazard to the public. The decision came less than twenty-four hours after NewsChannel 11 aired an investigative report, exposing the problem.
Dulan Elder, the attorney for the hotel owner says their engineer will be testing the facility to see what corrections need to be made.
Reports Reveal Public Safety Concerns with Lubbock Hotel
Two structural engineers in separate reports allege the Holiday Inn Express on Interstate 27 and Avenue Q could collapse when at full capacity.
Lubbock Building Officials Propose Inspection Changes
Holiday Inn Express owners are looking for a design expert to remodel the hotel deemed hazardous to the public. It remains closed on Interstate 27 and Avenue Q.