First Holiday Inn Express® Slope-side Development Situated in Heart of Big Sky Resort and Mounta

Holiday Inn Express announced today that the new 90-suite Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn hotel in Big Sky, Mont. will open March 1, representing another addition to the mid-scale brand’s portfolio of limited-service hotels.

SEC Realty, LLC, operated under a license agreement with an affiliate of Six Continents Hotels, Inc., and managed by Peter Simon, developed the Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn.

“Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn is the first national franchise hotel located in Big Sky Resort at the Mountain Village, and the first slope-side development for Holiday Inn Express,” said Jenifer Zeigler, vice president of marketing for the Holiday Inn Express brand. “Development in this growing Montana resort area is important in establishing a strong presence in a prime tourist location and expanding our Holiday Inn Express consumer base.”

Situated in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village, Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn is located just steps from the ski slopes as well as prime shopping and restaurants. This hotel is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast by providing easy access to downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, backcountry adventures, fishing and dog sledding. The hotel is 45 minutes away from Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest national park in the world.


The new, 70,491-square-foot property offers several unique amenities such as an indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, an exercise room, meeting rooms and business center. The centerpiece of the hotel is a two-story-high Great Room that has breathtaking views of Lone Peak Mountain through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Standard Holiday Inn guest-room accommodations will feature comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, cable television, free long-distance access, hairdryer, coffee machine, and ironing board. For the business traveler, guestrooms will provide a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports, Internet access, complimentary USA Today newspapers, and in-room checkout capabilities.

“Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn is designed to be the smart choice for travelers,” said Peter Simon, hotel general manager. “At the new Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn hotel, we provide guests with a high level of luxury and amenities while retaining the hallmark attractions of value and family-friendly service of Holiday Inn Express.”

Holiday Inn Express hotels are a smart choice for travelers looking for fresh, clean and modern hotels. The new hotel will offer a complimentary breakfast bar (featuring fresh fruit, cereal and pastries), free local (U.S. and Canada only) and 1-800 phone calls, and the ability to earn Priority Club points that can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles, or free room nights in more than 3,200 hotels.

Holiday Inn Express/Mountain Inn will cater to value-oriented travelers offering competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel’s address is 75 Sitting Bull Road, Big Sky, Mont. 59716; telephone; 877-995-7858 and facsimile; 406-995-7341.

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