“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, The Americas, IHG. “With more than 2,000 properties worldwide and hundreds more properties in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family.”
The renovation of the three-story hotel is in keeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, first announced in 2007. The relaunch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the drive to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The program focuses on arrival and welcome services, as well as guest-room and guest bath comfort.
“We are pleased to join the Holiday Inn family and proud to be able to showcase the brand’s latest changes,” said General Manager Terry Swingle. “We look forward to providing our guests with outstanding service, a fresh look and an outstanding hotel-stay experience.”
Centrally located in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains, the Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City South – Midvale is not far from several world-class ski resorts,including Snowbird, Alta, Solitude and Brighton Ski Resorts, and mountains offering a variety of outdoor activities.
Leisure travelers can enjoy nearby attractions, including the Hogle Zoo, Temple Square, the Lagoon Amusement Park, as well as Jungle Jim’s Playland, all just a short distance away. The hotel is also close to major sports venues, including Energy Solutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, Rice Eccles Stadium and Rio Tinto Stadium. It is also within walking distance to several restaurants and shopping outlets.
For business travelers, the new Holiday Inn Express is just a short distance from the Intermountain Medical Center, South Towne Exposition Center and the LDS Conference Center.
The 42,000 square-foot hotel is 100 percent smoke-free and features a variety of amenities, including an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center and 24-hour business center. The hotel also offers complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access. All rooms include a living area with a sofa bed and a large desk with an ergonomic chair.
Guest rooms include 35” flat-screen televisions, comfortable queen or king-sized beds and the SimplySmartTM bedding collection where guests will find new, crisp and fresh bedding, an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets. The SimplySmart shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart Kohler showerhead and a signature shower curtain with curved rod. The sitting area includes a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Guests can enjoy free local and toll free (U.S. only) calls, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.
All hotel stays include the free Express StartSM Breakfast Bar with hot breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs or omelets, bacon, sausage and biscuits. Guests also find traditional breakfast buffet items such as cereal, yogurt, breads, 100 percent Arabica Smart Roast CoffeeSM and Express StartSM hot cinnamon rolls.
The Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City South – Midvale is owned and managed by Pearl Hospitality Inc. The hotel is located at 7134 South 700 East, Midvale, Utah.