June 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today celebrates the grand opening of the Holiday Inn®Brooklyn Downtown hotel. The new-build hotel is located on Schermerhorn Street, near the famed Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Metro Tech Center, and adjacent to IHG’s EVEN®Hotel Brooklyn, which is expected to open later this year. With its prime location in New York City’s fastest-growing borough, this new hotel is expected to become a top choice for business and leisure travelers visiting the Downtown Brooklyn area.
The Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown hotel was designed by internationally-acclaimed interior designer Andres Escobar and offers a relaxing and stylish atmosphere featuring ample natural light and design elements, including living green walls and an airy, glass-enclosed greenroom common area. The 14-story property features 245 guestrooms, including a penthouse suite offering sweeping views of Brooklyn through two-story floor-to-ceiling windows. The property features 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 24-hour fitness center, business center and spa inclusive of a heated indoor pool, hot tub, shower, sauna and steam room.
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn® and Crowne Plaza®, The Americas, IHG said: “Over 60 years ago, Kemmons Wilson created the Holiday Inn brand and changed the definition of what a hotel should be, and since then the brand has continued to grow and change with the needs of travelers. This new property in the heart of busy Downtown Brooklyn is a prime example of the brand’s evolution, offering contemporary design and amenities, while still delivering on that special kind of hospitality that millions of travelers all over the world have come to expect from 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. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the modern design and amenities and the warm service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.
Sanjeev Mehta, Owner / Developer, Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown hotel said: “The goal in developing this site was to create a unique hotel that is easily recognizable with a timeless brand, Holiday Inn, to complement the neighborhood. I believe that together, a good location, great product and fantastic service are a guarantee for success. I am proud of my team and confident they will deliver an experience that guests love."
Seen Kei Chiew, Asset Manager, Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown hotel said: “Development in Downtown Brooklyn continues at a record pace, drawing an ever-increasing number of business and leisure travelers to the area and growing the demand for lodging. We strongly believe that our property’s contemporary design, welcoming service and family-friendly programs and amenities will make the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown a favorite among travelers to the area.”
Guests at the Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown hotel can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Brasserie Seoul. Led by Chef Tae Goo Kang, Brasserie Seoul offers a menu highlighting Korean and French flavors and cooking techniques to offer a unique dining experience to guests. Featured menu items include: Brasserie Seoul Surf & Turf, traditional Korean marinated short ribs and spicy king crab with kimchi salad, and Calamari Salad, served with a spicy Korean chili oil sauce, mesclun salad and sweet dressing. As always at Holiday Inn hotels, up to four children ages 12 and younger may eat free when ordering from the kids’ menu and accompanied by a dining adult.
For fitness-minded guests, the property has partnered with wellness and lifestyle company, Urbn Playground, to offer group fitness classes including yoga and Pilates as well as personal training sessions. Interested guests may inquire about class schedules and discounted rates at the front desk.
The hotel, which was designed with a focus on energy conservation, participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability. Lighting throughout the property is LED and guest corridors, bathrooms and offices include motion sensors to conserve energy when not occupied.
The hotel, located at 300 Schermerhorn Street, is owned and managed by New York Hotel Management, LLC. 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 atIHGRewardsClub.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 Holiday Inn® brand, which offers more than 1,220 hotels and resorts worldwide, 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.comor call 1-888-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebookwww.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® 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 programme 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.
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