IHG Grows the Holiday Inn Express® Brand in Luxury Ski Market

Hotel Opens in Time for 2015 Ski Season

January 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® Snowmass Village hotel. As the newest addition to IHG hotels in Colorado, this four story hotel features 145 guest rooms and six suites. Situated at the base of Snowmass Mountain, it is only a two minute walk from the hotel to ski lift access. Due to its desirable Colorado location, this hotel appeals to avid skiers and snowboarders in the winter as well as hikers and mountain bikers in the warmer months of the year.

Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Core Brands & Brand Operations, IHG, commented: "Given its prime location in a popular ski market, the Holiday Inn Express Snowmass Village hotel will be a great destination for outdoor sport enthusiasts who want to spend more time on the mountain than in their room. We are proud to welcome this extremely well-located property into the Holiday Inn Express brand portfolio.”

Jim Morrissey, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Snowmass Village hotel, commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming our new guests to this unique Holiday Inn Express hotel. By incorporating elements from traditional ski-lodge style hotels with the modern conveniences and travel amenities smart travelers have come to expect, our hotel provides a unique option for travelers wanting to enjoy the beauty of Snowmass Village throughout the year.”

All guest rooms have been updated and have a wide variety of amenities including iPod docking stations, large under-bed trundle drawers, cubbies for ski gear and a place to hang skis. The hotel also features a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a 24-hour fitness center and more than 1,100 square feet of meeting space. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen, king-sized or two double beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast™ 100% Arabica coffee.

The complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items, and now features healthy breakfast items, including Chobani® yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Special K® cereal with red berries, new oatmeal flavors in cups and a toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes.

Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.

The Holiday Inn Express Snowmass Village hotel, located at 40 Elbert Lane in Snowmass Village, is managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. The Holiday Inn Express brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. Guests can also book a green hotel stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

About Holiday Inn Express Hotels

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/hiexpress. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 82 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg,www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE InterContinental Hotels Group

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