IHG Opens New Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Close to Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix North; Hotel Designed for Both Value-Conscious Business and Leisure Travelers
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 22 September 2013
Release date- 19092013 - ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Phoenix North/Scottsdale. The four-story 104-room hotel adds to IHG's portfolio in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. The hotel is located at 4575 E. Irma Lane at the intersection of Loop 101 & Tatum Blvd. in Scottsdale, Ariz.
'Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,' said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn brand family. 'With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.'
The new addition to hotels in Phoenix is designed with the Holiday Inn brand family's $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
'We are excited to join the Holiday Inn brand family,' said Anju Desai, general manager. 'Phoenix is a thriving city, and with the Scottsdale metro area nearby, there is plenty on offer whether visiting for business or vacation.'
Just half a mile from the Musical Instrument Museum and in the Desert Ridge area of North Phoenix/Scottsdale, the 60,000 sq.-ft. property is also near the Wild Fire Golf Course. Additionally, the hotel is in proximity to several corporations.
All 104 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North/Scottsdale are equipped with refrigerators and microwave ovens. Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as a swimming pool and a meeting room that can accommodate up 32 attendees. The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay with innovative, preferred guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center with PC computers. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY newspapers.
The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Guest bathrooms feature the SimplySmart shower, which incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart Kohler showerhead and a signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.
The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests' needs whatever the occasion - from an award-winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property to a city-centre Holiday Inn hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Phoenix North/Scottsdale, owned and managed by Kuber Hotel Group is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.
Holiday Inn Express participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards Club. The industry's first, largest and fast-growing guest loyalty program with over 74 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG's more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.
About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.
Manjusha Sharma, IHG, firstname.lastname@example.org, (770) 604-8781
Sarah-Ann Soffer, Holiday Inn Brand Family, email@example.com, (770) 604-2707
Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Staybridge Suites Hotels, Candlewood Suites Hotels, EVEN Hotels and HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 74 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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