$14 million conversion hotel opens near the James Armstrong International Airport
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG] announced the opening of the new 151-room Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park. The property is the first and largest hotel to open in the rapidly growing Winnipeg airport area. The renovation includes a complete redesign of the building‘s exterior, lobby, food, and beverage concepts, meeting spaces and guestrooms.
Conveniently located by James Armstrong International Airport, the property is just five minutes away from downtown. Also a short drive away is Winnipeg’s famous Polo Park shopping centre, the largest in Manitoba, featuring the best of Winnipeg’s shopping, dining and entertainment.
The property includes features in keeping with the $1 billion Holiday Inn re-launch, the biggest ever project of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. First announced in 2007, the re-launch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the drive to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio.
“We are proud to welcome the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park property to the Holiday Inn family with the brand new sign and everything it represents,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, the Americas, IHG. “The hotel represents the new face of the brand that is redefining guest comfort in towns across Canada, and we believe Winnipeg, with its international airport, is a market where this new Holiday Inn will thrive.”
The 110,000 sq.-ft. Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park was developed to be more efficient to build, operate and maintain,offering a variety of other amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a luxurious steam room and a variety of business services. With 20,000-sq. ft. of function space, the hotel is available for business meetings and banquets. For the kids, Rainforest Splashpark offers an exciting and interactive waterpark experience.
“A home-away-from-home for generations of travelers, Holiday Inn has always represented quality and comfort,” said Jiten Jattan, general manager, Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park. “Winnipeg is a well-traveled market and a perfect fit for this new Holiday Inn.”
The hotel design creates a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend-forward and comfortable. The hotel features a natural, fresh color palette punctuated by pops of energetic colors. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” The bathrooms include a specially-designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities.
The residential design includes business-focused necessities like an ergonomic work station, data ports, complimentary high speed Internet access in guest rooms and WiFi capabilities. In addition, each room has the standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, cable television, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
The Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park is owned and managed by AP2 Developments, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 1740 Ellice Avenue.
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 67 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.
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