January 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announces the recent opening of the new Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, formerly part of the Wyndham Princeton, is conveniently located minutes from downtown Princeton and less than 15 minutes from Princeton University, and set in 35 wooded acres overlooking a tranquil lake.
“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president, Brand Management, the Americas, IHG. “With more than 2,100 properties worldwide, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like Princeton, providing our guests with an enhanced stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand new sign and everything it represents.”
The new hotel includes features in keeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. 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, guestroom and guest-bath comfort, and a redesigned logo and signage.
“We’re pleased to be joining the Holiday Inn brand family and to be able to provide visitors to the Princeton area with outstanding service and a great value,” said General Manager, David Fortier. “The Holiday Inn Express brand is both smart and fresh, and we believe this hotel fits perfectly with the needs of our community.”
Located at 870 Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro, the new Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast boasts a new, modern appearance and décor, with upgraded furnishings and amenities. The three-story, 62-room hotel is near Interstates 195, 295, U.S. Highway 1 and the New Jersey Turnpike, and conveniently accessible from both Newark and Philadelphia international airports.
The Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast is perfect for business travelers planning to attend meetings or events in Princeton or Plainsboro. The hotel is conveniently located near Princeton University, the Princeton Historic District, the University Medical Center in Plainsboro, and several Fortune 500 companies. The hotel also caters to families who can enjoy nearby access to an abundance of restaurants, shops and national-brand department stores nearby, as well as Six Flags Great Adventure and Mercer County Park.
In addition to complimentary high-speed Internet access available throughout the hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast has a 24-hour business center, as well as a 735-square-foot conference room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the wooded area. Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast guests also have access to another a conference center facility featuring severalconference rooms, which can accommodate groups from less than half a dozen to more than 350 people.
The Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable business or leisure stay with innovative preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience. The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. TheSimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary StaySmart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower with glass doors, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.
Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access and free local phone and toll free, phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.
The Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast is owned by Princeton Three Hospitality Group LLC and managed by GF Management under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to www.hiexpress.com.
Holiday Inn Express participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with 69 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.
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, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,100 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 69 million members worldwide.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 672,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate 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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