IHG Announces the Opening of a Holiday Inn Express® & Suites for Fredericton, New Brunswick

Hotel opens in New Brunswick's capital city after undergoing a nearly $3M renovation.

November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the newly renovated 91 room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Fredericton. Formerly a Lakeview Inns & Suites hotel, the property is located in the growing business area of uptown Fredericton. The hotel offers easy access to the TransCanada Highway 2, Princess Margaret Bridge and Regent Mall. Near the hotel are the Fredericton Golf Club, Fredericton International Airport and St. John River, where guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, breathtaking views and local cuisine.

"The Holiday Inn Express brand was created to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Core Brands & Brand Operations. "With more than 2,300 properties worldwide and 88 in Canada, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value in this country and around the globe. We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands with the brand-new Holiday Inn Express sign and everything it represents."

The Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, and in order to continue meeting the ever-changing needs of its guests, IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn® Portfolio of Brands' global brand relaunch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels, such as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton, feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

Located at 665 Prospect St., the newest addition to IHG's hotels in New Brunswick features a completely renovated lobby with modern open-concept and sophisticated décor. The hotel offers unique guestrooms, two of which feature quality Artika laminate flooring for guests who have environmental sensitivities and allergies. All rooms have been completely remodeled with new beds, furniture, window treatments, paint scheme, artwork and light fixtures to deliver the consistent and enjoyable travel experience Holiday Inn Express hotel guests have come to expect.

"As the Fredericton market continues to grow, the Holiday Inn Express Fredericton will be able to accommodate the needs of business and leisure travelers in the area," said Brenda Perrin, general manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton. "We look forward to providing our guests with unmatched comfort and convenience at a great value."

The renovated breakfast area offers guests a larger dining space. The complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items, and now features healthy breakfast items, including Oikos® yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Special K® with Red Berries cereal, new oatmeal flavors in cups and a healthy toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of hearty egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit and the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton, owned and managed by D.P. Murphy Inc., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG's diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands participates in IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry's first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at www.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 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn Express® Hotels

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 (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/hiexpress. 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 nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 82 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

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

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, www.twitter.com/ihg,www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Media Contact:   

Brent Marson
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
brent.marson@hkstrategies.ca
+1 (416) 413-4633

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