IHG Announces New-Build Holiday Inn® Hotel Coming to Downtown Montreal, Québec

$75 million dollar investment by owner brings new hotel to Montreal’s business district rendering.

June 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // MONTREAL, QUÉBEC – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces a new Holiday Inn® hotel in downtown Montreal, Québec, scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. This hotel will be the 12th IHG hotel in the greater Montreal region and the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the city. As of Q1 2015, IHG has 172 hotels open in Canada and another 31 in the pipeline.

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West hotel will feature 40 floors, 225 guest rooms, including 30 suites. The hotel, located in the heart of Montreal’s business district, will be near business destinations such as CIBC and IBM Towers, GCI and Concordia University. The hotel will also be in close proximity to cultural attractions including the Bell Center, home to the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Central Station.

Stuart Laurie, Regional Director Midscale Franchise-Canada, IHG, said: “The Holiday Inn brand has been highly successful in Canada since it was first introduced to the region 54 years ago. Growth in Canada is a priority for IHG, and we are very pleased to add a hotel to our portfolio in a high profile location like downtown Montreal.”

Located on Boulevard Rene Lévesque ouest and near Lucien L’Allier Metro Station, the hotel will offer a variety of on-site amenities including free Wi-Fi, ample meeting space, a fitness center and a swimming pool. The hotel’s restaurant, The Blue Line Bistro-Bar, will serve casual dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn hotels when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right … On Time™, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. The hotel will be designed to include elements from IHG’s Green Engage® program for overall energy recovery and reuse including low energy windows and light bulbs.

Hotel Owner Pierre Varadi said: “Holiday Inn is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, and we’re pleased to bring the brand to the heart of Montreal. We look forward to welcoming our guests with contemporary design, modern amenities and the warm, welcoming service that they’ve come to expect from Holiday Inn hotels.”

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and will be managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services. The Holiday Inn brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion– whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn 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 4,900 hotels worldwide.

About the Holiday Inn® brand

With 1,209 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn® is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world and has helped millions of travelers discover the joy of travel since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand and its iconic green sign. At Holiday Inn hotels, guests can find amenities to help them work and play, including full-service restaurants where Kids Eat Free, meeting and business facilities, bright swimming pools and comfortable lounges all designed to help guests relax and refresh, making travel more enjoyable for all. For more information about the Holiday Inn brand, visit www.holidayinn.com or call 1-888-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

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 IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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