LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The process for re-opening the Days Inn involves a number of inspections by county health officials.
Currently, all health department licenses for the hotel are suspended due to the condemnation order in place after several water lines broke in the hotel on Friday. The damage spread to 14 rooms, along with taking out water, power, and heat to the facility.
The licenses are for the restaurant, hotel, whirlpool, and pool at the Days Inn.
Aron Newberry with the La Crosse County Health Department said Tuesday that the first step is to meet basic building health and safety standards required for occupying the hotel. Once the hotel is compliant, the condemnation order could be lifted.
After that, the licensing issues could be addressed.
The health department then would begin an inspection process. Working their way through the hotel, they’d issue temporary orders to repair what is required per code for licensing purposes.
Once those repairs are finished,the department would do a final inspection. If everything is up to code, the licenses would be re-issued.
General Manager Dan Deicher said in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon that they hoped to get fully operational by Friday.