Tuscon Gets Renovated Holiday Inn Express

InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that the newly renovated 66-room Holiday Inn Express-Tucson, Ariz., recently opened, representing another addition to the mid-scale brand’s portfolio of limited-service hotels.
The Holiday Inn Express-Tucson is owned and managed by MMP-Grant, 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, senior vice president, brand management, Holiday Inn Express. “Development in the Tucson area is important in expanding our Holiday Inn Express consumer base and establishing a strong presence in prime business and tourist locations.”

The newly renovated hotel is just minutes from downtown Tucson and is conveniently located off Interstate 10. The 22,000 sq-ft. property is less than five miles from area shopping and a variety of restaurants. Golf Link and Davis-Montham Air Force Base are also just minutes from the hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express-Tucson offers a variety of amenities such as a 24-hour front desk, express check out, complimentary parking and outdoor pool. The hotel has six suites, each equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, CD players and fax machines. Two suites feature a Jacuzzi.

Standard Holiday Inn Express guest room accommodations include 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.

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“More than $2 million has been invested to convert this property from a Baymont Inn to a Holiday Inn Express, and we are pleased with the end result,” said Kenny Patel, general manager. “Tucson is a well-traveled market for both leisure and business and a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn Express product.”

The Holiday Inn Express-Tucson offers competitive rates for business and leisure travelers, toll free (U.S. and Canada only) and free local phone calls. The newly renovated 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 newly renovated hotel is located at 1560 W. Grant Rd., Tucson, Ariz., 85745. Telephone: (520) 624-3200; Facsimile: (520) 622-3212.

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-Tucson 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.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,300 hotels and 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world (www.ichotelsgroup.com). The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites, and also has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK.
InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and reservations capability on the Internet - www.intercontinental.com for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, www.crowneplaza.com for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, www.holiday-inn.com for Holiday Inn hotels, www.hiexpress.com for Express by Holiday Inn hotels, www.staybridge.com for Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels and, for the Group’s rewards programme, www.priorityclub.com

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