IHG Announces New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Oshawa, Ontario
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IHG Announces New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Oshawa, Ontario

Hotel Opens Following $24 Million Investment By Ownership

March 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // TORONTO  – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of the new-build 125-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Oshawa Downtown hotel in Oshawa, Ontario. This hotel joins the Holiday Inn Express Whitby Oshawa and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clarington – Bowmanville properties open nearby. Located near major businesses including the General Motors assembly plant and Ontario Power Generation, as well as premier sports and entertainment venue General Motors Centre, this hotel is expected to become a top choice for business, sport and leisure travellers to the Oshawa area.

Jennifer Gribble, Vice President, Holiday Inn Express® Brand, IHG, said: “Holiday Inn Express is one of the most widely recognized lodging brands in the world, and we’re pleased to add this hotel in the downtown Oshawa area to our family. The Holiday Inn Express brand continues to grow across the Canadian market, delivering a special kind of hospitality that makes guests feel at home the moment they walk through the front door.”

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 2,425 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated yet personal service travellers expect from the brand.

The Holiday Inn Express Oshawa Downtown hotel is adjacent to the Oshawa Convention Centre, Durham Region’s newest building. Offering 8,000 square feet of meeting space, this facility comfortably accommodates up to 400 people and features state-of-the-art projectors, lighting and sound equipment.

The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour business center. 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, including a variety of healthy options, including Oikos® yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Kellogg’s® breakfast cereals, 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 other hot and cold options including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.

Dustin Saunders, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oshawa Downtown said: “The Oshawa market is a great fit for the Holiday Inn Express brand due to the hotel’s convenient downtown location and proximity to Highway 401 and General Motors Centre. We look forward to providing our guests with unmatched comfort and convenience at a great value.”

The hotel, located at 67 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, L1G 4S3, Canada, is owned by Chayell Hotels Ltd. and managed by Chayell Hospitality Group 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 largesthotel 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 inIHG 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 2,425 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress . 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® andCandlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 744,000 guest rooms 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 92 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.

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 and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Media Contacts:

Jordan Worrall
Holiday Inn Express® Brand
+1(770) 604-5010

Michelle Dias
+1(416) 886 4873



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