IHG Announces New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel In Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec

New hotel opens following $13 million CAD investment by ownership.

July 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of the new-build 134-room Holiday Inn Express® and Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec. This hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the city and joins other IHG properties in the Greater Montreal area including: the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal Airport hotel, the Holiday Inn® Laval hotel and a recently-announced new-build Holiday Inn hotel expected to open in downtown Montreal in 2017. The hotel, located near businesses such as Kraft Canada and Ericsson and attractions including the Zig Zag Zoo and Mont Rigaud, is expected to become a top choice for business and leisure travellers in the Vaudreuil-Dorion area.

Jennifer Gribble, Vice President Holiday Inn Express® Brand, IHG said: “From the moment guests see the recognizable blue sign as they approach the Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel, they know that their stay will be straightforward and enjoyable. They know that they will get a great night’s rest, enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning with a variety of choices to meet their needs and get on their way to accomplish their travel goals. This brand was created to deliver just that and it’s what we strive to do every day in every hotel.”

The Holiday Inn Express brand is the smart choice for travellers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go while staying productive, delivering exactly what they need and nothing they don’t. The more than 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated yet personal service travellers expect from the brand.

The hotel features an indoor saltwater pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Business travellers can take advantage of one of seven suites each featuring a private meeting room for up to four people. The hotel also offers 1,820 square feet of meeting space which can comfortably accommodate up to 225 people for a cocktail style reception. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen, king-sized or two double beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast™ 100% Arabica coffee.

The complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items and now features an expanded selection of healthy breakfast items, including Oikos® yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Kellogg’s® breakfast cereals, new Quaker® oatmeal flavors in cups and a toppings bar for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a wide variety of options including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.

Kristopher Wekarchuk, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion said: “The Vaudreuil-Dorion market is a great fit for the Holiday Inn Express brand due to its convenient location near Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport, Joseph Carrier Industrial Park and Kraft Canada. We look forward to providing our guests with unmatched comfort and convenience at a great value.”

The hotel, located at 33 Boulevard de la Cité -des-Jeunes Est, is owned and managed by HOTEL M INC. The Holiday Inn Express 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. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. The Holiday Inn Express brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at 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 4,900 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. 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 (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,375 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 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® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

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)

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Abby Jensen
IHG
abby.jensen@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-2475

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

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