November 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the new-build, 271-room Holiday Inn® New York City-Times Square hotel. Situated near Times Square and only a short distance from Madison Square Garden, New York Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Broadway theaters, this hotel is expected to become a top choice for business and leisure travelers visiting midtown Manhattan.
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn® Brand, Americas, IHG said: “Holiday Inn is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, and we’re pleased to add this hotel to our family. The Holiday Inn brand created the modern hotel experience and has continued to grow and change with the needs of travelers. This hotel is another example of how the brand delivers a special kind of hospitality that makes guests feel at home the moment they walk through the front door.”
The Holiday Inn brand opened the doors of its first hotel more than 60 years ago and since then, has been making travel more enjoyable for generations of travelers all over the world. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the contemporary design, modern amenities and warm, welcoming service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.
Holiday Inn hotels are designed to provide a welcoming and sociable environment for both business and leisure travelers when they are away from home. Properties feature free Wi-Fi; easily accessible outlets throughout guestrooms; ample meeting space and convenient open public areas, restaurants and lounges ideal for work and fun, all designed to help travelers experience the joy of travel in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
The 35-story Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square features 120 king and 151 double-double rooms, 24-hour business and fitness centers, flight check-in kiosk and Guest Link technology, which provides guest room charging and TV connections.
Guests can also enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night bites at Rattle N Hum West Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, which offers various casual dishes and 49 microbrews on tap. Up to four kids 12 and younger may eat free when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult.
Brian McSherry, Chief Operating Officer, M&R Hotel Management said: “The opening of this hotel marks several milestones for our company. The Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square is the largest hotel in our portfolio, adds a full-service hotel to our growing presence on Manhattan’s West Side and extends our already strong relationship with IHG.”
The hotel, located at 585 Eighth Ave., is owned by IMDN Holdings and managed by M&R Hotel Management. 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. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.
With 1,196 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.
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 franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 727,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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