IHG Announces Opening of Surrey’s First Holiday Inn Hotel

IHG Announces Opening of Surrey’s First Holiday Inn Hotel

Holiday Inn New 76-room property will provide convenient place to stay for visitors of British Columbia

The Holiday Inn & Suites Surrey will showcase the brand’s new sign, which is the seal of approval that this hotel exemplifies the standards of the $1 billion Holiday Inn brand relaunch program. First announced in 2007, the relaunch program was established to create a more contemporary brand image, increase quality and drive consistency. The global estate of more than 3,300 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties is expected to be relaunched by the end of 2010.

‘We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels with the brand new sign and everything it represents. Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, and this property fits well within that offering,’ said Gina LaBarre, senior vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. ‘Development in Surrey is important in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas.’
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Situated in the heart of Surrey, the newly built 49,000 sq. ft. hotel is accessible to Vancouver by highway and is close to the USA border, Vancouver International Airport, Abbotsford International Airport, Ferry Terminals and the Trans Canada Highway. The property is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Fraser Downs Race Track & Casino and is just minutes from several businesses including Surrey School Board, Telus and International Paper Industries. Tourist attractions such as Downtown Vancouver, Historical Fort Langley and several golf courses are also a short drive from the hotel.

The hotel’s dining facility features the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, featuring signature items such as Cinnamon Supreme French Toast(TM) and Skillet Inspirations(TM). Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right…On Time(TM), also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s lounge, which will offer a pub fare menu. With more than 2,380 sq. ft. of function space, the hotel will also be available for business meetings and banquets.

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Standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable double queen or king-sized beds, deluxe suites with a mini kitchenette, a sitting area with a sofa bed and lounge chair, cable television, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: ‘soft’ and ‘firm.’ Bathrooms include a specially designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities. Guestrooms provide a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports and in-room check-out capabilities. Complimentary high speed Internet access and free wireless is also available. The Holiday Inn & Suites Surrey offers a variety of amenities such as an on-site fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and restaurant.

‘We invested $15 million to bring this property up to brand standards and are pleased to be able to offer a full-service IHG hotel to visitors of Surrey,’ said the, Owner/General Manager. ‘This city is a well-traveled market for tourism and business and a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn brand.’