Renovation and newest hotel in Kitty Hawk—Holiday Inn Express

By on April 22, 2023

Kitty Hawk, NC – Coastal Hospitality Associates, LLC (“Coastal Hospitality”) announced the completion of the multi-million-dollar renovation of the former Baymont by Wyndham Kitty Hawk in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and is now upgraded and converted to the Holiday Inn Express Kitty Hawk – Outer Banks.

The Holiday Inn Express Kitty Hawk – Outer Banks is owned and managed by Coastal Hospitality Associates, headquartered in Virginia Beach. The extensive renovation upgrades the property to the sleek and modern Formula Blue 2.0 design specifications for the Holiday Inn Express brand. Holiday Inn Express, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is one of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands with over 3000 properties worldwide.

Features of the new design include an open, pod-style front desk area; comfortable and flexible seating in the lobby, including community tables with built-in wired and wireless charging; streamlined guestrooms with a kitchen area (including a refrigerator, microwave and a Keurig coffeemaker), multiple points of power and several storage options. The Holiday Inn Express guest rooms provide a fresh, clean, and contemporary space with features that allow guests to be productive during their stay and have a great night’s sleep.

The newly renovated Holiday Inn Express features a new Dining Deck with pergola and firepit and offers complimentary breakfast with ample seating in the breakfast room and on the Trellis Terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with adjacent Poolside Pavilion featuring grills and seating, a complete fitness center, business center, and complimentary golf cart transportation to and from the beach for guests who prefer not to walk.

“We are thrilled for this new addition to our portfolio of hotels, and we very much look forward to the repositioning of this hotel to the Holiday Inn Express brand. The Outer Banks market has shown tremendous growth over the past decade and has proven uniquely robust.” says Chris Brown, President of Coastal Hospitality.

Coastal Hospitality also owns and operates the 100-room Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront, located only 10 miles south in Nags Head, NC. Originally the Nags Head Inn, the hotel was purchased by Coastal in late 2015 and underwent a similar conversion to the Holiday Inn Express brand.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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