New Holiday Inn Opens Williamsburg

ATLANTA, (July 24, 2003) - Holiday Inn Express announced today that the new 93-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Williamsburg, Va., recently opened, representing another addition to the midscale brand’s portfolio of limited-service hotels.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Williamsburg is owned by Williamsburg Lodging Associates and managed by LTD Management Co., Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

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

Situated in the heart of Historic Williamsburg, the new 61,000 square-foot hotel boasts exquisite décor with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the hotel’s lobby. The property is within minutes of Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Yorktown, Jamestown, outlet malls, College of William and Mary and numerous golf courses.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Williamsburg offers a variety of amenities such as a fitness center, indoor pool and guest laundry facility. Thirty-seven guestrooms are extended suites with microwaves, refrigerators and pull out sleeper-sofas.

Standard Holiday Inn Express guest room accommodations 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. For those travelers with business needs, guestrooms also provide large desks with ergonomic chairs, data ports, two phones with private voicemail, complimentary high-speed Internet access and complimentary USA Today newspapers.


“More than $8 million has been invested to build this property and we are pleased with the end result,” said Rebecca Holmes, general manager. “Williamsburg is a well-traveled market for tourism and business travel and a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites product.”

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Williamsburg offers competitive rates for business and leisure travelers, toll free (U.S. and Canada only) and free local phone calls. The new property features the Express Start breakfast bar. The complimentary new breakfast bar, which is a standard at all Holiday Inn Express hotels, features traditional morning favorites as well as Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee and warm cinnamon rolls prepared with an exclusive recipe developed especially for the Holiday Inn Express brand.

The new hotel is located at 1452 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, Va., 23185. Telephone: (757) 941-1057; Facsimile: (757) 941-1058

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 best low-priced hotel in Entrepreneur’s 10th Annual Travel Awards. Holiday Inn Express has also been recognized 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 Hotel & Suites-Williamsburg 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, call 800-272-9273 or register at any Holiday Inn Express hotel.
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