Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront Opens Following a $5 Million Renovation

Resort Hotel at the Heart of Daytona's Famous Beach Offers Outstanding Beachfront Vacation Experiences

February 11, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announces the reopening of the recently renovated Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront, located in the heart of Daytona's beach district, facing the Atlantic ocean. A choice location for a Florida beachfront vacation, the resort features newly reconditioned spacious accommodations, upgraded during a $5 million renovation of the resort.

Formerly the Inn On The Beach, the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront features beachfront rooms with private balconies overlooking Daytona's famous beach, as well as an oceanfront pool and lounge.

"The opening of the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach is yet another great reflection of the Holiday Inn global brand relaunch," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, IHG. "It's the perfect location for a Florida family vacation and is also ideal for weddings, social gatherings and corporate events for business travelers."

The renovation of the resort is in keeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, first announced in 2007. The relaunch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the drive to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The program focuses on arrival and welcome services, as well as guestroom and guest bath comfort.

Located at 1615 S. Atlantic Ave., the resort is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, beachfront boutiques and stores on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. It is also just a short drive from some of the area's most popular attractions, including the Daytona International Speedway, the Ponce De Leon Lighthouse and the Daytona Lagoon Waterpark.

The seven-story resort has 185 guest rooms, including 19 suites, and features a newly remodeled fitness center as well as a business center. There is a Children's Activity Center, a Kid's Splash Park, game room and beach volleyball courts. Guests can also relax in the resort's oceanfront hot tub and around the fire pits.

The Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront features 1,200 square feet of meeting space and a boardroom ideal for business meetings. The hotel also includes a restaurant, open seasonally for breakfast, lunch and dinner where kids 12 and younger eat free when accompanied by an adult and ordering from the kids' menu. This includes up to four kids per reservation. All of the recently upgraded rooms feature modern coastal décor, wireless Internet, microwave, refrigerator and flat panel 32-inch televisions with HDTV and HBO. For convenience, the rooms also include an iron and ironing board, private safes and coffeemaker.

"We are pleased to be part of Holiday Inn, a brand that is recognized around the world," said General Manager Efrain Silva. "Transitioning the hotel to a resort makes it the perfect destination for guests who want to relax and enjoy a beach vacation. We have something for everyone: Jacuzzi suites and fire pits for a romantic getaway; a Splash Park for kids; and wireless Internet and desks in rooms for the business traveler."

The Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront is owned by Humphrey Reality Corp and is managed by Humphrey Management and Hospitality under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry's first and largest guest loyalty program has 52 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG's more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.

Notes to Editors:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well-recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. We also manage the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline which we expect to create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

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

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