Holiday Inn Express set to open in British Columbia

Holiday Inn Express set to open in British Columbia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is planning to open the new 99-room Holiday Inn Express Fort St. John hotel.

Located at 9504 Alaska Road, the newest addition to IHG’s portfolio in British Columbia features an open concept design and casual atmosphere packed with an array of on-site amenities such as an indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, fully equipped fitness center, around 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 24-hour business center.

All rooms include a refrigerator, a Keurig coffee machine, microwave, and 42” HD television. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience. Business travelers can also take advantage of the large desks, ergonomic chairs, free local and toll free phone calls with private voicemail, complimentary breakfast and electronic copies of The Globe & Mail.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn® Brand Family, IHG. “With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express brand portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.”

“We are pleased to be a part of the Holiday Inn Express brand portfolio and to be able to offer travellers an outstanding guest experience at a great value in a convenient location,” said Tannis Frantik, general manager. “We believe this brand fits the needs of our guests and that’s why a significant investment was made to build this new property.”

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The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items, and now features healthy breakfast items, including Oikos yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Special K cereal with red berries, new oatmeal flavors in cups, and a toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee.

Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, 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. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. 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.

The Holiday Inn Express Fort St. John hotel, owned by Pomeroy Lodging and managed by Pomeroy Inn & Suites Inc., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.