Cross Country Inn

Do you remember Cross Country Inn?

Don Kenney opened the first Cross Country Inn motel in Columbus, Ohio, the first property in what became a first-rate, limited-service hotel chain that grew to more than 3,000 rooms across 30 properties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan, and was valued in excess of $113 million.

Columbus real estate developer Don Kenney has sold his hotels as he winds down the 15-year run of his Cross Country Inn chain. Don Kenney sold seven Cross Country hotels and a Super 8 motel this month in a 10-property deal for $28 million to an investor affiliated with a Chicago-area bank.

The Rise & Fall of Cross Country Inn

1988
Founded
Cross Country Inn was Founded

Cross Country Inn was an American motel chain founded in 1988 by Don Kenney. It had more than 30 locations in the Midwestern United States at its peak.

2005
Defunct
The End of Cross Country Inn

In 2003, Kenney sold the chain's assets. The last of the motels was sold in 2005.

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