San Diego`s Newly Renovated Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express announced today that the newly renovated 88-room Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Mission Bay opened Jan. 16, representing another addition to the midscale brand’s portfolio of limited-service hotels.

The Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Mission Bay is owned and managed by DKN Hospitality under a license agreement with an affiliate of Six Continents Hotels, Inc.

“Development in the San Diego area is important in expanding our Holiday Inn Express consumer base and establishing a strong presence in prime tourist locations,” said Jenifer Zeigler, vice president of marketing for the Holiday Inn Express brand. “Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers.”

Situated in the business district of Pacific Beach, the hotel is within walking distance to Mission Bay and local eateries. San Diego’s primary tourist attractions are just minutes from the hotel, including the Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, Sea World, Pacific Beach, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Old Town.

The newly renovated property offers a variety of amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and complimentary parking. In the evenings, guests are welcome to freshly baked cookies. Environmentally conscious, the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Mission Bay participates in a water conservation program.
Standard Holiday Inn Express guest room accommodations will feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, cable television, long-distance access, hairdryer, coffee machine, non-stick iron and ironing board and safety deposit boxes. For those travelers with business needs, guestrooms will also provide a work desk, data ports, multi-line phones with private voicemail, Internet access, complimentary USA Today newspapers and ergonomic chairs in King rooms.

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“We spent more than $1 million to convert this property from a Comfort Inn to a Holiday Inn Express and are proud of the end result,” said Nish Desai, general manager. “San Diego is a well-traveled market for both conventions and tourism and a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn Express product.”
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Mission Bay will offer competitive rates for business and leisure travelers, toll free (U.S. and Canada only) and free local phone calls. The newly renovated property will be one of the first hotels to feature the Express Start breakfast bar. The new complimentary breakfast bar, which will become a standard at all Holiday Inn Express hotels by April 2003, will feature traditional morning favorites as well as Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee and cinnamon rolls with an exclusive recipe developed especially for Holiday Inn Express.
The hotel is located at 4610 De Soto St., San Diego, Calif., 92109. Telephone: (858) 483-9800; Facsimile: (858) 483-4010.


Holiday Inn Express continues to set the pace in the limited-service hotel category as the fastest-growing hotel brand, opening on average two new hotels every week. Holiday Inn Express adds to its achievements a growing list of industry and consumer accolades such as being named the top hotel choice for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur magazine as well as the top hotel brand in its segment by Business Travel News. Holiday Inn Express captured the Travel Industry Association’s 2001 Odyssey Award, in the category of Travel Advertising, for its Stay Smart® advertising campaign. The brand has also captured the American Marketing Association`s EFFIE awards (1999-2002). The national EFFIEs are the only major awards to recognize business results attributable to advertising campaigns.

The Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Mission Bay participates in Priority Club Rewards, the world`s first hotel loyalty program. Guests benefit from new member-preferred features like points transfer, points purchase and the fastest way to Elite status, with competitive features of no blackout dates and no point expiration to form a powerful program that is easy and truly rewarding. According to CNN: “The new Priority Club Rewards program is the best one around…” Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free and Priority Club Rewards points can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles, or free room nights at more than 3,300 hotels worldwide. Guests may enroll online at www.priorityclub.com, call 800-272-9273 or register at any Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Holiday Inn Express hotels offer outstanding value and customer service in more than 1,400 locations around the world. For more information about Holiday Inn Express or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com.

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