IHG is opening the new Holiday Inn North Phoenix, which recently underwent a conversion from a Ramada Plaza hotel. The extensive $4.5 million renovation includes a complete remodeling of the hotel.
The first hotel in Phoenix to install a solarwater-heating system to provide hot water to the entire property, the new Holiday Inn North Phoenix was developed to be more efficient to build, operateand maintain.
Conveniently located just 15 minutesfrom Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix, the new hoteloffers 2,750 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and an outdoor poolwith a whirlpool.
The new hotel includes features inkeeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn re-launch, the largest project of itskind in the history of the hospitality industry. First announced in 2007, therelaunch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the driveto increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The programfocuses on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and aredesigned logo and signage.
“We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels with the brand newsign and everything it represents. Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed for business and familyoriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, andthis property fits well within that offering,” saidGina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management the Americas, IHG. “Development in Phoenix is important in expandingour Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across theAmericas.”
The 91,000 square foot hotel at 12027N. 28th Drive – at the intersection of I-17 and Cactus Road – has174 rooms, including eight suites. The exterior of the hotel, as well as thelobby, restaurant and lounge, feature a modern fresh design unique to theHoliday Inn brand.
“Holiday Inn has always representedquality and comfort, and our new hotel takes the Holiday Inn experience to awhole new level,” said General Manager Christopher Watt. “We are dedicated toproviding an excellent product, superior service and an experience that willbring guests back to us whenever they’re in the Phoenix area.”
An ideal location for both businessand leisure travelers, the Holiday Inn North Phoenix is just minutes fromnationally recognized golf courses, Arizona State University’s West Campus,Westgate City Center, University of Phoenix Stadium, Jobing.com Arena, ChaseField and the Deer Valley Municipal Airport. It is also a short drive from theMetro Center Mall and from the neighboring communities of Scottsdale, Tempe andPeoria.
The area is home to the corporateheadquarters of PetSmart Corporation and Goodwill Corporation and to the officesof other companies including, American Express, Discover Financial Services, John C. Lincoln Hospital, Banner Health, Farmers Insurance and Renal CareGroup.
The full service hotel includes the Tandoori Times 3restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. An authentic Indian bistro, Tandoori Times 3provides guests with a relaxed casual atmosphere that includes a lounge andpatio bar. Known for its exotic dishes from the northern regions of India, the restaurant also offers American fare, including the standard Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, with signature items such as Rainforest Alliance™ Certified coffee, Cinnamon Supreme French Toast™ and SkilletInspirations™. Kids 12 and younger eatfree at Holiday Inn when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurantand accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right…On Time™, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures thatguests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, everytime.
The hotel design has a residentialatmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. The hotel features anatural, fresh color palette punctuated by pops of energetic colors. Guest beds are made using crisp, whitebedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” While thebathrooms include a specially designed showerhead that offers superiorpressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and newamenities.
The residential design includes business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation, data ports,complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers, complimentary high-speed Internet accessin guest rooms and WiFi capabilities. In addition, each room features thestandard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen orking-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, a 32-inch flat-screen TV,hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.