The Travelodge at 3315 Bardstown Road is no longer officially part of the Travelodge chain.
The national office of the Travelodge chain has confirmed this and is making effort to get its sign from the hotel.
The 3315 Bardstown Rd location also no longer shows up in the database at www.travelodge.com.
The automated answering system at this motel says that it is now the “Travel Inn.” A call to the hotel was answered on the second try and the base room rate is $45.99 per night for a room with a king-size bed.
According to the Jefferson County Property Assessor Website the property is owned by Lite View Unlimited LLC. The address of the corporation is the address of the motel.
The Kentucky Secretary of State Website reports that the manager of Lite View Unlimited LLC is Vimla Rai. Per state records she was also the organizer in 2004. She has been registered as the sole corporation manager on all the documents posted on the Secretary of State website.
Notoriety attached to this property.
There is some notoriety attached to this motel. Jefferson County Clerk of Court documents report that Vimla Rai was a co-mortgage holder with her husband Chiman Rai of Madison Mississippi.
Chiman Rai was convicted in 2008 in Fulton County Georgia of having masterminded the 2000 killing of his daughter-in-law and hiring two hit men to carry it out.
Sparkle Rai, who had been a clerk at this particular hotel, was found murdered in Fulton County, Georgia in the presence of her seven-month-old daughter one month after she had married Rai’s son.
Chiman Rai was sentenced to life in prison.