Quality Communities for Army Families

The PAL program is a partnership between the Army and private industry to improve the condition of on-post lodging facilities and provide for their long-term sustainment.

Privatization under the PAL initiative gives the Army the ability to leverage private sector capital and best business practices, providing quality facilities today that will be sustained throughout the next 50 years

Working together, we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Soldiers and families each year!

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Fort Polk Opens Army's First Branded Holiday Inn Express

August 4th, 2010 was a big day on the US Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express-branded hotel. It was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring guests from the Office of the Secretary of the Army, local communities and Fort Polk leadership. The event signaled Fort Polk's completion of phase one of the Army's Privatization of Army Lodging, or PAL, program.

Before

Before picture of Fort Polk Guesthouse Lobby Before picture of Magnolia Room

After

Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Sign Exterior of Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express
Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Lobby Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Lobby
Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Breakfast area Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Business Center
Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Room Fort Polk Holiday Inn Express Room