JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Call it retro, call it rediscovery—but a movement is underway in the lodging industry to reinvent the old school motor inn. Once thought of as a relic of the past—the family station wagon pulled up in front of a chattering ice machine, a flickering ‘vacancy’ sign with a few letters burned out provided a soft wash of color on the wall of a small, dingy room smelling of stale cigarette smoke—has now become THE place to stay on vacation.
Travelers across the country are coming back to the motel as their first choice of lodging. Massive hotel chains can’t offer the charm and personal attention of the roadside motor inn, and many moteliers are finding out travelers can’t get enough of the motel makeover underway in America.
A perfect example of the revitalization trend is Mountain Modern Motel (MMM). Formerly Painted Buffalo Inn, Mountain Modern transformed its 135-room property into a plaid-to-the-bone, stylish motel with frontier flare. It’s welcoming design and vibrant atmosphere is more than just good looks. MMM has packed four-star service into the lobby which serves as a combination of basecamp, boutique, and coffee shop.
Forget everything you thought you knew about the motel industry. Get to Mountain Modern Motel today for the Chamber Mixer Thursday, December 14 from 5-7pm.
The Mixer will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. The lobby space will be open for people to mingle and the pool area and a few rooms will be opened to showcase all of the amenities. Food and beverage will be served in all locations (lobby/pool area/rooms), so Chamber members can spread out and experience everything MMM has to offer.
- Sweet Cheeks Meats will be catering.
- Jackson Hole Winery will be pouring glasses of red and white.
- Local brews will be available along with soft drinks and hot chocolate
- Prizes include a stay at Mountain Modern Motel, MMM hats, and $15 Visa gift cards that the winner can use to “Shop Local” at any of the small businesses in Jackson.