IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the latest addition to the growing Holiday Inn Resort® portfolio with The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort – Hilton Head Island. The property is a conversion from a Holiday Inn® hotel and will officially join the Holiday Inn Resort portfolio in March, after a $5 million renovation.
“This conversion reflects our strategy to bring Holiday Inn Resort hotels to leisure destinations that are convenient for our guests,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, the Americas, IHG. “As part of the work surrounding the Holiday Inn relaunch, we identified opportunities for existing Holiday Inn hotels in resort markets to convert to the newly-created Holiday Inn Resort brand, paving the way for this renovation. This oceanfront property is in one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations in the world, making it an ideal addition to the Holiday Inn Resort portfolio.”
The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort – Hilton Head Island is located directly on the shoreline of the island’s popular Coligny Beach. With more than 50 miles of scenic peddling and nature trails at its doorstep, the 202-room resort’s newly designed interior emphasizes the island’s family-friendly biking culture and brings the island’s love for exploration indoors.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into a refined island atmosphere, with colorful bicycles suspended overhead. The property features an expanded oceanfront fitness center with new equipment, game room, remodeled restaurant, newly created oceanfront lounge, more than 4,500 square feet of meeting space, and the Tiki Hut, a wildly popular watering hole for locals and tourists alike. The guestrooms now feature a stylish, cool blue décor, new bedding and updated amenities, including flat screen TV’s, to reflect the natural colors and textures of the island landscape.
Integrated Capital, a Los Angeles based private equity firm, acquired the Holiday Inn - Hilton Head hotel in July 2011 with the goal of transforming the property into a casually elegant beachfront destination.
“Through our revitalization of this resort, we have embraced Hilton Head’s renowned island culture, incorporating it into every detail of the property,” said Stewart Cushman, Integrated Capital Partner. “This resort offers guests the perfect place for exploration or enjoying a relaxing beach escape,” added Kenneth Fearn, Integrated Capital Managing Partner.
The Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort – Hilton Head Island is managed by Hospitality Ventures Management Group under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
With the addition of this property, Holiday Inn Resort will have 18 locations in the Americas. Resorts in the pipeline include Big Bear, Calif.; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Bridgetown, Barbados; and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.