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IHG Opens New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Close to Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix North

September 21, 2013 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express®Hotel & Suites Phoenix North/Scottsdale.

The four-story 104-room hotel adds to IHG’s portfolio in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. The hotel is located at 4575 E. Irma Lane at the intersection of Loop 101 & Tatum Blvd. in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn® brand family.  “With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.”

The new addition to hotels in Phoenix is designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

“We are excited to join the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Anju Desai, general manager.  “Phoenix is a thriving city, and with the Scottsdale metro area nearby, there is plenty on offer whether visiting for business or vacation.”

Just half a mile from the Musical Instrument Museum and in the Desert Ridge area of North Phoenix/Scottsdale, the 60,000 sq.-ft. property is also near the Wild Fire Golf Course. Additionally, the hotel is in proximity to several corporations.

All 104 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix North/Scottsdale are equipped with refrigerators and microwave ovens. Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities such as a swimming pool and a meeting room that can accommodate up 32 attendees. The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay with innovative, preferred guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center with PC computers. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.

The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Guest bathrooms feature the SimplySmart™ shower, which incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead and a signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included.  Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.

The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion – from an award-winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property to a city-centre Holiday Inn hotel. The Holiday Inn Express Phoenix North/Scottsdale, owned and managed by Kuber Hotel Group is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.

Holiday Inn Express participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG®Rewards Club. The industry’s first, largest and fast-growing guest loyalty program with over 74 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

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