Global hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group is opening of the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem following extensive renovations.
Features of the new property are in line with the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch which has created a more contemporary brand image as part of the drive to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The programme focuses on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president, Brand Management, The Americas, IHG.
“With more than 2,100 properties worldwide and 440 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express brand continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE – Bensalem into the Holiday Inn family with its brand-new sign and everything it represents.”
The 141-room, three-story hotel provides a variety of amenities - including an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a meeting room and a 24-hour business center.
The new hotel also offers guests a comfortable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 42-inch HD flat screen TV, iPod docking station, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee.
Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access both in the rooms and throughout the hotel, and free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers. The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee.
“We’re pleased to be joining the Holiday Inn brand family and to be able to offer visitors to the “City of Brotherly Love” outstanding service and a great value in a convenient location,” said General Manager Joanne Johnston. “Holiday Inn Express is a fresh brand that we believe fits well with the needs of visitors to the Philadelphia area,.”
The hotel is situated near the office of Kraft Foods, Holy Family University andthe Franklin Mills® Mall. Those visiting the Philadelphia area for leisure will discover that many of the area’s historic attractions such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, are just a short drive away. Nearby Bucks County features historic buildings and sites, museums and outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania’s beautiful countryside
The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, a signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.
Located at 1329 Bristol Pike, the hotel is centrally situated in suburban Bensalem midway between downtown Philadelphia and historic Bucks County. Directly off Interstate 95, the new Holiday Inn Express is just 16 miles from Philadelphia’s historic district and 30 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.