IHG® Signs Agreement for Third Hotel With Le Groupe Robin

The new-build Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Trois-Rivières hotel is set to open early 2018

June 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), the nation’s premier hotel company with 175 properties from coast-to-coast, announces the signing of a third hotel with the ownership group Le Groupe Robin.

The Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Trois-Rivières hotel will be a 111-room, eco-friendly LEED®-certified property. It will include 79 standard rooms and 32 suites – including eight business suites with private meeting space for up to six people. The hotel is equipped with the latest energy and cost savings technologies such as a large solar wall that will be used to produce energy and power all exterior signage year-round.

Le Groupe Robin will incorporate the city’s rich history into the design and culture of the property. The hotel will feature the Holiday Inn Express brand’s new design solution, which was created to meet the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest who is looking for a simple, smart travel experience.

Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President, Canada, IHG said: “We are so pleased to have Le Groupe Robin add an additional property in Quebec. They are known for quality properties and we are looking forward to continuing our great relationship with them.”

Nellie Robin, Vice President of Le Groupe Robin said: “IHG has been a trusted partner in the development and opening of our two other Quebec hotels in Saint Hyacinthe and Vaudreuil Dorion. We are excited to expand our partnership with this third property in Trois-Rivières and continue to offer the best service while redefining our vision of hospitality.”

The hotel is set to open early 2018, and will be in the heart of Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières is centrally located between the large cities of Montreal and Quebec City; the community has experienced growth over the last few years, making it a major business and leisure destination.

Le Groupe Robin’s two IHG hotels are award-winning properties. The Holiday Inn Express Saint-Hyacinthewas Canada’s first hotel with LEED® certification, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vandreuil-Dorionreceived the 2016 IHG Developer of the Year Award.

This new property is set to be Quebec’s 16th IHG hotel. IHG has 175 properties and 24,659 rooms in Canada, with 29 hotels and 3,358 rooms in the pipeline.

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

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 (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently 2,438 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress. 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 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® andCandlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 742,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with nearly 94 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.

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 and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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