Relax and Indulge! Immerse yourself in the brand new Boutique Express experience by IHG. Coupled with outstanding service, the new FORMULA BLUE engages guests with first class amenities and beautiful decor through a fresh, contemporary, high-tech design. Smart Design for Smart Travel. Positioned in a perfect location in between Effingham, IL and Mt. Vernon, IL. Whether you are just passing through or Salem is your final destination, you will be sure to enjoy our small town hospitality. The Brand New Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Salem offers an indoor pool with a beautiful outdoor patio with a fire pit and grill. Adding to the incredible value, we provide an array of complimentary amenities including a Hot Breakfast Buffet, 24-hour Fitness Center and Business Center and reliable high-speed wireless Internet throughout our hotel.