December 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MONT-TREMBLANT, QC. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the opening of a new Holiday Inn Express® & Suites hotel in Tremblant just in time for the 2015 winter ski season. Recently undergoing a $3.2 million investment by the ownership, this property is located in the heart of the Tremblant Pedestrian Village, conveniently accessible to numerous ski lifts, restaurants and shops. With the opening of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant hotel, IHG has 14 hotels in Quebec Province with two more properties in the pipeline.
Those looking to enjoy the outdoors will be pleased with the wide range of activities offered year-round in Mont-Tremblant. Located nearby is the Mont-Tremblant Activity Centre, which offers everything from winter sleigh rides and snowmobiling to rock climbing and white water rafting in the summer. Golfers can enjoy the hotel's close proximity to world class golf courses such as Le Diable and Le Géant. The Casino de Mont-Tremblant is a gondola ride away and can even be reached on skis in the winter. In the summer, guests can enjoy Ziptrek Ecotours – a ziplining experience with five ziplines, comprised of nearly four kilometers of suspended descent.
The Tremblant Village was recently named among the top 25 ski towns in the world by National Geographic. Unparalleled views of the Laurentian Mountains and the diversity of the region's four seasons have enabled it to play host to highly acclaimed major events such as the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, the Tremblant 24h of Skiing, The Wanderlust Wellness Festival as well as the Tremblant International Blues Festival.
Only a 90-minute drive from Montreal, the four-story, 141-room hotel includes a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool bath (open year round), fitness room, sauna and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Business travellers can take advantage of the Tremblant Convention Centre in the heart of the pedestrian village, located only 100 meters away from the hotel.
"IHG has a strong Holiday Inn Express portfolio in Canada, with nearly 90 hotels open and another 18 in the pipeline," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Core Brands & Brand Operations, IHG. "We are pleased to continue the growth of the Holiday Inn Express brand in unique markets like Tremblant, which draws business and leisure visitors during all months of the year."
The Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, and in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its guest, IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand re-launch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
"Tremblant is a top resort destination and our hotel is located in the heart of its pedestrian village, giving unparalleled access to all the skiing facilities here," said Serge Dufresne, general manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant hotel. "We look forward to welcoming our guests with all the amenities and services that they have come to expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand."
Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, 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. 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. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead and signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included.
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® cereal with red berries, new oatmeal flavors in cups and a toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's signature cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant hotel, managed by Intrawest, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. 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.
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.
Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its four-season guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World's 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers flying direct from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature's doorstep.
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