January 27, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the newly-converted 212-room Holiday Inn® Houston Downtown hotel in Houston, Texas. This is the first Holiday Inn hotel located in the downtown area of the city and joins theCrowne Plaza® Houston-Downtown hotel and the Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Houston-Downtown Convention Center hotel, already located nearby. The hotel boasts a second floor terrace with a wonderful view of Houston’s Downtown Skyline and is conveniently located near Houston’s Metrorail.
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn® Brand, The Americas, IHG said: “We are delighted to expand the Holiday Inn brand to downtown Houston. It is a strong market for business travel given its proximity to some of the area’s big businesses, and we are confident that guests staying here will find that the property’s amenities and service help them balance the demands of business travel with an enjoyable and relaxing stay.”
The Holiday Inn brand opened the doors of its first hotel more than 60 years ago and since then has been making travel more enjoyable for generations of travelers all over the world. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the contemporary design, modern amenities, and warm, welcoming service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.
Holiday Inn hotels are designed to provide a welcoming and sociable environment for business travelers spending time away from home. Amenities including free Wi-Fi, easily accessible outlets throughout guestrooms, ample meeting space and convenient open public areas ideal for collaboration or post-meeting relaxation help travelers stay productive and accomplish their goals in a warm atmosphere, making business travel about more than just work.
The Holiday Inn Houston Downtown hotel also includes a fully-equipped fitness center overlooking the hotel’s terrace and Burger Theory, the hotel’s on-site restaurant and bar which offers various casual dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids 12 and younger eat free when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult.
Donato Pinierio, General Manager, said: "With our close proximity to the Theater District and the George R. Brown Convention Center, and convenient access to a number of big businesses such as Chevron, Deloitte and JP Morgan Chase, as well as Houston’s Metrorail, we anticipate our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of business and convention travelers visiting the area.”
The hotel, located at 1616 Main Street is owned by HDT Hotels LLC and managed by Pathfinder Development. The Holiday Inn 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. The Holiday Inn 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 5,000 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.
With 1,196 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn® is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world and has helped millions of travelers discover the joy of travel since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand and its iconic green sign. At Holiday Inn hotels, guests can find amenities to help them work and play, including full-service restaurants where Kids Eat Free, meeting and business facilities, bright swimming pools and comfortable lounges all designed to help guests relax and refresh, making travel more enjoyable for all. For more information about the Holiday Inn brand, visitwww.holidayinn.com or call 1-888-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.
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® andCandlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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