InterContinental Hotels Group and Panorama Sport Hotel AS have announced an agreement to bring a new Holiday Inn to Zilina,
Slovakia.Construction of the hotel is already underway and the 126 room
Holiday Inn Zilina is due to open in January 2007.
Zilinia is 200km from Slovakia’s capital of Bratislava and is strategically
located half way between Bratislava and Kosice - the country’s second
Slovakia’s main industry is car production and its related automotive
supplier business with Zilina at the heart of this. A global car
manufacturer has recently chosen to develop a production plant in Zilina.
The Holiday Inn Zilina will therefore be a welcome addition, providing
accommodation for this growing industry.
Holiday Inn Zilina is also located near to a large sports stadium, skiing
areas and nature reserves, so the hotel will also attract leisure visitors
to the area.
The hotel will feature the ‘La Grande’ restaurant, the ‘Toscana’ coffee shop
and a bar. Facilities also include a fitness centre complete with indoor
swimming pool and a selection of gift shops.
Robin Wicks, Chief Operating Officer, Holiday Inn Brands Europe, commented:
“Holiday Inn Zilina is IHG’s third hotel in Slovakia and its first outside
of Bratislava. Its opening will bring IHG’s room count in Slovakia to 463
and is another step towards achieving IHG’s global goal of adding 50,000 to
60,000 rooms on a net and organic basis across all our brands by the end of
2008. IHG also has two more signed deals in the pipeline for Slovakia with a
107 room Holiday Inn in Trnava and a 176 room Express by Holiday Inn at