Holiday Inn Offers Discount To Mature Travelers

ATLANTA (March 2002) - As America’s hotel, the Holiday Inn® brand continues to meet the needs of travelers by providing innovative ways to make vacationing more affordable. Holiday Inn hotels are now offering travelers age 55 and over the opportunity to maximize their travel budgets this spring at hotel locations across the U.S., Mexico and Canada to destination locations such as Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Orlando. This special offer for mature travelers allows guests to save a minimum of 25 percent off the non-discounted room rate on reservations made in advance under the Seasonal Rate offer at participating Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Holiday Inn Select®, Holiday Inn SunSpree® Resort and Holiday Inn Family Suites hotels in the U.S. and Canada. As an added value at all Holiday Inn hotels, kids and “grandkids” eat and stay free.

To take advantage of the discount, consumers age 55+ must check-in by April 30, 2002. For full details or to book online, visit and click on the Mature Traveler link under Featured Offers or call 1-800-HOLIDAY and ask for the Mature Traveler promotion.

Holiday Inn Turns 50
August 1, 2002 marks the 50th Anniversary of America’s Hotel, Holiday Inn. American entrepreneur Kemmons Wilson opened the first Holiday Inn hotel in 1952 in Memphis, Tenn., after he returned from a family road trip discouraged over the lack of family and value-oriented lodging. Today the Holiday Inn brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world with more than 1,600 hotels worldwide. The brand offers today’s travelers dependability, friendly service and modern attractive facilities at an excellent value. Holiday Inn hotels provide the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges.