Express Inn and Suites was renovated in 2006 by a family of Floridians. It was a non-operating business until Robert and Elizabeth came to Gastonia in search of a new venture. Their goal is to help make a difference in the community by reviving unwanted properties and providing guests with a safe and comfortable environment. Currently it is a landmark to locals in Gastonia as the “Colorful Hotel.” The hotel has a colorful and floral Caribbean themed atmosphere that brightens the guest’s mood by putting them in a tropical zone. Express Inn and Suites will continue to grow with the community in order to help build Gastonia into a well known city like its counterparts in North Carolina.