IHG expands Holiday Inn Express Portfolio in Southeast US

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel groups by number of rooms announces plans for a NEW 73-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Pensacola, FL. The hotel is scheduled to open August, 2009.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pensacola-Warrington will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full selection of breakfast items including cheddar cheese omelets, bacon, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a new line of cinnamon-scented bath products. And, guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection where they will find new crisp fresh bedding which features an attractive decorative top sheet, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brands, The Americas. “With more than 1,800 properties worldwide and more than 700 properties in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like the panhandle of Florida and Pensacola providing our guests with a enhanced stay experience at a great value.”

The NEW 42,000 sq.-ft. property offers a variety of amenities for every guest to enjoy. Standard Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotels offer 32 in High-Definition flat panel Television, microwave, refrigerator, free wireless/ wired High Speed Internet Access, free local phone and toll free (U.S. and Canada only), and complimentary USA Today newspapers. All guests can enjoy the hotel’s Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool with whirlpool, Business Center, a small convenience shop and 24-Hour Front Desk to accommodate all needs.