Plamondon Hospitality Partners Expands Their Award-Winning Hospitality Services to Johnstown, Pennsylvania

June 11, 2024

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown was Purchased by Plamondon Hospitality Partners as Part of Their Expansion into New Markets

Frederick, MD (June 11, 2024) – Plamondon Hospitality Partners is excited to announce their purchase of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites marks the beginning of Plamondon’s transition into the region’s market.

Peter Plamondon, Jr., Co-President of the Plamondon Hospitality Partners, stated, “We’re thrilled to grow our footprint by bringing our longstanding, family-owned brand of hospitality to the Johnstown market. We believe Johnstown presents wonderful opportunities to not only invest in and support the resiliency of the local business climate but also to provide ongoing employment opportunities to residents of the area. We look forward to providing an unparalleled hospitality experience for our guests and associates alike.”

The Plamondon family business was started in 1980 by Peter Plamondon Sr., a former Marriott executive. The company is now led by the next generation, Peter Plamondon Jr. and Jim Plamondon, who inherited their father’s passion for quality hospitality, community engagement, and strong family values. Today, Plamondon Hospitality Partners is the largest hotel operator in central Maryland, operating 14 Marriott and Hilton Select Service properties throughout the region as well as Pennsylvania and Georgia. The newest addition in Johnstown brings their portfolio to 15 total hotels.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown location has 93 rooms, a meeting space with modern amenities, a high-tech business center, an expansive fitness center, and an outdoor pool. During the ownership transition, Plamondon will be renovating the guestrooms and public spaces to further elevate guests’ experiences. The hotel will also remain affiliated with the Holiday Inn Express brand by IHG Hotels & Resorts.

As Plamondon is in a strategic period of growth, Jeff Plamondon, Director of Real Estate and Business Development for Plamondon Hospitality Partners, stated, “Our nearby properties in Altoona, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland have been very successful, with both being ‘best in class’ properties in their respective markets. We felt the Holiday Inn Express was a natural fit into our expanding presence in the region as the property is the highest quality and best located hotel in the market.”

Johnstown has become a hub of national industries, including government, healthcare, and education industries. Major companies such as Lockheed Martin, Concurrent Technologies, and Leonard DRS Technologies, as well as local corporate and educational institutions, such as the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, bring in visitors and business to the area on a regular basis.

Plamondon is excited to offer their hospitality services to support local economic demands, and according to Jeff Plamondon, “We look forward to getting involved in the local community via business-to-business contacts, charitable giving opportunities, and participating in local community events.”

In addition to supporting the business and tourism industries, Plamondon also brings a reputation of award-winning company culture and employment opportunities. Their mission emphasizes family, safety, community, education, and guest experience. From competitive salary and benefit packages to tuition reimbursement for continuing education, the emphasis on employee satisfaction results in many internal promotions–68% of Plamondon management has been promoted from hourly associate positions. By investing in employees, Plamondon Hospitality Partners is able to foster a strong workforce and experienced leadership.

Located in Frederick, Maryland, the Plamondon Companies is comprised of Plamondon Hospitality Partners, a hotel management and development company, and affiliates Plamondon Enterprises Inc and the Roy Rogers Franchise Company LLC, which owns Roy Rogers Restaurants, the western-themed, quick- service restaurant chain. Plamondon Hospitality Partners includes Marriott and Hilton properties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. For more information, visit and

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