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Holiday Inn Express® Brand Hires Actor/Comedian Rob Riggle As Creative Director And Breakfast Excellence Honcho

July 10, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces a massive leap in the field of breakfast superiority with the hiring of actor/comedian Rob Riggle as the Holiday Inn Express® brand’s very first Creative Director and Breakfast Excellence Honcho. In this newly created and very important role, Riggle will be responsible for delivering comedic genius and driving Express Start breakfast enthusiasm for the brand through a variety of unique programs and content rolling out over the summer and fall of 2015.


Jennifer Gribble, Vice President, Holiday Inn Express® Brand, Americas, IHG commented: “Guests have told us that breakfast is one of the most influential factors when choosing where they stay, so the creation of this new position was a no brainer. In this role, Rob’s sole focus is to tell the world about our Express Start breakfast bar experience in the humorous and engaging way guests have come to expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand. His creativity, wit and colossal appetite for pancakes make him the perfect addition to the Holiday Inn Express team.”

The Holiday Inn Express brand will feature Riggle – actor, comedian and super smart man – in its latest Stay Smart®campaign spots, launching today. As his first order of breakfast business, Riggle is crowdsourcing a name for the brand’s incredibly smart, one-touch pancake machine – the first of several contributions to follow. Throughout the month of July, Riggle is challenging pancake lovers and breakfast aficionados to submit their best ideas for a chance to win a trip to Montreal or Vermont, or as Riggle calls them, “maple syrup Valhalla.” Entries will be judged* based on their creativity, humor and breakfast-relevancy. To enter for a chance to win, and for full contest rules, visithttp://pancakes.hiexpress.com/.

Rob Riggle, Creative Director and Breakfast Excellence Honcho, Holiday Inn Express® Brand, Americas, IHG said: “I’ve eaten breakfast my entire life, so I feel like I’ve been training for this job for quite some time, and it’s that commitment to the morning meal that has prepared me for brilliance in this role. I’m excited to use the skills I’ve been honing for years to bring breakfast at Holiday Inn Express hotels to the next level, starting with their freaking awesome one-touch pancake machine.”

Riggle is collaborating with the brand to contribute big ideas around when, where and how travelers experience the Holiday Inn Express brand’s delicious breakfast, which will be introduced in the coming months. Over the summer and fall, Riggle’s groundbreaking breakfast innovations will be featured onstaysmart.com as well as the Holiday Inn Express brand’sYouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (& D.C.) 18 AND OLDER, AND CANADA (EXCL. QC) WHO ARE AT LEAST THE AGE OF MAJORITY.  VOID IN QC AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Ends 7/31/15.For Official Rules, Instant Win Game odds disclosures, and prize descriptions, visit http://pancakes.hiexpress.com/. If Canadian resident, mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win. 1 Trip Prize and 212 Gift Card Prizes (approximate retail values from $10 USD to $5,888.16 USD) available to be won.  Sponsor: Six Continents Hotels, Inc., 3 Ravinia Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30346.

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