IHG® Announces New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel for Golden-Kicking Horse, British Columbia in Canada

Close Proximity to Six National Parks and Outdoor Activities Make it an Ideal Location for Travelers


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GOLDEN-KICKING HORSE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces a new 75-room Holiday Inn Express hotel for Golden-Kicking Horse in British Columbia. Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Selkirk Mountain ranges, the newest addition to IHG’s portfolio in British Columbia opens following a significant investment by 611017 BC Ltd. The hotel is a short distance from six national parks and is conveniently situated near popular downhill and cross country skiing venues as well as other outdoor activities ranging from golf, to downhill mountain biking, to hiking and white water rafting.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn® Brand Family, IHG. "With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.  We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.”

The new hotel is designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

“We are excited to be a part of the Holiday Inn Express brand family and that’s why we made a significant investment to build this new property,” said Sandher, hotel owner. “The hotel is modern, fresh and will surely exceed the expectations of business and leisure travelers alike.”

The new property at 1120 14th Street North is home to 10 suites and an exclusive honeymoon suite with a private jacuzzi. All rooms include a fridge, microwave and 42” HD TVs. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free phones with private voicemail, and complimentary electronic copies of The Globe & Mail®.

The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. 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. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. 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 Holiday Inn Express Golden-Kicking Horse hotel, owned and operated by 611017 BC Ltd, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 77 million members. IHG® Rewards Club is free to join 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 4,700 hotels worldwide. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion.

About Holiday Inn Express® Hotels
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are a part of the IHG brand family and are the ideal choice for the smart traveler, offering them a great night’s rest while helping them be productive on the go. Fresh, clean, modern 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, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). Launched in 1991, the Holiday Inn Express® brand is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the hotel industry, opening hotels at a rate of two per week on average.

There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information or to book a reservation, visit ihg.com/holidayinnexpress   or call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Find us on twitter twitter.com/HIExpress or Facebook facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.



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