InterConti expands NY portfolio

InterContinental has announced a new
Holiday Inn Express in Brooklyn, N.Y., expected to open this month adding 115 new hotel rooms to the New York metropolitan area.Holiday Inn Express opened its first hotel in Manhattan in the fall of 2005 and another is scheduled to open later this year in West Chelsea at 29th Street between 7th and 8th Ave.

With the addition of the Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn, there will be nearly 30 Holiday Inn Express hotels with more than 2,300 guestrooms in the state of New York. The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in New York, represented by six of its brands, includes the upper upscale, upscale, full service, limited service, upscale extended-stay and midscale extended- stay segments with more than 80 hotels and over 15,000 rooms.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious travelers. The Holiday Inn Express system includes more than 1,600 hotels located primarily in roadside and suburban locations. Frequent business travelers become more accustomed to the value and service provided by our hotels and the demand for branded, mid-tier hotels in urban markets has increased,” said Verchele Wiggins, vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Express. “As a leader in this segment, we are poised to reach metropolitan customers by further developing in areas such as New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.”


Situated one mile from downtown Brooklyn, on Union St. between 3rd and 4th Ave., the new 33,000 sq.-ft. property is just seven miles from New York City area attractions. The train station, located just one mile from the hotel, conveniently connects guests to Central Park, Times Square and Rockefeller Center in just minutes.


“We chose to develop a Holiday Inn Express in Park Slope because of its proximity to downtown Brooklyn,” said Robbie Wilson, city manager, Magna Hospitality Group, LC. “There is also a shortage of hotels in this area and because we have had such great success with Holiday Inn Express hotels, we decided to develop another in Park Slope.”

InterContinental has also been nominated this year for a


World Travel Award as World’s Leading Hotel Brand.